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High School For Girls

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Welcome to the PTA section of the school website.  We hope the contents will prove useful to parents and teachers as we organise our fund-raising events and distribute the funds to benefit the students of the High School for Girls.

About the PTA 

The PTA is an independent voluntary organisation, consisting of parents, supported by teachers and the school.  Our purpose is to support the school in improving and augmenting the facilities already in place. This is achieved through co-operation and communication between parents/carers and staff, by further developing our relationship and organising activities which support the school.

The PTA plays an important role within the school and local community with activities centred on several key areas: fundraising, the provision of second hand school uniform and communication.  It is also a forum for parents to raise suggestions and ideas.


The PTA runs numerous activities throughout the year including school discos for Year 7 and 8 students of the High School for Girls and Sir Thomas Rich’s School, a Quiz Night and our annual Summer Fun Day.  You could donate directly to the school via our JustGiving page. Select the Fundraising link for more details.

What we spend the funds on 

Every penny of profit made by the PTA is spent on improving your daughters’ and sons’ experiences at the High School for Girls.  We like to allocate funds to three key areas: supporting regular contribution via Library Subscription and prizes for prize-giving; supporting faculty requests from students and teachers and spending 50% on a large project such as new lockers for the Performing arts building, the dining room during the summer of 2011, and in 2014, the new minibus which is very exciting.  If you require further information, select the Purchase Link for more information on expenditure.

Donation history

Get Involved 

As well as organising and running events, the PTA provides valued support and help at school functions such as providing refreshments for consultation evenings and open days.

If you would like any other information about the PTA, would like to become a member or have any suggestions or ideas about fund-raising or projects, which you would like to be considered, please do not hesitate to select one of the links in the ‘Volunteer’ tab.

Website Donations 

The PTA has established links with a number of websites which donate to us when you buy everyday items, name tags for uniforms and even complete online surveys. For links to these external websites, go to Easyfundraising here.

Your Committee Members 

Chair - Lorna Herold

Secretary – Wendy Goodman

Treasurer – Linda Burrows

Michelle Thomson, Gillian Brooks, Moira Brooker, Diana Pana, Andy Sykes, Gina Norridge, Bernie Cosgrove, Joyce Bowers, Natalie Towle, Becky Turbeyfield and Debi McCormack.