A warm welcome to Orleans Park Friends (OPF). We are the Parent-Teacher Association of Orleans Park School.
We create opportunities for all parents, carers, teachers and pupils to come together as well as raise funds for the school to enrich our children's lives during their time at Orleans Park.
Our biggest annual events are the school Fireworks Display (November) and St Margaret's Fair at Moormead Park (July). These are extremely popular community events as well as significant fundraisers for our school, and we partner with many local businesses and schools to make them such uplifting experiences. Last year, we also hosted a "Curry & Quiz Night" in November. Alongside these big community events we also run second hand uniform sales throughout the school year.
We also take advantage of our proximity to RFU's Twickenham Stadium in providing Rugby Parking to paying visitors at weekends on major match days.
In recent years the funds raised via OPF events have purchased a new school minibus and rowing machines, a new grand piano, established a school newsroom and news report team, facilitated extracurricular trips and events for students. OPF have also substantially contributed to refurbishing particular areas of the school such as the new Astro pitch, a recording studio for the Music Department and a sprung floor for the Drama Studio.
We thrive because of the collaborative energy of families and teachers working together to create fun events and raise vital funds. All families and teachers are welcome to attend our meetings and there are many ways, big and small, to get involved. Currently, our joint Chairs are Sandra Laville, Myrto Williams and Nicola Butler and our Treasurer is John Soames. Rugby parking is led by James Gilbert-Farrell, the St.Margarets Fair by Nicola Butler, and the Second Hand Uniform team by Rebecca Farr. We are always open to new ideas and especially volunteers to get involved. Come and join one of our meetings to find out more. Meeting dates are advertised via school WhatsApp groups and on the school website.
You can also make a donation to the Orleans Park Friends fund. Please click on the link below:
If you have donation of good quality, clean items of uniform with the Orleans Park logo, please given them into Reception.
Note: We unfortuantely cannot take grey trousers or white shirts as these are not logo items.
Volunteers to sort or sell donated uniform are always welcome.
If you are unable to come to one of our uniform sales and want to request items, or want to volunteer, please email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always looking for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.