Thorpe House School has a very active Parents' Association organising social events and raising funds for equipment which cannot be funded through fee income.
Each class has a class representative who arranges social events for the parents in their class as well as publicising and getting volunteers for special events organised by the PA.
Every year the PA Committee organises a number of events including but not limited to Christmas events for the Pre-Prep, Juniors and Seniors, a Summer Fair (the main fund-raising event of the year), a Quiz Night and every four to five years, a Summer Ball held in a marquee on the playing fields.
Every year the PA raises in the region of £15,000 and most recently this was spent on a major refurbishment of the school swimming pool which cost around £40,000. PA funds have also been spent on a new minibus, a sound system and stage lights, a climbing frame in the Junior School playground, class garden areas at Pre-Prep and interactive white boards at both sites. Every year there is also a book grant given to each class teacher to enhance the class library in the way that they see fit.
Although we are a Parents' Association rather than a PTA, the Headmaster and Heads of each school attend committee meetings and take an active role in making the PA an integral part of school life.
The current Officers of the Association are:
Chairperson: Simi Dubb Treasurer: David Sharp
The following organisations offer a financial reward to the Thorpe House PA for purchases made by Thorpe House parents:
- Arbonne International at www.arbonneinternational.co.uk enables online shoppers to give donations through their purchases of skincare, hair and sun products and well as fragrances and costmetics via an independent consultant. When ordering, please use ID number 441152691 and enter TH after your name at checkout.
- The Giving Machine at www.thegivingmachine.co.uk enables online shoppers to give donations through purchases made through the site at a large number of shops, such as John Lewis, Tesco, M&S, Next, Amazon, Argos, Sainsbury's. Asda. Debenhams, Boden and Comet.
- Northbrook Fundraising at www.northbrookfundraising.co.uk enables online shoppers to give donations through the sale of giftwrap and accessories, such as ribbon, tissue, card and tags.
- Millennium Trees on 07980 255121 or 07899 932972 donates £2.50 for every tree ordered by a Thorpe House Parent.
Please see our letters for parents below.
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