OSSA - Who are we?
Welcome to your Old Stratford School Association, better known as OSSA.
OSSA is run by a committee, currently with 16 members, including a Chair - Clare Hamblin, Secretary - Melanie Coates and a Treasurer - Nadia Sattar. The Committee is a group of parent volunteers whose children attend our school.
Together we hold four meetings per year, plus an AGM, where we plan the fund raising events for the year. Together, with the Head Teacher, we decide how the funds raised are spent ensuring that all of the children benefit.
OSSA - Vacancies
Our Chair resigned in September 2017 however as yet the Committee has not found a replacement for Clare. If you are interested in carrying out the role please contact the Head Teacher.
How does OSSA spend your money?
So far we have used your kind donations to buy...
- Outdoor equipment for the Early Years play area
- Drama rights and scripts
- Trim Trail activity in the play ground
- Library books
- Leaver Hoodies and Leaving books for Year 6
- School trips
- PE Equipment
- Renovations in our Early Years area
What are we proposing next?
- Refurbishment of the Mobile unit (spare class room)
How can you influence where the funds are spent?
OSSA's meetings are held at the school and are open to all parents / carers. Please feel free to turn up and voice your ideas.
Please keep an eye out for our next meeting date.
How can you help with fundraising?
We are always in need of another pair of hands. These events can not run without the support of the volunteers.
A few hours volunteered across different events can make all the difference.
Employment Match Funding / Volunteer Leave:
OSSA is a registered charity and therefore is eligible for Match Funding or Volunteer Leave which are company lead benefits.
- Match Funding really helps boost our event takings!
- Volunteer Leave schemes involve paid day(s) from work to prepare for an event.
If you are able to support in anyway please get in touch through the Head email address.
Online Shopping with Easyfundraising:
If you do your shopping online, you can help raise extra funds for Old Stratford School Association at no extra cost to yourself. Just register your details at the following:
The 50/50 Club is a weekly draw with the owner of the winning ball number receiving £50. The 50/50 Club is run by OSSA. It contributes around £1800 a year towards our fundraising. The cost works out at £1 per draw and is drawn term-time only but payment must be made in advance (approx £37 for the year or it will be calculated pro-rata should you join later).
If you would like to be part of the 50/50 Club and support the school, please leave a note with your name and telephone number at the school office marked for the attention of Deborah Ponsonby, OSSA, 50/50 Club and she will be in touch when a ball becomes available and advise how much it will be.
Our fundraising events...
Quiz Night - Friday 23rd March 2018
The "Reigning Champions" retained their triumph of winning three years in a row, taking home the most sought after trophy in the village!
Thank you to all who participated in joining and running the event.
Bingo fun for all the family - Friday 20th April 2018
Summer Fete - Friday 13th July 2018 (6pm - 8pm)
Next OSSA Meeting
Watch this space for our next committee meeting.
Name label stickers
If you want to get name label stickers please use the following link so that OSSA can get 30% commission (the code is 14887 if the order page asks you to enter it):
Pre-loved School Uniform
Do you have any good quality uniform that your child/children has grown out of? If so, you are welcome to donate it to OSSA. We currently have some new and nearly new uniform pieces that are available to purchase. OSSA will be holding a stall selling such items soon so keep your eyes peeled for details. If you need any uniform in the meantime, please speak to Mrs Carter in the school office. For all other school uniform information, please click here: http://www.oldstratfordschool.org.uk/school-office/school-uniform