Bemerton St John CofE Primary School

Friends Of Bemerton St John (FoBS)

If you would like to get involved in any capacity, please speak to one of us in the playground or email us at

Or via our Facebook page

Upcoming events:

Disco - 27th September 2024 

Fireworks - 5th November 2024


Some of our regular events include: 

  • School discos
  • Monthly 50-50 draw
  • Bingo Night
  • Summer Fete
  • Mothers Day Crafts
  • FoBShop
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Cake sales
  • Quiz Night
  • School uniform swap shop

We are a group of Mums, Dads and teachers who meet regularly to plan events and fundraise for Bemerton St John Primary School in Lower Bemerton, Salisbury. All money raised directly benefits the pupils at this school. We get involved wherever we can to help the school and try to spread a little happiness along the way. 


Our most recent fundraisers:

The children had a great time at the School Disco on Friday 2nd February. There was a good turnout and the children enjoyed the dancing and return of Disco Dion. 

The 50:50 draws are now taking place each month. Congratulations to the winners of our most recent draw.

Mothers Day Craft

St John's Place was a hive of activity as the children made cards, chose cutters to make peppermint creams and decorated a flower memo holder for someone special in their lives. It was lovely to see the children engage so readily in the tasks, making for a very happy atmosphere. Thank you to our volunteers and staff for helping on this occasion.

Christmas Bazaar

This was a very busy, happy occasion. A massive thank you to the FoBS team who worked so hard behind the scenes, and to the enthusiastic Year 6s who joined us to bring a wide variety of stalls.  We were so pleased that Father Christmas was able to join us, despite his busy schedule this time of year, and was wonderfully assisted by his elf.  We are absolutely delighted and amazed to share with you our record-breaking total of £2,254.20.



easyfundraising logoOne of the quickest and easiest ways to raise money for the school is by signing up to Easyfundraising. It will cost you nothing! Here are some videos explaining how to set up your devices so you will automatically raise a donation when purchasing online:



Textile Recycling

Please keep on donating to the Textile Recycling bin; we get paid per kg collected.

NB: Donations need to be in a carrier bag please to avoid getting wet.

Thank you for all your donations.

 Name Tags

name tags 4U Click to use our link for Name Tags 4U:

We have also signed up to who sell a wide-range of stylish name tags to help you keep track of your child's clothes and other school items. The school will earn money for each order made using our school ID, which is 31410.

Use this link:

Or go to the main website and insert the school ID 31410 at the checkout page / delivery address page.

 Pre-loved Bemerton St John uniform

Any requests for pre-loved Bemerton St John School uniform,  please email: 
We will aim to respond to your message within the week.
preloved school uniform

Our Successes!

trim trailWe were delighted to help the school purchase a trim trail for the playground, giving all year groups an opportunity for physical challenge and play. It has been very well received by the school community.

We have also been able to use our funds to purchase 8 new gazebos for the school, providing shade in the playground on hotter days. These were most useful on Sports Day, allowing each class to stay out of the blazing sun between races.

We are currently fundraising for a playground shelter to provide an all-weather area for the children to use throughout the year. 

We are always keen to welcome new members to join our friendly group.

If you would like to get involved in any capacity, please speak to one of us in the playground or email us at

Or via our Facebook page

Fobs on bouncy castle


Members of FoBS represent each class as follows:

Hannah H

Chris, Gemma, Laura, Liz P and Roxi

Kathryn and Kelly

Karolina, Michelle, Sarah, Steph and Roxi

Katie, Martha

Odette, Vicki,  Anna, Catherine, Chris, Dawn, Hannah C, Kathryn, Liz P, Lorna, Mesi and Niamh

Gemma, Katie, Sarah

This year’s FoBS trustees are:

Chair                  Odette

Vice Chair          Steph

Treasurer            Gemma 

Secretary            Vic