Parents’ association

Gillotts Parents’ Association aims to support the school by raising funds for special projects and by creating a supportive community of parents around the school.

We have recently funded a new all-weather shelter for the students, raised funds for the purchase of 30 Raspberry Pis and new gym mats for the PE department. The PA also provided the school with its two mini buses.

We warmly encourage all parents join us. Whether you just want to hear about social events, are happy to help out every now and again, or you’d like to join the committee and get involved, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to drop in to our next meeting, listed below.

To join our mailing list or for any enquiries please email gillottspa@gmail.com

You can also join our Facebook page – just search for Gillotts Parents Association and ask to join the group. You will not only hear about events, but also about school news and successes that your children may forget to mention!

Upcoming event!

The weather is set to HOT & SUNNY and we can confirm the Parents Association Summer Party will go ahead on Friday evening! We’d love for you to join us for a fun, relaxed evening on the lawn of the Mansion Block on Friday 28th June, 5.30pm-8.30pm to celebrate the end of the school year.
Bring a picnic rug or camping chair, the kids, a few friends. There is a bar serving Rebellion & Summer Punch, a BBQ (serving from 6-8pm), cakes, strawberries, music, a raffle & the inflatable obstacle course for the kids (and adults at the end!) Take advantage of the beautiful weather and our beautiful playing fields and bring along a football or a frisbee.
Tickets are available on the day – £5 for an adult & child ticket, additional adults £4, additional kids £2 and children under 5 are free.
Access is via the school field.
Children over 5 have unlimited access to the inflatable course included in their ticket.
IMPORTANT:
All children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. 
We are unable to accept responsibility for unaccompanied children who will not be able to enter. 
We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

 

Upcoming meetings:

 

Everyone is very welcome to attend our Committee Meetings and we are actively seeking new Committee Members. Meetings are held in Room A1, The Arts Block at Gillotts. Other informal meetings are held for ideas, planning & socialising in between these Committee Meetings.

Giving through School Fund:

Our School Fund is an opportunity for parents to support the quality of education for their children through making regular voluntary contributions to be used directly to provide resources for use in the classroom and at home.

Unlike many schools, Gillotts had not had a tradition of regular individual donations to support the school. However, as you will have seen from recent media coverage, the financial climate for all schools is becoming increasingly difficult. School funding has not been increased since 2010 in spite of steadily rising costs so in real terms, our income is falling. This is making it harder for the school to deliver the excellent teaching and learning we aspire to.

There is no obligation or pressure to donate but, if you would like to, we will be grateful for whatever you can afford.

The PA fully supports the school in striving to maintain a high standard of education for our children in the face of reduced income. Donating to the School Fund will be a way of trying to ensure that our children continue to receive the excellent standard of education that Gillotts at present provides. The School Fund is also a way for parents/ carers who do not have time to help with the PA to be involved with the school.

The Flier below gives you all the information you need to set up regular contribution. Thank you.

Giving through AmazonSmile:

Gillotts School Parents Association is now registered with AmazonSmile. This is a service operated by Amazon with exactly the same products, prices and shopping features as amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from any eligible AmazonSmile purchases (which most are) to the Parents Association. Any money raised this way will be available for new resources for students at Gillotts.

We would be REALLY grateful if you would consider selecting Gillotts School Parents Association as your chosen charity and using AmazonSmile each time you shop with Amazon.

To complete the one-off set up you need to:

  1. Visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk/
  2. Sign in with your normal Amazon account details
  3. You will then be asked to choose a charity: ‘Select an organisation or pick your own’ – pick your own by searching for Gillotts School
  4. Select Gillotts School Parents Association as your chosen charity

AmazonSmile will now remember your preference (which you can change to any other charity enrolled with AmazonSmile should you wish to). You will receive a Welcome to AmazonSmile email, this will include a link to Install Amazon Assistant on your browser should you wish to, as a helpful reminder to use AmazonSmile.

Important – you must always start at smile.amazon.co.uk for purchases to be eligible.

Unfortunately, purchases through the Amazon App on your mobile are not eligible. One option is to use the app to add items to your basket but finish the checkout process through smile.amazon.co.uk. Alternatively, you can:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com in your mobile browser (eg Safari)
  2. For iphones, hit the share button at the bottom then select ‘Add to Home Screen’
  3. For android, hit the menu icon at the top right then select ‘Add to Home Screen’
  4. You have just created a shortcut to the AmazonSmile page to easily navigate to from your phone
  5. Don’t forget to delete the existing Amazon app 🙂

Collectively, purchases through AmazonSmile could make a really big difference to us.

Don’t forget – always shop with a smile!

How to find us

Gillotts School
Gillotts Lane
Henley-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 1PS


01491 574315

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