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Impington Village College

Parents Staff and Friends Association

 

The Impington Village College Parents, Staff and Friends Association (PSFA) is a registered charity which aims to support the work of IVC, in particular, to provide the funds that enables the College to provide students with equipment and experiences that would be unaffordable out of normal school budgets.

The PSFA is run by a voluntary committee which meets six times a year. We aim to run events that parents value, and encourage donations that make a real difference to the College. In 2014-15, fund-raising activities, along with generous donations made by members of the local community, have enabled the PSFA to fund the following Village College items:

  • £1500 for new library books
  • £300 for tuning instruments in the Music Department
  • £500 to support technical equipment purchased by the Performing Arts Department
  • £2800 to fund new drapes and projection facilities in the Gropius Hall
  • £7500 towards restoration work on the Grade 1 Listed Gropius Hall
  • £1508 to enable the College to purchase of computer tablets for the benefit of students

The PSFA, which was formerly known as the Friends of IVC, represents the community of the College in its widest sense and membership is open to:

  • Parents and carers of college students
  • College staff
  • Adult students
  • Members of clubs that use the College facilities
  • Members of the local community who would like to support the College

The PSFA is always looking for more people to get involved. You can help us by:

  • Giving a few hours of your time to help run an event
  • Giving a bit more time to help organise an event
  • Giving a couple of evenings a term by joining the organising committee
  • Making a donation or joining the 200 Club

Keep in touch

We send out details of forthcoming events by email to everyone on the PSFA database. To be kept informed, simply email psfa@impington.cambs.sch.uk with your name and email address, and we will put you on the list. Follow us on Twitter @impingtonpsfa or find us on Facebook.

FundRaising Activities 

We run a variety of fundraising events and activities:

200 Club

The 200 Club offers the opportunity to support the College and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize! For just £3 a month, up to 200 people subscribe to be in a monthly draw. Half the proceeds from subscription fees go to support the College, while the other half is distributed in cash prizes: when the club is fully subscribed to there are monthly prizes of £100, £50 and £25 with a bumper Christmas draw of £500, £250, £150, £100 and £50.

We currently have vacancies for new members

We urge as many people as possible to join up and have some fun seeing if they can win some money, as well as feeling satisfied in the knowledge that their contribution is making a positive difference for the College. You can pay annually by cheque or by standing order. Below is a form for those of you who wish to join us.

200 Club Leaflet & Application Form.

When fully subscribed, the Club generates a gross ‘profit' of £4,225. All of this is excellent income for the PSFA which does so much to support the work of the College by purchasing resources that make a real difference to the children.

200 Club Latest Draws 

The 200 Club draws take place at the bi-monthly PSFA Committee meeting. These draws were awarded proportionately as follows. The winners will be contacted directly.

                                                   
February Draw March Draw April Draw
1 - No 42 £31.00 1 - No 70 £31.50 1 - No 23 £30.50
2 - No 11 £15.50 2 - No 41 £15.75 2 - No 71 £15.25
3 - No 41 £7.75 3 - No 32 £7.88 3 - No 19 £7.63
     

As more join the Club, the prizes will increase to the intended maximum of a first prize of £100 per month. Do contact the PSFA to join the opportunity to raise funds for the College and to win some money in return.  

‘Easy fundraising’

Whenever you buy something online, you can support the College by linking to your retailer throught the EasyFundraising website. Many, many retailers take part in this scheme, contributing a donation valued at a small percentage of the cost of your purchase to the PSFA. Just go to the website to get to the IVC page, and you can make a difference to IVC without it costing you a penny!

Event bars and front of house

The PSFA is the official promoter of College performing arts events. When the College holds an arts event, the PSFA is there to provide pre-show and interval drinks, as well as doing the ticketing and front of house. We aim to be involved in activities that parents value, and this has proved one of our most popular! 

The Annual Fireworks Extravaganza

The PSFA is a partner in running the annual fireworks event which has been a popular feature in the village calendar for many years. Held jointly with the Histon and Impington Infant and Junior Schools it takes place on a Saturday night close to November 5th. This features spectacular fireworks display, and a hog roast/barbecue, and other stalls and activities.

The Annual Art Exhibition

This event is a regular feature of the spring half-term break and features around 400 works by local artists in a wide variety of styles. At the opening evening, visitors can view the exhibits in a relaxed atmosphere that includes complimentary drinks and snacks, and a chance to meet some of the artists. If you would like to exhibit work, contact psfa@impington.cambs.sch.uk and we will add your name to the exhibitor database and get in touch with you when we put out the call for exhibitors.

Re-sale of Uniform in aid of IVC funds 

Every year we collect many second-hand items of lost property which are never claimed by their owners. The PSFA then sell the unclaimed or donated second-hand uniform at parents evenings and events, and the money raised goes to support the College.

If you have any unwanted IVC sweatshirts, polo shirts or PE kit that you would like to donate for re-sale, please send this to the House Hub (G6) in college with your son/daughter. Similarly any un-named lost property which has not been claimed at the end of each term will be washed and offered for re-sale.

The prices represent a 25% discount on the cost of new clothing where an item is in ‘nearly new / good condition’ and a 50% discount where items are considered ‘worn’.

IVC Uniform Pricelist

The following are items which are compulsory as part of the College Uniform Policy and shows the cost of new items (ordered via Orchard Clothing), and second-hand / re-sale clothing.

Item *New ‘New Style Uniform’ ‘Old Style Uniform’**
Sweatshirt
Blue Yr 7-10
Green/Burgundy Yr 11
£10.95 £8.20 £3.00
Polo Shirts
Pale Blue – Uniform
Green - PE
£8.95 £6.70 £2.50
£4.50
PE Shorts
Black £5.21 £3.40 £2.60
PE Socks
Green £3.95 £2.95 £1.95
Reversible Rugby Shirt
Green/white £16.50 £8.82 £8.25
PE zip-up jacket
Black £13.54 £10.16 £6.77
Waterproof PE jacket
Black £18.96 £14.22 £9.48

*New items available via Orchard Clothing –  www.orchardclothing.co.uk

** Sold with appropriate iron on coloured house strip