Friends of Rush Common (FORC) is a charity run by parent volunteers raising money to provide additional equipment and facilities that support and enhance school life for each child.

The school encourages the children to have as many different experiences as possible. This can be through play as well as more traditional learning. This academic year, Friends of Rush Common is raising money to fund some interactive smart screens which will allow a greater flexibility of approach to teaching, efficiency, and pace of learning. Teachers can swiftly move through content in an interactive and engaging way and pupils can use the interactive functionality of the screens.

Each year the group organises two school discos for the children; a Christmas Bazaar and a Summer Fete along with other events for the whole family including a Bingo Night.

Money raised has also paid for all pupils to see a Pantomine, a brand new trim trail to be used by all children (installation date TBC), maths resources, and new books for the school library.

It is a fun group to be a part of and a great way to meet other parents from the school and find out more about school life. If you would like to find out more about the Friends of Rush Common, contact either of the joint FORC Chairs, Emma Jackman and Neha Mistry, at: or come along to a Friday coffee morning (in the BASC building). We would love to hear from you.

Updates about our activities can be found in the fortnightly school newsletter.