Friends of Winchcombe Abbey
The Friends of Winchcombe Abbey Primary School have a website at:
The Friends of Winchcombe Abbey exists to "engage in activities or provide facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils". We are a registered Charity.
Meetings are held regularly for parents and staff (currently via Zoom) to discuss fund-raising for the school and to organise events. If you would like to get involved please email us at Waps.firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately due to Covid our fundraising has been limited. In past years, we have organised Christmas and Summer Fairs, school disco's, quiz night's and Lent lunches. We've also participated in wider events such as organising teams for the local Swimarathon event. All of these being great fun to participate in & having the added benefit of raising funds for the school.
The school really benefits from this financial support. For the past few years, we have subsidised school trips, provided books, funded specific projects, eg. the reception mural and made 'Class Monies' of £300 per class available to each class teacher to spend on specific projects or trips.
We need your help!
As the restrictions are still limiting we are looking at how we can get back to hosting some of the fantastic events that in past years were great fun & great fundraisers. We'd love for more people to get involved so please do get in touch with any ideas & if you can help in any way.
Could you be a Class Rep?
We'd love to start having class reps to help get more ideas from across the school & help get the messages out for any events coming up....could you be a class rep?? Please drop us an email at Waps.email@example.com
The Friends of Winchcombe Abbey Primary School
Every parent of a child in the school is automatically a member of 'The Friends' of Winchcombe Abbey C of E Primary School.
Meetings are held regularly for parents and staff (sometimes at school, sometimes in the pub) to discuss fund-raising for the school and to organise social events.
In the past year, we have organised Christmas and Summer Fairs, a school disco, quiz night, bingo supper night, Lent Lunch and an Easter Egg Hunt.Last year we helped to purchase a Trim Trail for the children to use in PE classes and during break and lunchtimes.
The school benefits quite significantly from this financial support. In recent years, our targets have been to help with the cost of the playing field fence, the installation of projector and screen in the School Hall, Raspberry Pis to use in the classroom to develop computer programming skills and to update the school books. Last year, we purchased iPads for use by all classes in the school. For the past few years, we have bought leaving gifts of dictionaries for Y6 children, subsidised visiting theatre groups and have made a donation to each class teacher to spend on their class as they feel is appropriate - often to help towards a specific trip or project for their year group (this year it will be £300 per class).
We need your help!
We hope you will think about getting involved. Many hands make light work and any help you can offer will make a difference.