As a parent you are automatically a member of the George Abbot PTA - as are all members of school staff. There is a team of about 35 closely involved with management and event organisation and a further 150 who are on the list of volunteers. All help is very much appreciated.
The aim of the PTA is to draw on the skill and expertise of the parents to support the school and enhance school life. The PTA raises money to buy extras, such as a telescope for the physics department; it provides help at events, such as the graduation, and it arranges social events for parents and teachers such as the sports day barbeque. Annually the PTA raises over £20,000.
Fundraising target reached!
We are delighted to report that we have successfully hit the staggering fundraising target of £120k to refurbish the school science labs over the summer to be ready for the 2016 September term.
15 months ago, the School’s PTA began the ambitious project of raising the money required to refurbish 3 of the school's science labs in a major effort to offer all students a much better learning experience in all sciences.
After a fantastic effort, grants were awarded from two major external charitable foundations; the Wolfson Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation and a parent’s employer, Cargill also made a very generous contribution, helping the school to achieve half of its fundraising raising target.
The remaining funds were raised thanks to the efforts and support of the local school community. Teachers, parents and students all took part in this year’s Clandon Park Run, sponsored by local businesses Seymours, Raj Doot and The Bakery. Generous donations were also given via the school’s Just Giving and text to donate channels as well as help from local media including Eagle Radio and Surrey Advertiser who were delighted to offer their support by publicising the school’s fund raising activities. One Year 7 pupil, Jevan Kher, even raised more than £1300 completing his own Cricket Marathon.
Head of Science Mr Mike Lewis is delighted that the refurbishment can go ahead. “Science is a hugely important skill for our future workforce and students need to enjoy the learning experience and be inspired to want to forge a career in science. Thanks to the efforts of so many people including the school PTA, teachers and parents, we can now offer all of our students a much better teaching experience.”
Any funds raised over the £120,000 total will be spent on other valuable school projects. Any contributions are greatly appreciated:
If you would like to make a donation please click below
The PTA provides social occasions to meet other parents and also helps you find out what‘s going on, enabling you to become part of the school community and giving you the opportunity to have an input into decisions affecting the school.
To contact the PTA please email as follows:
Three things you can do to keep George Abbot’s PTA thriving and financially successful:
- The PTA - How you can help.
- Buy your Sainsbury's shopping through our gift card scheme (if you shop there), easyfundraising.
- Offer to help at events.
- Join the PTA committee and come to meetings - which are listed here.