The aim of the Colyton Grammar School Parents’ Association is to advance the education of students through raising additional funds and by developing more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.
The money raised is used in many different ways, such as additional learning facilities, enhancing the school’s work or play environment and providing items for extra-curricular activities. Specific appeals have been used to raise money for the refurbishment of the enlarged music block, and the art block, items of sports equipment, a 3D printer, outdoor table tennis, STEM monitor and science outreach banners. In 2014 the PA provided £20,000 for a new minibus. The last two years of fundraising effort was for the Space4Science Appeal. The aim was to raise £100k towards the cost of providing much needed extra science laboratory space. This target was reached in July 2017. We are sure you will agree that these are all very worthwhile projects.
The PA’s activities are coordinated through a committee meeting once a term plus the AGM in October. The headteacher usually comes to the meetings to meet with parents and give a short briefing on general school matters. The fund-raising activities and funding requests from the school are discussed and agreed upon. All parents and guardians are warmly welcome to attend these informal meetings which provide a forum to gain information about the school, express your views and, of course, to meet other parents.
Details of the committee and minutes of meetings are available here.
Our current committee members are listed here.
Every student’s parent or guardian and staff members are automatically a member of the Parents’ Association and as such are invited to all PA meetings & to help and support the work of the PA whenever possible.
You will see some of the main fundraising events on this website:
- Big Colyton Art Show
- Garden & Food Festival
- Festive Evening
- Silent Auction
- 250 club
- Winter Draw
- Book Club
But there are other ways that the PA supports the school that are not always for fundraising:
- Summer Fete – jointly running this with the staff and students
- Second Hand Uniform Sales
- PA Tea for new Year 7 parents
- Induction Morning for new Year 7 parents – uniform sales & meeting parents
- Music Concerts – provide refreshments at the three main annual concerts
- Year 7 Contact list – coordinate this list on behalf of parents
How YOU can help…
Please attend and support our PA events and non-event fundraising activities – they are a lot of fun and a great way to meet other families and make new friends!
You could also support the PA by:
- Coming to PA meetings
- Offering your skills and experience to the committee
- Helping out at events or activities
- Donating – raffle, tombola & draw prizes
- Financial donation to the PA appeal via ParentPay
- Use EasyFundraising when making online purchases. This raised £1000 in its first year
Please do come along and join us at PA Meetings too – where you will always receive a very warm welcome!