Friends of School

Who we are .......

All parents belong to Friends of Bishop Monkton School (FOBMS) Through this organisation, parents actively support the school by raising money to provide facilities and equipment which enhance the children’s education and also having social events for families to enjoy.

2017/2018 FOBMS committee 

Ashlea Costelloe Chairperson 
Rebecca Owen Vice Chair
Sarah McGrath Secretary 
Emma Gough Treasurer 

For further information and how to contact FOBMS, visit the school website on


Friends of School news

Sweet gesture from Youth Club

Bishop Monkton Methodist Youth Club  presented a cheque for £300 to the Friends of School – and most of the money came from the small profits made each week over several years from the sale of sweets to the kids!  

Making the presentation were two youngsters, Elena Russell and George Jennings, and they handed the cheque to Ashlea Costelloe, Julia Russell and Emma Gough, representing the Friends of School, who thanked the Youth Club for its wonderful donation which would be put to good use. 

The highly popular Methodist Youth Club, with 50 signed up members, meets each Friday evening during term with the kids playing on any  of more a dozen games set up or organised around the hall, and outside during the summer. The free to attend club has now been running for seven years and is open to youngsters aged between 10 and 15 who live in the village or attend the school. It is led by David Arundell, Pauline Arundell and Lesley Shervington.


iPads for everyone!

Pupils at Bishop Monkton School trying out the 25 new iPads which were bought for them as a result of the big race day earlier organised by The Beck Busters. A similar event took place Sunday, on 15 September 2019. For more details e-mail