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 Margarets 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. This 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 OPFA events have purchased a new school minibus and rowing machines, established a school newsroom and news report team, facilitated extracurricular trips and events for children as well as refurbishing areas of the school.
We thrive because of the collaborative energy of parents and teachers working together to create fun events and raise vital funds. All parents and teachers are welcome to attend our meetings and there are many ways, big and small, to get involved. Currently, our Chair is Year 12 parent Karen Miller and our Treasurer is Year 8 parent John Soames. Rugby Parking is led by Eamonn Newell, 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.
You can also make a donation to the Orleans Park Friends fund:
Our second hand uniform sales are held after school, on the first Friday afternoon of every half-term until 3.30pm, and at Open Days. Volunteers to sort or sell are always welcome, as are donations of good quality, clean uniform items with the OPS logo (via the school reception).
If you are unable to come to one of our uniform sales, we have a dedicated email address where you can request items: 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.