Who are FORPS?

All parents and carers are welcomed to the Friends of Rydal Penrhos School (FORPS). Rydal Penrhos School families are spread over a large area of North Wales and beyond. FORPS helps to foster good communication links between parents and staff at the school.

FORPS is committed to organising social events and activities to bring members of the community together at different times throughout the year. Events range from chocolate bingo and the summer fair, packed with stalls and activities for the children, to our annual black tie Christmas Ball.

Funds raised through FORPS events are used to benefit all children within the school by providing extra items to further enhance learning and the overall school experience.

FORPS also raises money for charities and good causes, supporting Action for Children, Macmillan Cancer Support, Amnesty International and more.

What FORPS have done so far


Since 2012, FORPS have purchased more than £25,000 worth of equipment for Rydal Penrhos, including:

  • Art department photography equipment
  • Action for Children project
  • Chess equipment
  • Football goals (Prep)
  • Camcorder
  • Lights for Rick Maple Drama studio
  • Lego Mindstorm sets
  • Walking boots
  • BBQ
  • Korg NanoKay piano interfaces x 22
  • Raspberry Pi kits with robotic arms x 2
  • Defibrillators x 2
  • Camping stoves for expeditions
  • Greenpower electric car kit
  • Harp
  • Prep School eco-garden
  • Early Years play equipment
  • Inflatable course for swimming pool
  • Computer controlled sewing machines x 2
  • Pop-up art gallery
  • Virtual Reality set
  • Art easels for Prep School
  • Turbo trainers x 2
  • Recycling bins for the Eco-committee
  • Donation towards the refurbishment of the Ferguson Centre
How to join

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to take an active part in FORPS, either as a committee member or occasional volunteer at events.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Sarah James at SJames@rydalpenrhos.com or by phone at 01492 530155.