Parents' Association Home

Dear Parents and Carers

The next STRS Parent’s association virtual meeting will take place on Tuesday the 21st September 2021 at 7.30pm for meeting details please email We would welcome anyone who would like to join us.

Welcome to the Parents' Association section of the STRS website. All parents, carers and guardians of present and past pupils of the school are automatically members of the Parents' Association. As PA committee members, we are all volunteers who support the school in a whole range of activities. These include managing the uniform shop, coordinating and providing refreshments and organising fundraising events.

The activities that we organise and the funds that we raise for the school are all dependent upon each of us as parents volunteering to provide the help requested. If you would like to help the school by getting involved in the Parents' Association in any way, please email the Chair on who will advise you further.

For more information about the activities we are involved in, click the associated link below or the menu bar:

We look forward to seeing you at future events.

The officers elected for the PA are as follows:

Chair Kerry Canning
Vice Chair Elisa Jordan
Treasurer Paula Turner
Secretary Dawn Davis
Additional Trustees - Charlie Smith, Mena Canning and Sarah Cripps

Donations by the PA to STRS

2019/20 £8,819 2 fully maintained minibuses on 5yr leases Minibus
£498 EBSCO resource for Learning Resource Centre
£30,000 Contribution towards furnishing new teaching block New Block 2 New Block 1
£1,500 Donation towards purchase of bowling machine Bowling
2018/19 £8,340 2 fully maintained minibuses on 5yr leases Minibus
£5,073 Science lab equipment Science 1 Science 2 Science 3
£1,062 Purchase of 1,800 House colour pin badges House
£1,004 Audio books & e-books for Learning Resource Centre
£925 “The Economist” & “New Scientist” 3 year subscriptions
£596 Headphones for Modern Foreign Languages dept Headphones
£799 2nd defibrillator for school site Defib
£991 Small grants (< £250) to individual STRS depts
(including History, Geography, ICT & Economics)
2017/18 £21,840 Funding 2 fully maintained minibuses on 5 year leases (including initial deposits)
£2,000Science lab equipment / refurbishment
£3,000Art department equipment
2016/17 £14,000 Provision of coach transport for sporting fixtures & other school events
£2,500Donation towards Speech Night prizes
£8,000Donations towards replacement text books following syllabus changes
£510Small grants (< £250) to individual STRS departments
2015/16 £14,500 Provision of coach transport for Sporting fixtures as well as other school events (including 350th Anniversary service at Gloucester Cathedral)
Donation to Music dept of 50% Summer concert profits
2014/15 £32,575 Sports Pavilion
2013/14 £23,428 Sixth Form IT equipment
Food blast chiller
2012/13 £31,101 New minibus purchase

Sir Thomas Rich’s School Parents’ Association is a registered charity in England and Wales (1160414).

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