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The Study Association

What is the Study Association?

The Study Association, run by a small committee of parents, helps foster a sense of community by supporting the work of the school beyond the classroom. It is less about fundraising, more about organising fun activities for the girls and social events for the parents.

Our ongoing success relies on your support. This might be attending our events, donating raffle and auction prizes and volunteering. We know that parents are busy but, if you can spare some time, your contribution will be greatly appreciated. The girls love nothing more than to see a parent involved.  We look forward to collaborating with you in the years ahead.

The Study Association Committee

The committee currently comprises five members. We hold committee meetings at least once a term and more frequently as required around key events.  Whilst independent of the school, we have traditionally enjoyed a close relationship with the Head and teaching staff.  We also have regular meetings with the Class Reps to discuss the various events.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Paula Finch – Chair

Yelena Dobrova-Fidel - Treasurer

Rebecca Cox

Angela Woolfe

Joey Leek

 

Class Representatives

Each class has one or two representatives. They help communication among parents, the girls, the school and the Study Association. Class reps typically arrange coffee mornings and other social events on a class (or year group) basis. They liaise with parents on Study Association activities and help arrange volunteering. They also collect donations for staff gifts at the end of term and Christmas.

For details of our class reps for this year, please go to the Parents' Area of the website and download the full list of Class Representatives which appears within the Study Association area

Some of our Events

Nearly New Uniform Sale

The Study Association is responsible for at least one Nearly New Uniform Sale each term.

We welcome all current logo, clean uniform which is in good or nearly new condition. Donations generally take place a week or two before the sale.  You will be given plenty of notice as to how to donate and when the sale will take place.  Please see the latest Price List below.

Christmas Fair

The Study Association Christmas Fair is one of the highlights for all the girls.  We have stalls to suit all age groups, ranging from teddies and second hand toys to handicrafts, a fun photobooth and the opportunity for the girls to have their nails painted and a glitter tattoo, not to mention the obligatory Santa’s Grotto.  This is by far the largest of the events organised by the Study Association.  With the help of the class reps and parents who generously volunteer their time, this is always a wonderful event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz Night

This is held in the hall at either Wilberforce or Spencer House.  The quiz masters are usually the winners of the previous year and they run the quiz.  The Study Association facilitates the evening by organising a fish and chip supper, the bar and the room decoration. With restrictions on the numbers of tables, tickets are always in demand.  Recent themes have included the '90's and the Year of the Periodic Table.

 

 

 

Funds Raised

Funds raised are reinvested into a variety of fun activities for the girls and from time to time, to help purchase additional items for the school.  We also make regular donations to different charities nominated by the girls.   Details of these charities can be obtained from the school office.  Examples of recent use of funds include:

  • the purchase of educational puppets and laptops
  • equipment for the playground
  • the purchase of additional library books

Study Association Newsletter

We circulate one newsletter each term. This provides information on upcoming events, funds raised and how those funds are spent. Some of our more recent newsletters can be found below.

If you have any questions or want to volunteer at any of our events, please contact the committee by email through the school secretaries on wilberforce.secretary@thestudyprep.co.uk, or pop a note through The Study Association Mailbox located in the foyer of the main entrance at Wilberforce House or Spencer House.