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Parents' Association

The Gumley House Parents’ Association – “for all our girls”.


Hello and welcome to the Gumley House Convent School FCJ Parents’ Association page.

Just a short note to say you are warmly invited along to any meeting of the Parents’ Association which are held throughout the year.

We are a friendly if small bunch and we are always on the lookout for more pairs of helping hands. We are also always looking for people who may have a special skill which they could bring to the table – does your company operate a matched charity giving scheme, could you provide something for any of the fundraising raffles, would you like to suggest and help run a fundraising event which we have yet to think of?  We meet in the Staff Centre at 7pm. All dates for the meetings for the current academic year are on this page.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to seeing you. Our meetings last around an hour and are usually attended by Ms Braggs and two other members of staff.   

The Gumley House PA – ‘for all our girls’.

Dates for meetings of the Parents Association for 2013/2014:
Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Thursday 7th November 2013
December – no meeting
Wednesday 15th January 2014 (Annual General Meeting)
Wednesday 5th February 2014
Wednesday 5th March 2014
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Tuesday 4th June 2014
Tuesday 15th July, 2014
About the PA 

The Parents' Association is a group of parents and teachers who want to support the school community in many and varied ways, sometimes by helping raise much needed funds and other times by offering practical help, such as serving teas and coffees at school functions and organising the second-hand uniform sales.

You will see by our calendar that we have a number of key events throughout the year which really brings the Gumley community together, particularly at Christmas and in July.  Every parent/carer in Gumley is a member or the PA and we encourage as many as possible to come and join us at our meetings and events.
How you can help

Come and join us!  We meet once a month (usually the second Tuesday of the month) at the Staff Centre, in the evening, and try to think of fundraising ideas.  If that sounds like hard work, it’s not!  We do have fun and it does give you a chance to meet other parents/carers.  If you’re not sure about the PA, why not come along to one meeting just to see what you think?

Why not help out at events?  Even if you don’t want to become a committee member, we can always use help from a willing pair of hands!  Most of our work is around event-management, so we organise fundraisers, parent/carers events and the Summer Fayre.  Or maybe you would like to help out with doing the teas and coffees at the parents’ evenings?  No matter what you are able to help with, we would really appreciate it.

Gumley is a wonderful school doing wonderful things for our girls.  We feel strongly that we too can do our part and give something back – I hope you feel able to support us in any way you can.  At the end of the day it is our daughters who benefit from the improved facilities.

If you would like to get involved with your PA please email us at
Many thanks and best wishes,
The Gumley House PA - for all our girls
The legal bit: The Gumley House Parents’ Association has a formal constitution. You can read all about it here: -

Minutes from PA Meetings:
Now uploaded and can be found at the foot of this page
Dates for your diary:
Next PA Meeting on 15th July at 7pm in Staff Centre - please book it in your diaries!
Have you read our letter?
A copy of our latest letter to parents can be downloaded



  1. Letter from Chair of Parents' Association
  2. Minutes of the AGM - January 2013