Friends of Broadwater
FRIENDS OF BROADWATER (PTA)
Registered Charity Number: 1162453
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and current Broadwater families. We work with the school and local community to raise funds for additional school resources and also organise social activities throughout the school year. We are a friendly team of parents and guardians who want to make a positive contribution to school life.
Current core committee 2022/23:
Chairperson: Claire Marks (Vacant 24/25)
Treasurer: Jo Rogerson
Secretary: Wiebke Cook (Vacant 24/25)
Uniform: Claudia Goodridge / Kath Steele
Social Secretary: POST VACANT
Please contact us if you are interested in helping on the committee and want to contribute in any way – the committee always needs more help. The Chairperson and Secretary positions will become vacant at the end of 23/24 school year, so anyone interested in taking these on please get in touch. Secondary school PTA activities are far less than at Junior school so please have a think about getting involved.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org (this address is checked on a regular basis, but please allow a few days for a response)
We hold our AGM in Oct/November at which all are welcome. Details will be emailed nearer the time.
**TUES 7 NOVEMBER @ 6pm – AGM at Broadwater School. Please contact The Friends to let us know if you are coming along.
** FRIDAY 14 JUNE, the popular Summer party will be held - so please save the date
Our communications are made through school emails. Look out for our newsletters and emails outlining upcoming events and detailing how we are spending the funds raised. Recent projects have included contributions to the school’s annual Challenge Week of activities; new books for the Library; graphic tablets used for virtual/online learning and wish list requests from all departments.
One of our main jobs is collecting and selling second-hand uniform. However, with a new uniform introduced in Sept 2022 there is very limited supplies of new uniform. We do however still have the old blue PE kit which is available to the older students. We stock logo-ed items only (blazers, school skirts, jumpers, PE short-sleeved tops, PE rugby tops, PE skorts and shorts, blue socks) but generally no white shirts or black school trousers. If you have uniform to donate, please drop it off at Reception in a bag labelled Uniform - Friends of Broadwater School.
All items are in fair to good condition with prices available on request (ranging from £3 to £10 per item). Payment is via online bank transfer.
If you have any uniform requests, please send us an email with details of sizes required and your child’s name and form.
Regular Ongoing Fundraising
Raise money when you shop online! By registering with East Fundraising, a huge number of retailers including eBay, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Boots and Booking.com will make a donation to our school at no additional cost to you. Register via your smartphone or computer before you make your next online purchase. Simply use the link below and choose Broadwater School, Godalming as your ‘cause’.
If you are a UK taxpayer, please register for Gift Aid when you sign up so that your support raises even more money for our school. Please ask your friends and family to register too!
Cash Prize Raffles
This has proved to be a successful fundraiser, introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic as we could not host our usual raffles at school events. All entrants have a chance to win the top prize of £100 or two further prizes of £50. Keep an eye out for emails announcing the next raffle.
We held the first summer party in 2022 and this takes place at the school, ideally outside in the Courtyard or in the school hall with live music and a bar. The 2024 summer party will be on FRIDAY 14 JUNE, so please save the date. We hope that parents/carers can come and join us for a few drinks and live music from Laurel Canyon. We will be welcoming current and new Sept 2024 parents/carers and hope you can join us. Please email for more information. Please note adults only, no students/children.
We also run the refreshments at the school’s Christmas Concert, Surrey Festival of Musical Theater, Summer Production and have regular textile collections to raise additional funds.