7. Parents’ and Friends’ Association In conjunction with the school, the Parents' and Friends' Association (PFA) exists to develop extended relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the School, engage in activities which support the School and enhance the education of the students attending it and provide and assist in the provision of facilities for education at the School. The PFA organises several events each year, the highlight being an annual Ball. Other events have included a barbeque and hog roast on Sports Day, safari suppers, quiz nights and discos. The PFA also organises a termly sale of nearly new school uniform and sports kit. The committee is always looking for willing helpers and the current Chairman may be contacted via the School Office.
8. RGS Foundation
We reach out in friendship to engage and build relationships. We connect our community and develop the Reigatian network. We inform through communications and raising awareness. We ask for support to make a philanthropic impact.
The RGS Foundation supports the development of the school and fosters the friendship of the Reigatian community. The Head of Foundation works with the team to build and maintain relationships throughout the Reigatian community, which includes current and former students, parents, staff, governors and friends of the school – all, in fact, for whom the school is, or has been, an important part of their lives. The Foundation encourages contact through e-communications (social media and eNewsletter), the annual Reigatian magazine, reunions, events, telephone campaigns and much more. One key group is the Reigate Grammar School Professionals which brings former students and parents together through events in the city (search LinkedIn). It also provides opportunities for networking and school/career/work place links through Network Reigatian. There are over 1,500 members of this ever growing and active group with new parents encouraged to join. Through friend-raising they inspire a culture of giving to maintain the ongoing bursarial support that we offer to bright and talented children from very low income and disadvantaged backgrounds who come to RGS through our 1675 Bursary Fund. They also have the Opportunities Fund that enables disadvantaged children to go on school enrichment trips; and The Pilgrim Fund that is for small to large scale capital projects. In 2014, the Changing Lives social mobility campaign was launched with the aim of building the 1675 Bursary Fund to £4m and 50 student places by 2025 which marks the 350 th anniversary of RGS. The campaign provides opportunities through open access to children whose potential is far greater than their financial means. True to our ethos and charitable status, we have a responsibility to our local communities and the issue of social mobility. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rgs.foundation
Welcome to the RGS Parents' Handbook 2019