What is the Friends of Bishop Gilpin?
FOBG is our School PTA. Every parent/carer automatically becomes a member of FOBG when their child joins the School or Nursery. FOBG also involves the wider Bishop Gilpin community such as ex-pupils and ex-staff, the churches linked to the school, local businesses and anyone else who wants to be a friend of the school.
I am new to the School and am a bit nervous about getting involved
Don't worry! The FOBG is a great way of meeting parents and making friends and making a real contribution to your child's school at the same time. We are always ready to welcome any offers of help and you won't get pushed into doing anything you're not sure about. Our success is purely down to the fact that people like you either get involved directly, attend our events, or use FOBG services such as the Second Hand Uniform sales or cake sales.
How do I get involved?
Come to one of our meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each half term at 8pm in the Staff Room, and are listed on the Parental Calendar which is circulated via book bags. Alternatively, you can drop a note in the FOBG box in the welcome area or contact one of the Committee. The important thing with FOBG is that no-one expects you to be an expert on anything or to commit enormous amounts of time - anything you can do will make a difference.
How does a typical event come about and how do you make things happen?
Ideas are discussed at the half termly Committee meetings and everyone present has a chance to voice their opinion. The Committee then votes on whether or not an idea should be taken forward. For the School Fairs each class is allocated a stall via the Class Reps and a couple of meetings are held in the run up to the Fair to help everyone with planning.
How do I find out whats going on?
Keep an eye on this website and look out for any FOBG related ParentMail messages. You may also want to join our Facebook group and check the school gates for any advertising posters. Your Class Rep will also keep you updated with what's going on.
2018 Fundraising - Bingo Night raised £1,400, Smarties Challenge raised £1,385.66 and the FOBG Summer Fair raised £6,000. These funds will go to Bishop Gilpin's new entrance project; the hard and soft landscaping to the new school entrance.
There are currently no tasks to volunteer for
All parents, governors and staff are automatically members of The Friends of Bishop Gilpin (FOBG). FOBG fundraises to buy things that the school budget cannot afford.
The Committee meets twice a term to decide on fundraising activities and also on how to spend the money raised. All parents are welcome to come along to meetings.
Please come back and visit the website for up-to-date info on our events and fundraising.
FOBG, Lake Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7EP
Registered with the Charity Commission as 1060709
2017 - 2018 FOBG
E-Tickets will be dispatched to the email address you registered with along with your order confirmation. Please ensure you have the facility to print off your tickets or have them accessible on a mobile device so they can be scanned on entry to the event.
Available Advertising Opportunities
1) Prime advertising. Your banner ad or mobile ad (depending on device) running on the top and bottom of each page accessed from the FOBG website
Your advert on the top of all emails that get sent out:
Your logo on all tickets created by their website:
£20 per month or we have a very special offer for May only. Pay annually and get 50% discount (£120) payable by Direct Debit / BACS of which 15% after transaction fees is given straight back to FOBG.
2) Secondary advertising. Your logo displayed on all pages. These will be randomly chosen and the logos will change very 5 seconds. An example is below:
A dedicated advertisers page shows all businesses in random order with more information:
£7 per month or we have a very special offer for May only. Pay annually and get 50% discount (£42) payable by Direct Debit / BACS of which 15% after transaction fees is given straight back to FOBG.
If you are interested in advertising on the FOBG website email and we’ll get you started plus our team can also create the adverts for you.