The SHFGS Parents’ Society is an active and vital part of life at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School. Membership consists of parents and carers of children attending the school and a staff representative. New members are always very welcome - if you are interested in joining or would like to know how you can help, please contact us at
The head teacher, Mr Box is our president and is present at many meetings.
We organise events for both students and parents to enjoy with the aim of raising funds to enable SHFGS to buy items not covered by the school budget. In the past, the SHFGS Parents’ Society have funded IT equipment, the fitness room in the new sports hall, multimedia equipment, a cricket pitch and cover, food technology and DT equipment, and much more. We liaise with the school to agree on what we are fundraising for and last year we raised nearly £10,000, concentrating our efforts on supporting the school’s iPad initiative, raising funds to purchase a set of iPads along with a storage, charging and maintenance trolley, ensuring that they can be delivered and used in any part of the school fully charged and up to date. We are hoping to contribute to the extensive IT provision in the new Lawrence Building this year.
Please find below further information on forthcoming events and more. We would love to hear from you and would welcome any feedback and offers of help.
Chair - Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Parents’ Society
Year 7 Family Challenge - Friday 13th October 2017
A fun social event for year 7 students and their families to meet their new friends and share contact details. Includes supper and a light-hearted quiz about the school.
Christmas Fayre - Saturday 18th November 2017
An afternoon of festive fun with craft and gift stalls, traditional games, tombolas, refreshments and many student run stalls.
Quiz Night - 16th March 2018
Come and enjoy a delicious curry with us, cooked by the school catering team and a fistful of fiendishly difficult questions (in fact they're not all that difficult) and a couple of fun twists.
We organise 2 raffles each year with a selection of large and small prizes. We are always on the lookout for new and interesting ideas for our prizes.
We have several ongoing fundraising activities help us support the school every day:
The Giving Machine
Support the school simply by shopping on the internet. By starting your online shopping trip through The Giving Machine web site a percentage of the money that you spend is donated to the school. This simple measures costs you nothing as the donation is made by the companies that you buy from. For more information and to sign up visit thegivingmachine.co.uk and search for Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Parents’ Society as your chosen cause.
Second Hand Uniform
The Parents’ Society collect unwanted uniform items and make them available to other students.
We accept all sizes of uniform and run our stall at parents’ evenings and other school events. If you have any uniform to donate please contact us at or leave bagged items at school reception.
How can you help?
The SHFGS Parents’ Society is run by parents for the benefit of all our children and the school. It relies on help volunteered by parents. There are a number of ways parents can be involved:
First and foremost, please support the events and activities!
Join the Committee
Come along to one of our meetings - new, fresh ideas are always welcome. We meet twice per term to organise our events - next meetings are on 6 November, 15 January, 5 March, 23 April and 18 June.
Become A Helper
Add your name to the Helpers’ Lists - a list of parents who have volunteered to help at events, if called on. If you can help at one event, or all events, any help is very much appreciated.
Do you work for or know someone who would be able to provide a raffle prize; it could be goods, vouchers or services.
Do you work for a company that offers matched charity giving? By being involved in one of our fundraising activities you may be able to apply for a matched donation of up to £500. Please ask your HR department.
Do you have any contacts that you are happy to share for obtaining discounts or supplies of goods and services that may be useful to the Parents’ Society, e.g. supplies/suppliers of drinks and catering, entertainers, advertising services, raffle prizes.
We always need new ideas, so if you have attended successful events elsewhere which you think would suit SHFGS, let us know.
Thank you for your interest in the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School Parents’ Society
And don't forget to join The Giving Machine