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The Winchcombe School

Improving As One

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; Year 6 Leavers Books. 

All parents, carers and Winchcombe School Staff 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, and a Facebook Group you can join to learn how you can take part in our events and volunteer.

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!

Contact us by email:

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 our AGM on Monday 24th January 2022. 

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 committee members should be aware of the Constitution, each committee member should have a copy.

We need your help!


Our trustees were elected at our AGM on Monday 24th January 2022

Chair - Vicki Jackson

Treasurer - Kathryn Bowers

Secretary - Katharine Shaw


Committee Members

Joining as a committee member is a great way to help. As an active member, you will be helping to make decisions on the events and activities we organise, how we organise them and of course, how we spend the money. We need committee members who have some time to help organise the events and activities...the more hands, the less each hand needs to do - a fun and sociable way to meet other parents in the school community and build your school  network.


Volunteering at events is the easiest way you can help. From helping to set up or run stalls at the Summer Fete, helping at the Disco's, distributing leaflets or collecting raffle prizes, there's a wide range of jobs to do.

Match Funding

If your company offers a match funding scheme, any help you provide to put on or run an event (before or during) makes you eligible to apply. We have the opportunity to double all the funds raised with enough match funders.



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

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Events Calendar

Christmas Fayre


Thursday 7th December is Christmas Jumper Day - children are invited to wear a Christmas Jumper or item with their school uniform in return for the following donations for our Christmas Fayre:


Acorns & Foundation - Gifts for our Gift Wrapping Room

Years 1 & 2 - Filled Jars for our Jam Jar Tombola

Years 3 - 6 - Bottles of non or alcoholic drinks. 


Please bring your donations to class on the morning of 7th December.


For anyone who is unsure what to donate, we have a few suggestions below:

Gifts for our wrapping room: We run a gift room where children can choose and wrap gifts for their friends and family for a small fee. We would be grateful for donations of anything that can be gifted - ideas include: Chocolates, jars of sweets, shower gel and gift sets, cosmetics, body spray, scarf, coasters, stationary, plants, key rings, photo frames, mugs, calendars, diaries, toys, games, colouring books, manicure sets, nail polish, jewellery, candles, bath bombs, ties, hankies, torches, beer mugs.

Please remember that we are a nut free school. 


Filled Jars: Please can you donate jam jars filled with prizes for our Jam Jar Tombola - ideas include sweets, chocolates, small toys, stickers, playdoh, small pencils, lip gloss, nail polish, bath bombs, hair slides - anything you think the children would like to win! If you can decorate with stickers, ribbons, glitter or whatever creative ideas you or the children have, that would be wonderful! See photos below for inspiration.

Please remember that we are a nut free school. 

Bottle Donations: We would be grateful for donations of full bottles- alcoholic or non alcoholic for our bottle tombola - ideas include soft drinks, juice, wine, champagne, beer, spirits, bubble bath, shower gel, perfume etc


We are also looking for donations of cuddly toys for our teddy tombola (washed and in good condition). Please could you leave toy donations in the donation box in reception.

Event Date
AGM TBA - Feb/March 
World Book Day - Pre-Loved Book Sale Thursday 3rd March
Uniform Sale Friday 25th March
Community Market & Easter Egg Hunt TBA - March/April before Easter Holiday
Disco TBA - May after SATS week
Summer Fete TBA - Around Sports Day 
Christmas Event TBA - Beginning of December
Christmas Jumper Day TBA - Mid December (Save The Children 50/50 split of proceeds)
Non Uniform Day TBA - Various through term

Pre-Loved Uniform

We welcome your donations of outgrown uniform with The Winchcombe School logo, of the following items:

  • Jumper
  • Cardigan
  • PE Top

​​​​Please ensure they are in good, clean condition (sorry, we cannot accept any torn, faded or damaged items - as a guide, please check cuffs/elbows for condition). 

You can drop items at the school office. 

NB: Unfortunately, we cannot accept any garments other than those listed above...please recycle these with kerbside recycyling scheme or at one of the Clothing recycyling bins located at local shops - the nearest one to school is by the newsagent on Dolman Avenue.