The WGGS Parents’ Association (Registered Charity Number 272844) raises money to advance the education of the pupils at the school by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education not normally provided by the funding authority.

In normal circumstances (that is, pre-COVID), funds are raised from a range of events, including a Year 7 bingo night, a Christmas fair, a quiz night and a social evening for the incoming Year 7 girls and their parents in the summer term. In recent years, funds raised have enabled the PA to pay for:

  • An all-weather multi-use sports area
  • Refurbishment of the school library
  • Contribution to IT provision for the students to help facilitate distance learning
  • Computers
  • Refurbishment of the maths building (Hyde House)
  • Refurbishment of the Year 7 area (Lady’s Close)
  • Lighting equipment for the Hall for school productions and music events
  • Refurbishment of The Curve, next to Lady’s Close (an area used for recitals and hire)
  • A school minibus
  • Trampoline for PE lessons and after-school clubs
  • Furniture for the Sixth Form block (Tennet Centre)

Christmas Fair 2019

This would not have been possible without parents’ support!  With your help, we can do more. If you would like to get involved then please do come along to our meetings or e-mail us at WGGSPA@watfordgirls.herts.sch.uk.  You can find a list of our future meeting dates here. We are always keen to welcome new members and hear ideas.

Many thanks,

Bob Honour
Acting Chair

  • Meeting Dates for your Diary

    All PA meetings are held in the Meeting Room in the Tower OR if there are COVID-related government restrictions in place, held virtually via Teams.  If we have to hold the meetings virtually, then we will post details about how to join them by the relevant dates below in time for the meeting.

    Directions to the Meeting Room in the Tower:

    Reception > Turn right and right and go up a half flight of stairs > Proceed across the bridge > The Meeting Room is the first room on the right

    2021

    Monday 13 September
    PA Meeting: 7.00pm in the Library for Cheese, Wine and Soft drinks.  Meeting starts at 7.45pm in the Meeting Room.  In the event of further COVID restrictions, the meeting will take place virtually via Teams.  Everyone welcome.

    To help us plan numbers, please let us know via this form if you plan to attend.

    Monday 11 October
    PA Meeting: 7.30pm in the Meeting Room in the Tower OR virtually via Teams.  Everyone welcome.

    Monday 8 November
    PA Meeting: 7.30pm in the Meeting Room in the Tower OR virtually via Teams.  Everyone welcome.

    2022

    Monday 10 January
    AGM and PA Meeting: 7.30pm in the Meeting Room in the Tower OR virtually via Teams.  Everyone welcome.

    Monday 14 March
    PA Meeting: 7.30pm in the Meeting Room in the Tower OR virtually via Teams.  Everyone welcome.

    Monday 16 May
    PA Meeting: 7.30pm in the Meeting Room in the Tower OR virtually via Teams.  Everyone welcome.

    Monday 14 July
    PA Meeting: 7.30pm in the Meeting Room in the Tower OR virtually via Teams.  Nibble and drinks. Everyone welcome.

    Dates for the meetings and fundraising events can be found in the WGGS School Calendar 2021-22 – will be available to purchase for £5.00 on ParentPay, or fill in the order form on the school website.

  • 100 Club

    Would you like the chance to win £25, £20 or £15 each month and at the same time support the fundraising efforts of the Parents’ Association?

    The 100 Club is open to all parents and friends of the school. For just £12 a year you will be allocated your own personal number in the draw.  You can have as many entries as you like (for example £24 for two numbers, £36 for three, etc).

    Every month, three numbers are drawn and the lucky winners notified by email, and have their bank account credited with £25, £20 or £15 depending on whether they drew 1st, 2nd or 3rd.

    In addition at the AGM in January we also make one additional draw for £100.

    During the year the 100 Club provides funds to all school departments enabling them to purchase relevant consumables.

    Sound like fun? It’s easy to join…

    1. Download the 100 Club standing order mandate here.
    2. Complete and return the mandate to the school office clearly marked “Parents’ Association – 100 Club”
    3. We will confirm receipt of your entry and allocate your personal number(s).
    4. Cross your fingers and keep an eye on your emails!

    Good Luck!

    Thank you for your support.

  • Get Involved

    You can help support your daughters’ school by participating in any of the following:

    • Come along and participate in our PA meetings – a great opportunity to get involved, build new friendships and meet representatives from the school.
    • Join the PA’s 100 Club lottery  – invest just £1 a month and potentially win up to £25 on a monthly basis.
    • Log onto https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/watfordgsgpa/and earn money for the school every time you shop online at a wide variety of retailers and at no cost to you.
    • Ask your employer if they run a match-funding scheme. Companies that encourage their employees to participate in their local community often support those charities by match-funding through corporate sponsorship.  Perhaps you could check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company also sponsors this scheme.  We can help you with the paperwork.  The money raised through match-funding often doubles our fundraising efforts.
    • Agree to have an estate agent board outside your property for a limited time promoting our key fundraising events.
    • Donate products and services to help support our fundraising activities, raising the profile of your business to the school community. All donations are acknowledged in communications.
    • Join the Women of Vision Trust

  • PA Events

    Friday 8 October (provisional date)
    Year 7 Bingo Night, a great opportunity for your daughters to mix with their friends, have some pizza and potentially win some prizes.

    Friday 15 October (provisional date)
    Year 8 Bingo Night, a great opportunity for your daughters to mix with their friends, have some pizza and potentially win some prizes.

    Sunday 28 November (provisional date)
    Watford Girls’ Christmas Fair

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    Want to be kept up to date on all the PA activities and meeting dates? Then join our mailing list here.