Many parents and carers ask how they can support the school, and we appreciate any offers of support. Here are some of the ways that current parents support the school:
GOT TIME AND WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Join the Parents’ Association and/or help them with key events
The Parents’ Association are always pleased to hear from parents who would like to get involved. It’s a great opportunity to develop a network of contacts whilst your daughter is at the school. Please contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the school’s team of volunteers
Some parents offer their support in the library, practical lessons or undertaking maintenance work – we are always pleased to have help.
NO TIME BUT HAVE GOOD CONTACTS?
Ask your employer if they support charity projects. Most businesses are keen to support charities as they can offset donations against tax. Ask your employer (or your relatives’ employers) about:
Sponsorship of special projects
£4£ matched fundraising (they match the funds raised at an event)
£4£ matched giving (they double any donations you make)
Donations of resources or raffle prizes
NO TIME BUT SHOP ONLINE?
easyfundraising.com –raise funds with NO cost to yourself
Register with easyfundraising.com, available on an app or online, and select Bishop’s as your chosen charity. Every time you want to buy something online, go through easyfundraising to your preferred supplier’s website and then continue with your purchase as before. The retailer will automatically make a donation to Bishop’s of about 1%-3% of the price of your purchase with no additional cost to yourself.
easy2name.com – perfect for labelling your daughter’s uniform
Buy your name tags and labels through this website ensuring Bishop’s is your nominated charity and the school will receive 20% cashback!
BUSY WORKING AND NO TIME TO SPARE?
Many working parents are unable to commit time to support school activities and events and prefer to make a small regular donation instead. If you are able to make a regular or one off donation, please complete the form overleaf. The school is registered for Gift Aid which means we can claim back tax of 25 p for every £1 donated, providing you complete the Gift Aid section. Funds raised go towards additional resources and recent purchases include the outdoor table tennis tables and Chromebooks for Learning Support, as well as a minibus to transport pupils to sporting events and take them on trips.
You can download a copy of our Standing Order and Single Gift Form here:
We also run the BHGS100 Club, a small lottery scheme which is open to our staff, the parents and carers of our pupils (over 18) who wish to help raise funds to provide additional learning equipment and resources, while being given the chance to win 3 cash prizes every month themselves.