Our Weekly Newsletter Connecting School and Home
Unbelievably, we are half way through the half term already with the weeks flying by. Thank you for bearing with us during the strike action on Tuesday. There was inevitably some disruption to lessons but I felt it important to keep the school open for all boys to allow learning to take place.
Have a pleasant long weekend.
From The FBS Foundation
Boost your donation through “match funding” – it’s easy and the impact is huge.
Did you know that you could be able to double your donation to The FBS Foundation without any cost to yourself (and very little effort)?
A huge number of companies in the UK offer to match any charitable donations made by employees and there is a good chance that you may work for one of them. If so, we would be incredibly grateful if you could take them up on this generous offer.
There is no definitive list of companies who offer match funding but there are numerous examples including banks, building societies, utilities providers, phone companies and supermarkets. We believe that match funding opportunities are available at:
- NatWest Group Aviva
- BAE Systems
- Barclays Bank
- British American Tobacco
- British Gas
- BT Group
- Coca-Cola European Partners
- Deutsche Bank
- Ernst & Young
- Goldman Sachs
- John Lewis Partnership
- JPMorgan Chase
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Marks & Spencer
- Morgan Stanley
- Nationwide Building Society
- PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
- RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
- Royal Mail
- Standard Chartered
- And many more….
We would be most grateful if you could email your HR department to ask if they offer match funding for charitable donations. If the answer is yes, quote our charity details (below) and let us know. We’ll do the rest.
If a number of our donors can do this, the impact on the school will be huge.
Thank you in advance.
CEO, The Fulham Boys School Trust
The Fulham Boys School Foundation CIO
Registered Charity Number: 1197150
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.
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 / Year 11 17:00.
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’.
Spanish Trip to Barcelona – Year 7, 8 and 9
The MFL department is excited to open additional places on our Barcelona tour for September 2023. Please see this Spanish trip letter for further details. Sign up for this trip can be completed via ParentPay.
School Prayer – King’s Coronation
Please follow this Coronation prayer link to view a prayer that will be read to all form groups to mark the King’s Coronation.
Year 7 Update
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 8 Update
Year 9 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 there will also be a practice session 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 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 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.
Year 11 MFL Speaking Exams
Well being Afternoon and Oxford Trip
Year 12 recently enjoyed a well being afternoon at the school where they were involved in a whole host of activities. The boys really benefited from this time together and were able to take part in activities they wouldn’t normally have chance to do. Furthermore, on Thursday, a group of Year 12 boys visited Oxford University for a tour of the campuses and also took part in an array of different workshops. Follow the below link for some photos of both events.
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
Year 9’s first practice expedition to Box Hill 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.
Trip to The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
On Wednesday evening, many of our boys travelled to The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith to view a production of The Good Person of Szechwan. The boys thoroughly enjoyed this performance and will go a long way in supporting them in upcoming exams that they have.
FBS Foundation Event Night – Thursday 18th May
We are getting very excited about The FBS Foundation’s most ambitious fundraising event yet. 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.
Monday 8th May Bank Holiday
A reminder that there will be no school on Monday 8th May due to the bank holiday.
Monday 8th May
Wednesday 10th May
PE Trip to St Mary’s University
|Thursday 11th May||
Year 13 Last Day
Friday 12th May
|Year 11 Last Day|
Monday 15th May
|DofE Final Expedition Practice Session (all boys)|
Tuesday 16th May
|Year 7 Parent Consultation|
Thursday 18th May
|FBS Foundation Event at Tramp Club|
Friday 19th May
|DofE Bronze Final Expedition (all boys)|
Monday 22nd May
|Year 8 Parent Consultation|