Friends of Olney Infant Academy

What is FoOIA?

Friends of Olney Infant Academy is the parent teacher association for Olney Infant Academy. FoOIA has a long history of active fundraising, generating thousands of pounds each year to provide a wide variety of complementary equipment and activities for the benefit of every child in the school. FoOIA is a registered charity and qualifies for Gift Aid on donations.

Latest News

You’ll find our latest news and fundraising events on our Facebook page.

Who are FoOIA?

We arrange a wide range of activities and events for children, parents and friends throughout the year with the aim of raising additional funds to buy items that the school would not normally be able to afford due to budget constraints. All profits go directly to the school.

FOOIA aims to support the social and educational development of children at the school. Typically, the money raised supports is used to enhance the school environment and purchase additional equipment. For example, funds support Book Week and African Week. Over the years we have purchased musical instruments, an audio system, new lighting, updated and enhanced the playground, ICT equipment and classroom resources. We have also supported a number of larger projects including the canopy in the foundation outdoor area, the pirate ship and in 2018 the new flooring in the foundation classroom.

In 2018/2019 supported much needed resources for the classrooms from construction toys to reading books, supported book week and made repairs to the playground as well as buying new sports equipment.

FoOIA support is much appreciated by the school and the funds raised help to make the school an exciting and well-resourced place for our children to learn.

Give as you Live

We are registered on Give as you Live which is a website that allows you to raise free funds for charity with your everyday shopping. There are over 4,30 qualifying online stores you can shop at and every purchase then earns commission for the charity that you choose. It’s quick and free to register, so we’d love you to sign up and choose ‘Friends of Olney Infant Academy' as your charity. Click on the logo below to register.

Can you help?

We always need volunteers to help run events or to assist with setting up activities through the committee and we are always looking for support from local businesses. We love to hear ideas for fundraising or ways we could be supporting the school, so please get in touch if you can help in any way.

What’s on this year?

Cake sales...movie nights... school discos...Christmas Concert DVDs...Christmas cards...Christmas trees...Summer Fayre and Parents social so much more!

Contact us

If you are able to lend your support to FoOIA, please email our joint Chairs, Lizzie and Cat via fooia@yahoo.com or leave us a message on our Facebook page.

FoOIA Committee 2019-20

Contact Email: fooia@icloud.com


Lizzie Lleshi

Cat Cook


Katie Charlesworth-Lowe


Sarah Scott

Social Media Officer:

Henrietta Prosser