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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Parents Association AGM & Autumn Committee Meeting: Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 6:30pm.
The AGM includes the Election of Officers to the Committee
Parents Association Winter Committee Meeting: Tuesday 27th November 2018, 6:30pm
Parents Association Spring Committee Meeting: Tuesday 5th February 2019, 6:30pm
Parents Association Summer Committee Meeting: Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6:30pm
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.
New Parents Drinks in The Staff Room: Tuesday 18th September, 6:30-8:30pm
An informal drinks evening for new parents in the Staff Room, everyone welcome. Come & catch up with other new parents about the first few weeks of secondary school!
New Parents Coffee in The Staff Room: Wednesday 19th September, 9-10:30am
An informal coffee morning for new parents in the Staff Room, everyone welcome. Come & catch up with other new parents about the first few weeks of secondary school!
Parents Association Quiz Night Fundraiser: Saturday 10th November, 6:30pm in the Hall
Our biggest fundraiser of the year. Always competitive, always fun! The Staff Team are reigning champions, so save the date and get a team together to win back some parent pride!
Gillotts Christmas Carol Concert: mid-December, date tbc, St Mary’s Church
A beautiful pre-Christmas evening of carols, music & drama performed by our wonderful students. Everyone welcome to come along, have a glass of mulled punch, a mince pie and celebrate the end of term.
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:
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:
Collectively, purchases through AmazonSmile could make a really big difference to us.
Don’t forget – always shop with a smile!