Friends of Rowan

We have a vibrant and active parents’ association called Friends of Rowan (FoR). Each year they organise events for the girls and their families, helping them to meet and socialise. Events range from the ever-popular Christmas and Summer Fairs for families to quiz nights and dinner dances for Rowan parents. The funds raised from such events are used to provide additional items and facilities at school and to support projects which directly benefit the girls. FoR also aim to contribute to other charities.

Friends of Rowan rely on the support of parent volunteers and are always very grateful to everyone that is able to support their activities. Please contact them at friends@rowanprepschool.co.uk if you are interested in volunteering or helping to organise an event.

 

Registered Charity no. 1058466

 

FoR Team

The FoR Committee comprises elected trustees and volunteers who liaise with a network of parent class representatives to help arrange events and discuss funding opportunities.

The FoR trustees are Taeryn Jurd (Chair), Victoria Buss (Vice Chair & Secretary), Alex Leighton-Davies (Treasurer) and Susan Clarke (Headmistress).

Each year group across the school has volunteer Class Reps who act as a communication link between FoR and their fellow parents in their daughters’ class/year. The role involves encouraging support for FoR events, seeking event volunteers when needed, and providing feedback to the FoR Committee after events.

The list of the current FoR Committee members can be found below. Please contact friends@rowanprepschool.co.uk if you would like to confirm the name of your Class Rep. FoR is very grateful for the work and support of all our Class Reps and event volunteers, without whom FoR could not do all that it does!

 

Funding Requests

FoR have sponsored a variety of projects for the girls over the years including musical instruments, Forest School, equipment for Rowan Radio, retractable tiered seating in the school hall, Lego kits to support STEM learning, playground apparatus, mobile climbing wall experience for the Hill, circus skills workshop for the Brae, willow weaving workshops to mark the school’s 85th anniversary, author visits and much more!

Suggestions for funding requests may be made by the school, FoR or any parent member by presenting their suggestion in writing to the FoR Committee (Funding Request Form below).

 

Second Hand Uniform

The school’s uniform lists can be found at: https://www.rowanprepschool.co.uk/parents-information/uniform

FoR run one on-site second hand uniform sale per term at the Hill and collect donations of unwanted uniform items from parents approximately two weeks prior to an on-site sale. Proceeds go to FoR to fund additional projects directly benefiting Rowan girls, with the exception of 50% commission to parents on the sale of second hand blazers.If you would like FoR to sell a blazer on your behalf, please complete a Blazer Submission Form (available below) and enclose it with the blazer when donated. For FoR second hand uniform sales queries, please contact friends@rowanprepschool.co.uk

 

Alternatively, parents are able to buy and sell second hand uniform to each other via the online marketplace, Uniformis https://uniformis.online/.  Uniformis charge 10% commission and a 2% transaction fee for each sale, with the parent seller receiving 88% of the sale price. Instructions can be found on the Uniformis website and parents can agree the best way to collect the goods, e.g. from the seller’s address or at school pick up.  For any second hand uniform queries regarding online parent-to-parent sales, please see the Contact Us page on the Uniformis website or email support@uniformis.online

 

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