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Welcome to Queens’ Parents’ Association

When your child becomes part of the Queens’ learning community, you become part of the school community too and the QPA gives you the opportunity to meet and join with other parents at Queens’ School.

WHY does Queens’ have a PA?

The Queens’ Parents’ Association aims to raise funds to help to provide the best possible resources, facilities and opportunities for the benefit of all students at Queens’ School, that might otherwise not be purchased or available due to the budget restrictions currently facing all schools.

The Committee usually meet every other month on a Monday, to plan and organise events, review our finances and allocate funds to various projects that the school submit bids for.

Since September 2017 the QPA has raised funds from arranging discos for both Year 7 and Year 8 students, providing refreshments at school events, organising a clothing collection ‘Bag 2 School’ and the sale of second hand uniform. The QPA has also received a share of the money raised on non-uniforms days.

We have awarded funds for the following as well as helping the Music department to raise funds at House Music.

  • £250 to each House
  • Specialist Maths calculators
  • New chess sets for the popular Chess Club
  • Drama props
  • PE Girls Rugby kit
  • PE House Vests and revision cards
  • Specialist materials for the Art department
  • Servicing of 6th Form Microscopes.

In previous years the QPA has provided funds to help with the purchase of a range of resources including digital cameras, stage lighting, sewing machines, guitar & amplifier, sports kits, picnic benches, MFL resources, creating an Art Display area plus much more. The QPA also help to promote The Development Fund which is another way parents and carers can contribute to help improve facilities and opportunities for students.

One of the easiest ways to raise funds is via easyfundraising (see below and separate tab) which allows you to help us do more for the school without leaving home!  For anyone who shops on the internet this is your way of helping us.

If you are a parent or carer of a child at Queens’ School and are interested in joining the QPA please e-mail us on:

qpa@queens.herts.sch.uk

We really appreciate all parents, carers, family, friends and teachers who support our events.

Also, if you work for any large organisations (some of them listed below) that may provide £for£ matched fundraising please do get in touch as this can make a massive difference to the amounts raised.

Fund raising made really easy!

Do you shop on-line?

If the answer is YES, then easyfundraising is a brilliant and easy way for you to help raise funds for Queens’ School.

Four Easy Steps:

1) Go onto www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/qpa/

2) Register and select Queens’ School Parents’ Association – Bushey as your cause

3) Click on one of the many retailers listed – Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco, Not on the High Street, Sainsbury, Nike, Next, Booking.com plus many more……………..

4) Shop online as usual

You pay exactly the same for the products but the retailers donate a percentage of what you spend to the school. Fantastic! All you need to do is remember to sign into your www.easyfundraising.org.uk account before each online shop.

Please sign up for all your online shopping and help raise much valued funds.