As a parent/carer 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 the Christmas Fayre, quiz evenings, school production evenings. Annually the PTA raises over £20,000.
PTA Charity Number 1124156
The PTA has raised funds for many departments, some of the previous projects can be viewed here.
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.
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).
- Offer to help at events.
- Join the PTA committee and come to meetings.
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.
FUNDRAISING – 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 – use this link to help support George Abbot School and benefit students learning experience.
You can also download a toolbar (for Google Chrome) which automatically 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.
Did you know if only 250 families spent just £250 a month on shopping using the Sainsbury’s Shopping Scheme, the school could raise £30,000 per year?
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 any extra for your shopping and the school benefits every time you spend.
Shop on AmazonSmile, and Amazon donates to George Abbot Parent Teacher Association at no extra cost to you.
Seymours in Guildford are offering £500 to the school if parents sell their property with them if you are selling property please sign up it would be highly appreciated. To do so simply tell the estate agent that your child attends George Abbot School.