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The Winchcombe School

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Friends Of The Winchcombe School

The Friends of The Winchcombe School are the PTFA  (Parent, Teacher, and Friends Association) for The Winchcombe School. We raise additional funds to give our children a boost to their educational opportunities.

Past fundraising events we have organised include Summer Fetes, Christmas events, Disco's, plus Pre-loved Uniform and Cake sales. The money raised from these events goes towards equipment and activities the school would not normally be able to provide. In the past we have helped fund:

Sound equipment for the hall; Library books; IT equipment;
School Minibuses; Outdoor area play equipment;
Pantomimes; Foundation Stage Starter Bookbags. 

All parents and carers are considered members of 'FoWS' and we value the support given by everyone involved.

We have a Facebook page so you can 'Like' us and keep up to date with the latest information.

Extra funds can be raised every time you shop online by registering with easyfundraising and making all your online purchases - it costs you nothing and raises money for the school, no effort required!

To continue to thrive and enable us to run events to raise more funds, we need more families to join us!

We are looking for more volunteers! 

If you would like to join the committee, to volunteer at our events, help us with matched funding, or you just simply want to contact us, please email winchcombefriends@gmail.com

Our Constitution

Parentkind Constitution

Parentkind's model constitution has been written in conjunction with specialist charity lawyers and the Charity Commission and is best practice for all associations.

It was agreed to adopt the ParentKind constitution (above) at the AGM on Wednesday 12th February 2020

What is a Constitution?

Each association should have a Constitution that states the purpose of the association, and rules and regulations that the committee members should be following. It provides structure for your committee members, giving clear guidance on how the association should be run. Usually it's adopted at an AGM.

Who needs to see it?

All your committee members should be aware of the Constitution, so when you have a new committee member join the team, make sure they have a copy to read.

Events Calendar


More dates are to be added soon, but this is what we have confirmed so far, just click on the links for further information or look out for events posted on our Facebook events page.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we have had to cancel the Easter Event and sadly, will not be arranging the Summer Fete this year. All other events we had in mind will now be ON HOLD until we have received further guidance from the school. We hope we can resume the fun once again very soon and would like to wish you all well at this uncertain time.

Committee Meeting
30th June 2020

Zoom Meeting for Trustees, Agenda to cover:

  1. Review of circumstances (Covid-19 Pandemic)
    - Personal Circumstances
    - Event cancellations
  2. Review of ALL (previous) Minutes Action Points
  3. Fundraising Options
  4. Facebook Page
  5. Accounts & Charitable Status
  6. AOB

Summer Fete
Saturday 27th June 2020

SAVE THE DATE!

Winchcombe Community Market & Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday 28th March 2020

 

Social Event
Tuesday 17th March 2020

Slug & Lettuce in Newbury Market Place - 7.30pm

Come and get to know us and other volunteers, share your experiences and ideas for upcoming events. Come on, don't be shy! We are a friendly bunch who want to make a difference to school life just like you!

 

Book Sale
Thursday 5th March 2020

 

Pre-loved Uniform & School Council Cake Sale
Friday 14th February 2020

Join us after school to add some of the essential items to your child's school wardrobe. We have secondhand donated uniform for resale at a suggested donation of £2 per item.

Grab a treat at the same time! The School Council are arranging for donations of goodies to be brought into school on the morning of the sale, to be sold after school. Plates of pre-selected cakes, whole cakes, and individual cakes you can choose yourself, will be on sale by the children/families of the School Council - come and show them your support!

All money raised at this event goes towards the fundraising target which ultimately benefits all the children at The Winchcombe School.

If you would like to volunteer your time to help sell uniform, please get in touch with us winchcombefriends@gmail.com or respond to our event post on our Facebook events page.

 

Thanks very much for all your continued support!

Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 12th February 2020

Christmas Cheers!
Friday 13th December 2019

Meetings & Minutes

AGM 12.02.2020

 

 

 

 

Committee Meeting
09.03.2020

 

 

 

 

Committee Meeting
30.06.2020

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletters

Pre-Loved Uniform

We welcome your donations of any outgrown uniform especially that with The Winchcombe School logo. Please ensure it is in good, clean condition (sorry, we cannot accept any torn, faded or damaged items - as a guide, please check cuffs/elbows/knees for condition). 

You can drop items at the school office for us to collect. Not only can we resell the items to raise funds for the school, this activity also helps us all do our bit for the environment and reduces the impact on landfill - always great to feel good about that!

Please be aware that any polo shirts donated to us will be recycled and, therefore, will not be available for resale, as we are looking into ways to help boost our fundraising by ‘recycling for cash’.

We are looking for a pool of volunteers who would like to help run this extremely useful activity after school. All uniform will have previously been collected and sorted into age group/sizes and just needs minimal setting up outside the school reception area, ready for selling which will include helping identify where to find the required sizes, some cash-handling and recording of sales. It's a great way to meet other 'friends' too!

If you would like to volunteer your time to help sell our Pre-loved uniform, please get in touch with us winchcombefriends@gmail.com.