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.

Purpose

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 the Christmas Fayre, quiz evenings, school production evenings. Annually the PTA raises over £20,000.

 

What’s On

The PTA meets regularly and organises several events throughout the school year. To make it easy to get involved, all of these are listed here and you can also download minutes from previous meetings

Forthcoming dates

Monday 1 October – PTA AGM 7.30pm – Sixth Form Common Room

Friday 12 October – PTA Quiz 7pm for 7.30pm start – Raynham Hall

Saturday 13 October – Year 7 Paintballing at Campaign near Cobham

Saturday 17 November – George Abbot Christmas Fair – 1pm – 5pm

 

Notice of PTA AGM

All parents, carers and teachers are warmly invited to our PTA AGM to be held at 7.30pm on Monday 1st October in the Sixth Form Common Room.

This is a great opportunity to meet and pose questions to our Head, Mrs Carriett and our School Development Officer, Jane Friend, as well as meet a friendly bunch of people who help to fund raise for our school.

Refreshments from 7pm, with start at 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Academic Year 2017 – 18

Agenda PTA Committee Meeting 27 March 2018

Minutes PTA Committee Meeting 27 February 2018

Minutes PTA Committee Meeting 12 September 2017

 

To contact the PTA please email as follows:

pta@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk

This privacy policy explains how the PTA uses and protects information that you provide. The PTA is a registered charity.

PTA Privacy Policy

PTA Privacy Policy – Sainsbury’s Shopping Scheme

Getting Involved

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

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Clandon Park Run

The Clandon Park Run is a popular annual run in Guildford, with teachers and pupils of the George Abbot School taking part alongside hundreds of others from the local community. The event starts and finishes at George Abbot School, with a route heading out on the road and into Clandon Park with its stunning fields and lakes. Runners will get to experience exclusive parts of the Estate. Open especially for the event by kind permission of the Earl of Onslow.

Clandon Park Run  2018

You came, you ran, you marshalled, you cheered, you made cakes, you ate cakes, you drank coffee, you were brilliant.   You raised in the region of £12,000 for your child’s school.  How about that then!

Very well done to Dave Clarke and Julie Dickson who are the masterminds behind the whole event and they would like to thank everyone involved, especially, Keith Harrison, the race director, Peter Whittall, the marshal captain, Sarah “Sponsor Hunter” Bradshaw, Phil “Deck Master” Grainger, Gaby Sutton, invaluable parent and staff member and of course Kellys Storage, Seymours, Seafare, Fitstuff, The Rajdoot, White Barnes and The Muscle Acre.  Thanks to the PE department who all ran and joined in with gusto and to all members of staff (and there were plenty) who also ran or came along on the day to help.  Thanks also must go to Lord Onslow, who very kindly opened up his grounds exclusively for us.

What an amazing, memorable morning The Clandon Park Run 2018 was.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

Very many congratulations to those who ran, a fantastic achievement.

Easy Fundraising


Raising funds to buy vital equipment for the school – how you can help without it costing you either time or money

Whilst the fundraising events do raise significant sums, they often involve the contribution of many man hours. Every parent, however, could contribute to fundraising without spending large amounts of time and without it costing anything.

DO IT BY SHOPPING, EVEN IF IT’S NOT VERY OFTEN AND YOU ARE NOT SPENDING MUCH!

Try any of your favourite retailers – Amazon, John Lewis, Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S, Boots, Next –  they are all part of Easyfundraising. There are nearly 3000 retailers.

Shop via Easyfundraising – it involves ONLY 4 simple steps:

1. Go to: http://easyfundraising.org.uk
2. Click on ‘support a good cause’
3. Search for a cause: Type in ‘George Abbot School, Burpham.
4. Register with your name, email address and a password.  Then search for the retailer you want and shop away!

Once you are registered, no need for Step 2, 3 & 4 ever again, just Step 1 and you are away!

You can also download a toolbar that reminds you when a donation is available. Once you have done this you shop as normal through the retailer’s site and a reminder will pop up to let you know that a donation is available.

If you are not able to download the toolbar, when you plan to do some internet shopping, go on to the Easyfundraising site and access your chosen retailer from there. That way you won’t miss any donation that is available.

Please don’t put this aside as too much trouble, it really is so easy and you will even receive emails showing how much money you have raised for the school.

You can also refer your friends and family and earn an extra £5 for the school.

If we used Easyfundraising to its full potential, with all parents directing their purchases via the Easyfundraising website, the PTA could earn thousands of pounds for our school every year. Please register and help to make a difference.

Sainsbury’s Scheme

Did you know if just 250 families spent just £250 a month on shopping using the Sainsbury’s Shopping Scheme, the school could raise £30,000 per year?

How?

It could not be easier. Do your shopping as usual and pay with your gift card, which is topped up every month by direct debit. Sainsbury’s will give a donation, equivalent to 5% of your spend, straight to the school. You will not pay anymore for your shopping and the school benefits everytime you spend.

Join Now

Sainsbury’s Application Form