OLA Parents’ Association
At OLA we have a thriving Parents’ Association that is, and has been, an integral part of the OLA community for decades.
- Fundraising | Social events | Second-hand uniform shop
- Friends and community
All parents and members of the school are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families automatically become members of the OLA PA when their child joins our school.
OLA PA is a Charity registered with the Charities Commission – Number 1172463.
We are a member of Parentkind, the UK’s leading PTA membership organisation.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
The OLA PA runs OLA’s second hand uniform shop.
- We also sell house T shirts for £2 if anyone needs one or has outgrown their old one!
- The shop opens once a month starting from 13 June from 3 to 5pm.
Please email your requirements during term-time and we will do our best to help. We have a wide range of stock from Lower to Senior School all at half the price of the cost on Stevensons, along with house t-shirts, swim bags and other items.
If you have any preloved OLA school uniform items that you would like to sell, please follow the instructions on the Second Hand Uniform Donation Form below, and drop the items with the completed form into the blue metal parcel drop-box outside the OLA School main entrance. We especially need girls sports kit and blazers, which can be worn until July 2024. You will receive 60% of the price of all items sold or if you wish, you can donate the money to raise funds for the OLA PA.
A big thank you to the very generous parent who recently donated, anonymously, a huge stack of fabulous boys stuff including brand new items, and donated 100% of the proceeds to the PA.
In its time the OLA PA has raised tens of thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance the pupils’ education experience and the school’s facilities. For example, recently we contributed £10,000 to playground equipment and £5,000 for a drama department lighting rig alongside exciting science and sports equipment. Our spending suggestions come from staff, parents and the pupils themselves via the Lower and Senior School Councils.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for OLA with easyfundraising? There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds. All you need to do is:
- Go to the Easyfundraising link below and join for free.
- Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
- After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to OLA at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and the OLA PA will be really grateful for your donations. Thank you for your support.