We are delighted to announce that Dysart School continues to be Outstanding!

Ofsted November 2018

Friends of Dysart School









About FODS

The Friends of Dysart School (FODS) is Dysart School’s fundraising and parent support group.  Its mission is to advance the education of the pupils of Dysart School and to promote and protect the physical and mental health of children with disabilities and their carers.  This will include, in particular but not exclusively, providing facilities or equipment that supports the school and developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.

FODS has been effective at fundraising in recent years and made significant contributions for the purchase of two new minibuses and a sensory garden.  FODS is looking to build on this success by engaging the local community further and planning some fun events.

Support FODS

Please consider if you could support us in one or more of the following ways:

FODS is a registered charity (1137096) and can benefit from Gift Aid on personal donations.

FODS Trustees

We are delighted that FODS is led by parents, school staff and members of the community.

FODS Events 2018-2019

Welcome Parents (everyone welcome!) – Thursday 27th September 2018, 6:30pm at Dysart

Christmas Extravaganza – Friday 7th December, 2:30 to 5pm at Dysart

Quiz Night – Friday 1st Feb 2019, 7pm at Dysart

Spring Fair – Saturday 30th March 2019, 12pm to 3pm at Dysart

Bingo Night – Friday 10th May 2019, 7:30pm at Dysart

Art Exhibition – Weds 3rd July and Thurs 4th July, 1:30 to 7:30pm at Dysart

Chair James Evans (Parent) fods@dysartschool.org

Treasurer Andrew Stodhart (Community member)

Secretary Martin Jackson (Parent)

Christabel Jackson (Parent)

Leigh Edser (Dysart Principal)

Penny Jelbert (Dysart Business Manager)

Liz McIntosh (Staff)

Christine Powell (Staff)

Racheal Rajah (Staff)


The school is a calm and happy place. As a result, pupils enjoy school, are keen to learn and attend well.

Ofsted 2015

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