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Friends of Oldbury School



Dear Parents and Supporters


Following our recent meeting, we are happy to inform you that due to the success of the Christmas Fair, 2018 School Calendar sales, quiz night and other fundraising events held by the Friends of Oldbury School, we have just been able to donate the following to the school:-


£1200.00 towards the cost of the specialist resin play bark required for the safety of the children under the monkey bars/climbing frame
£256.00 for blinds to the main hall as there were problems with ICT lessons due to the sun coming through
£240.00 for the transport for the whole school to go to the pantomime at the start of the year

We have lots more fun family events to come during this year, the next of which is the Valentine's Disco on Saturday 10th February. We also have another Bag 2 School collection (so get clearing out your unwanted clothing, soft toys, handbags, belts and shoes!) and a Smartie Tube Challenge.


We are so pleased to be able to support our school and provide much needed equipment, transport for school trips etc. However, we would not be able to do this without the generosity of the parents, families and supporters of these events. Your time, services, raffle prizes, cakes, money etc is greatly appreciated by the school and Mrs Dix has recently thanked everyone involved.


She said "I am so impressed, every time, by the generosity of the parents of Oldbury School year on year".


The Friends of Oldbury School are working on a list of items requested by the school that we need to raise £1500-£2000 for in the very near future. They include a garden liner and fitting to make a further area at the rear of the school useable for the children, a trip to Wookey Hole for Class Two, Easter Eggs, Class Two trip, London Trip transport, art week, gardening club, milk, a laptop for all the teachers/teaching assistants to use in the hall for assemblies etc, two chairs for Class One and Giant Jenga. All of the items we pay for are to benefit all of our children at Oldbury School and we hope that we can rely on your support in helping us to raise enough money to provide these items.


If anyone has any new ideas how we can fundraise or can offer time to help organise one of our events (for example, a Promise Auction, which was a huge fundraiser a few years ago), you will be most welcome and appreciated!


With kindest regards


Hannah Grey


The Friends of Oldbury School





Meeting on Tuesday 23 January 2018


  • Understanding what we have previously supported
  • What potential costs have been committed too 
  • PTA Insurance, do we need it
  • Funding process/s
  • How do we close the Reserve account
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • AOB


I would also like to thank you all for your support at the Christmas Fair on December 2nd.  We raised £1,200.00, a big ‘thank you’ goes to our fantastic committee members who worked so hard to make the fair a big success. 


30/11/17 Morning everyone! Last shout out for items for the school fair! Please can you send in the following items today or tomorrow-you're support with this is really appreciated but we still need more. Thank you thank you thank you.

Jammer Jars (in return your child gets to wear a Christmas/sparkly or fun jumper! woo hoo!

Tombola Prizes-empty out those cupboards, send in chocolates or other fab prizes 

Wine for the 'Wine & Water' stall

Cakes for the Christmassy Cake Competition (which will then be used on the refreshment stall at the fair)

 And I think that is everything!