Our Weekly Newsletter Connecting School and Home
From The FBS Foundation
Our most ambitious fundraising event yet!
Next Thursday sees The FBS Foundation’s fundraising dinner and dance at Tramp private members club in Mayfair. It of course promises to be an enjoyable and entertaining evening, but beneath the fun, the event has a very serious and important aim: to raise significant funds to support the education of every student at FBS. Even before it has started, it has already become the biggest single fundraising event in the school’s history and all proceeds from the evening, including ticket sales and the auction, will go directly to The FBS Foundation for use by the school.
I would like to thank the Year 9 parent who donated this event and thus made it possible. I would also like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to the organising committee who have put their heart and soul into making it a success: Chiara Brown, Sarah Bender, Anna Brennan and Anoushka Brand. It has been a pleasure working with you all.
Alongside the event we have a silent auction with some exciting and interesting prizes. You can look at the auction prizes by following this auction link and make a bid if something catches your eye.
Thank you to all for your continued support of The FBS Foundation.
CEO, The Fulham Boys School Trust
From The Friends of FBS
Hold the date! Summer Fair and International Food Day Part 2.
On Friday 30th June from 16:30 – 19:30, the Friends of FBS will be holding an International Food Day. As the seasons change, so do the ingredients. As such, we thought we would combine our International Food Day Part 2, with our Summer Fair. All the boys, parents and teachers can enjoy good food, entertainment and games together.
Please hold the date and get your recipes ready for a full on food evening.
Further details on how to get involved will be distributed in the near future.
The Friends of FBS
Student Departure Times – Tuesday 16th May
On Tuesday 16th May, it is Year 7 parent consultation. Leaving times for this day can be seen below.
Year 7: 12:40 / Year 8: 14:30 / Year 9: 14:30 / Year 10: 16:10 /
School Termly Prayer Meeting – Thursday 18th May 17:15 – 18:00
Student Departure Times – Monday 22nd May
On Monday 22nd May, it is Year 8 parent consultation. Leaving times for this day can be seen below.
Year 7: 14:30 / Year 8: 12:40 / Year 9: 14:30 / Year 10: 14:30
Ski Trip 2023
The Ski Trip for this year is now live and so far we have had quite a few sign ups. There are still plenty of places available. More details regarding the trip can be found by reading this Ski Trip letter. If your son would be interested in attending, then sign up can be completed on ParentPay under the payment item titled ‘SKI TRIP CHRISTMAS 2023’.
Changes to Whole School Day
Please follow the link to this document which outlines the upcoming changes that are due to occur at the school from September onwards.
Year 7 Parent Consultation
As you know the Parent Consultation afternoon for Year 7 is coming up on Tuesday 16th May. This is the chance to meet with all of your son’s teachers to find out how he is getting on at FBS this academic year and exactly what he needs to do now to achieve his end of year target grade in the June exams. These meetings will take place online with each of your son’s teachers.
Appointments will be available to book from 1pm on Friday 5th May. Please log on to School Cloud to make your appointments. You can also find a link to this booking system on Parent Portal, and on the website under FBS Parent Platforms. Please do not hesitate to contact the school you have any questions or concerns.
Year 7 Update
Year 8 Parent Consultation – Monday 22nd May
As you know the Parent Consultation afternoon for Year 8 is coming up on Monday 22nd May. This is the chance to meet with all of your son’s teachers to find out how he is getting on at FBS this academic year and exactly what he needs to do now to achieve his end of year target grade in the June exams. These meetings will take place online with each of your son’s teachers.
Appointments will be available to book from 1pm on Friday 12th May. Please log on to School Cloud to make your appointments. You can also find a link to this booking system on Parent Portal, and on the website under FBS Parent Platforms. Please do not hesitate to contact the school you have any questions or concerns.
Year 8 Update
Year 9 Bronze DofE Final Expedition – Friday 19th – Saturday 20th May
A reminder that the final DofE expedition will take place on the 19th – 20th May. This will be for all boys who are involved. Another reminder that the practice session for this expedition will be on Monday 15th May from 5pm – 7pm . This will be an assessment training session involving map reading and route planning. Attendance is compulsory for all boys involved.
Year 9 Update
Year 10 Work Experience Forms
Please ensure that the work experience forms are returned to Ms Le Hur as soon as possible. Forms need to be signed by a parent/guardian, the student and the employer.
Help With Work Experience
If anyone is able to help providing a work experience opportunity for our Year 10 boys, please contact Ms Le Hur on email@example.com.
Year 11 Last Day
Today we celebrated our Year 11’s last day. Many of these boys will be rejoining us for 6th form, however it was a great chance to celebrate together and to say goodbye to those that are leaving. We wish all the boys the best of luck in their exams and we hope they have a great summer afterwards! Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for more photos of the day,
Year 11 Exam Timetable
The Year 11 GCSE exam timetable can be found by following this link. All the details for the exams are listed within the spreadsheet.
There is no relevant news pertinent to Year 12 this week.
Year 13 Last Day – Thursday 11th May
Yesterday, we celebrated our Year 13’s last day at The Fulham Boys School. It was a wonderful day had by all with the boys participating in many activities organised by the sixth form team. Most of these boys have been with us for 7 years so for some it has been a very long journey. We really want to wish the boys the best of luck in their future endeavours and also in their upcoming exams. To view some photos from the day, please follow the below ‘Read more’ link. To view the highlight video which contains some messages from the Staff and students, please follow this Year 13 video link.
Year 13 Exam Timetable
The Year 13 A Level exam timetable can be found by following this link. All the details for the exams are listed within the spreadsheet.
Year 9 DofE Practice Expedition 2
Year 9’s practice expedition to Box Hill for Liddell and Wilberforce boys was a great success. All the boys gained vital experience which will aid them in their final expedition in the weeks to come. For a Bronze practice, the navigation skills shown by the boys were very impressive and all but one group were able to navigate their way back to the campsite without any issues. Follow the below link for some photos of the expedition.
FBS Foundation Event Night – Thursday 18th May
We are getting very excited about The FBS Foundation’s most ambitious fundraising event yet, which is taking place next Thursday. There are just 10 tickets left so do follow the link in the invitation if you would like to join us on what promises to be a memorable night.
Sports and PE Kit – Injuries and Illness
Kit: For the summer term, students should be wearing trainers, white socks and white polo shirts for both PE lessons and sports afternoons/mornings. We would encourage students to also bring a fleece or rain jacket just in case. As the weather gets hotter, please ensure your son has a water bottle and sun cream available. If required, please follow this Tylers Sportswear link for The Fulham Boys School kit page.
Peripatetic Music Lessons
There is availability at the school for lessons in the following instruments: bass guitar, brass, drums, guitar, piano, woodwind (saxophone, clarinet and flute) and finally lessons for singing. If you think your son would be interested in taking part in these lessons, contact either Mr Chawla (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr Gleed (email@example.com) to find out more.
The Drum/Guitar teacher would like to increase his uptake for instrumental lessons. Again, please contact either Mr Chawla or Mr Gleed if your son would be interested. Please see his introductory video here.
Parent Reminder For Visiting School
This is a polite reminder that parents should avoid visiting reception wishing to speak with a teacher, form tutor, HoH etc without prior arrangement. Parents should contact the relevant staff member by email to make an appointment. Thank you.
French Trip to Loire Valley
A reminder that the French Trip to Loire Valley leaves on Thursday 25th May.
Monday 15th May
|Year 9 DofE Bronze Assessment Training Session|
Tuesday 16th May
Year 7 Parent Consultation (Year 10 PSHCE Afternoon)
|Thursday 18th May||
FBS Foundation Event at Tramp Club
Termly Prayer Meeting
Friday 19th May
|Year 9 DofE Bronze Assessment Expedition|
Monday 22nd May
|Year 8 Parent Consultation|
Thursday 25th May
|French Trip to Loire Valley leaves|
Friday 26th May
|Last Day of Term|
Sunday 28th May
|French Trip Returns|