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
Mid-summer raffle – to be drawn on 15th June 2018.
We have a fantastic selection of prizes:
1st £150 cash
2nd Trio of champagne with chocolates
3rd 2hr driving lesson donated by RED Driving School
and many more
If everyone supported our raffle, even in a small way, we would be well on the way to achieving our target for this year. We hope you will be able to support this venture by buying and/or selling the raffle tickets which are priced at £1 each.
Please return the stubs for the tickets you have sold and any unsold tickets before Wednesday 13 June to the School Finance Office in a sealed envelope addressed to “SHFGS Parents’ Society Midsummer Raffle” and marked with you child’s name, tutor group and amount enclosed. Cheques should be made payable to SHFGS Parents’ Society.
PA department Late Night Music event - Friday 11th May 2018, 7-11pm
The Parents’ Society will be running a licensed bar at this relaxed performance in the school theatre – come along and hear some of the fantastically talented students perform a variety of jazz, blues and other contemporary music.
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.
You can join for as little as £1 per week and for this you will entered into a weekly draw with a guaranteed winner from within our school community.
The more people that participate, the bigger this guaranteed prize becomes and the more money raised for our school. On top of this, you will also be entered into a separate draw with a chance to win an amazing £25,000 EVERY WEEK!
It really is a win-win situation!
Remember the more tickets we sell, the bigger the prizes and the more funds raised for our school!
It’s really easy – everything is explained on the Your School Lottery website.
This new lottery replaces the Flottery which the Parents’ Society ran for many years but was very labour-intensive. With this new lottery, everything is done online.
Whilst our lottery will be just for our school and its community, the site hosts the lotteries of many schools and by managing all the lotteries centrally the system is more efficient. This gives them the scale which enables schools to provide much bigger prizes than they could do on their own whilst also generating as much profit for the school as possible.
This is a great way to support our school – for much less than the cost of a cup of coffee every week and from the comfort of your own sofa, you could be a lucky winner!
Go on, give it a go...
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