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About the RGSPA

Membership of the Association is automatically extended to all parents/guardians whilst their son is at the school.  Approximately 20 parents, supported by Mr Woodman, one of the Deputy Heads, sit on a committee to organise events.  Any parent is welcome to come and sit in on a committee meeting to see what we do.  New permanent members are always welcome; the only requirements being to attend the twice termly evening meetings and help with events such as Parents’ Evenings, and to adhere to the RGS values whilst representing the PA.

The RGSPA is always open to new ideas as to how the PA can serve the community better and welcomes all comments or questions.  All parents are invited to attend the various events and take a full and active involvement in the RGSPA.  Forthcoming events are highlighted below.  In addition, information will be available in the School Calendar, the weekly parental communication and via announcements and posts on Classlist.

The RGSPA senior committee members 2021-2022 are:

Chair: Ross Webster
Vice Chair: Tom Lingard
Treasurer: Rowena Wilson
Communications Secretary: Julia Lock
Committee Secretary: Lisa Correia
Second Hand Uniform and Goods: Jaqui Gander
Grants and Sponsorship: Nerina Wright

We can be contacted via the PA email or individually via Classlist message.

A broad overview of the RGSPA’s activities and objectives can be found in the documents here:

RGSPA Events

The RGSPA usually organises social events throughout the year.  Unfortunately our activities might be restricted during the year 2020/2021 because of Covid-19, but we will do everything we can to host events, facilitate social interaction and raise funds within Government guidelines. Our usual annual events include:

  • The First Form and Third Form dinners welcoming new parents to the School Community in the Michaelmas Term
  • The November AGM at which the PA Officers are elected and which is followed by a social event
  • Supporting the RGS Christmas Fair
  • The New Year Quiz night
  • A whole school social event
  • A summer bowling evening with Guildford High School for Girls for First Form boys

In addition, the RGSPA organises other events on an ad hoc basis.

RGSPA Sponsorship and Grants

The sponsorship scheme of the RGSPA is open to all current RGS boys and covers an activity which take place while at school or in the year between RGS and further full-time education. The scheme encourages initiative in undertaking projects which will benefit both the boy and the community, in areas beyond the normal academic demands of school life. The level of support may be up to 25% of the total cost, with a maximum amount currently set at £500.

Full details of the scheme can be found in the Sponsorship Constitution. Boys wishing to apply should download and complete the Application Form; the form requires a countersignature by a member of the teaching staff who is prepared to support the application. Due to the numbers involved, school-organised trips are excluded.

Second Hand Uniform

The second-hand uniform and goods store (SHUGS) is run by parent volunteers. An opportunity is provided for parents to buy and sell second-hand uniform, sports shoes and equipment. Opening is at set times at the beginning of each term and half term and an annual sale is also held which is timed to benefit parents attending New Boys’ Reception Afternoon but is also open to current parents. All funds raised support the School.

We always need more stock.

All new volunteers are always welcome, whether to help out regularly or just at the annual sale. To volunteer or for further information please contact RGS Parents Association.

Opening days follow a set pattern: Following the first day of every term and half-term, the store will open on the first Wednesday and Thursday, as well as the following Saturday and then Tuesday of the next week. Opening times are set for each day and cover a range to allow most the chance to attend.

Dates for SHUGs sales 2021/2

Please find below the list of forthcoming dates for SHUGS.  Sales will run if Covid restrictions allow from the SHUGS cupboard (just off North Court) on the following dates:

Wed 01 September 202110.00 to 12.00 noon
Thurs 02 September 202110.00 to 12.00 noon
Sat 11 September 20219.00 – 10.00am
Tues 14 September 20214.15 – 5.15pm
Mon 01 November 202110.00am – 12.00pm
Sat 6 November 20219.00 – 10.00am
Tues 09 November 20214.15 – 5.15pm
Tues 04 January 202210.00am – 12.00pm
Tues 19 April 202210.00am – 12.00pm
Mon 06 June 202210.00am – 12.00pm

Please check Classlist for any changes.  Parents may have to queue due to limited space.

A list of items

We sell current school uniform, sports kit and equipment. A list of the items which you may find when you visit us is given below. You may email us before you visit to check whether we have the size that you require. Please note that we accept cash or cheques only.

UniformRGS Sports KitEquipmentOther
RGS School Blazer

RGS Grey Jumper

Plain Blue Jumper

School Tie

RGS Rugby shirt

RGS Advantage Rugby Short

RGS PE Polo Shirt

RGS PE/Hockey Short

RGS Rain Jacket

RGS Stadium Pant

RGS Hoody

RGS Games Socks

RGS red/white Base layer

RGS Cricket Shirt

RGS Cricket Trousers

RGS Sleeveless Cricket Overshirt

RGS House Shirt

Hockey Sticks and Bags

Cricket Bats, Pads, Gloves and Helmets

Shin Pads

Scout uniform, waterproof (Plain black or blue) 

Which items can I sell?

We sell current school uniform, sports kit and equipment.  All items offered for sale must be clean, of good quality and have all sewn-on name labels removed. Items which are well-presented will always sell quicker and command higher prices.

UniformRGS Sports KitsEquipment and Other Items
RGS BlazerRGS Rugby ShirtHockey Sticks and Bags
Plain Blue & Grey JumperRGS PE Polo ShirtCricket Bats, Pads, Gloves and Helmets.
School TieRGS  PE/Hockey ShortsShin Pads
*Please note we are no longer accept trousers and white shirts for saleRGS Rain JacketScout Uniform
 RGS Stadium Pants (tracksuit pant)Waterproof (plain black or blue)
 RGS Red/White Baselayer* We are no longer accept shoes and any other sports equipment for sale except the items on the list above.
 *no baselayer short 
 RGS Cricket Shirt 
 RGS Cricket Trousers 
 RGS Sleeveless Cricket overshirt 
 RGS House Shirt 
 *Please note we will not accept non-RGS sport wear for sale. 

If you have submitted an item that is in poor condition or not listed above, we will put your item into a recycling bank without notify you.

How do I price items?

It is the seller’s responsibility to price the items for sale; we cannot do this for you. As a rough rule of thumb 40 – 50% of the original price is appropriate for an item which is in excellent condition, 25 – 30% for good condition and 10 – 15% for usable items.  Items that are keenly priced will always sell. Items that are in short supply will demand higher prices as will items that bear the school logo. We have a large supply of generic items (such as dark grey trousers and navy jumpers) so you should bear this in mind when you price these items. We have less demand for larger sizes so larger blazers, trousers and jumpers will also need to be priced more keenly to attract a sale.  Please only price in full pounds.

RGS Uniform Full Price List 2020 (Stevensons.co.uk)

Blazer£62 – £72 (long fit £79)
Grey Jumper£19 – £21
School Tie£7

 

RGS Sports Kit Full Price List 2020 (Tacklebag.co.uk)

RGS Rugby Shirtsize 8 – 12 yrs £40; 14 yrs – 3XL £50
RGS Rugby Advantage Shortssize 8 – 12 yrs £19; 14 yrs – 3XL £21
RGS PE Polo Shirtsize 8 – 12 yrs £30; 14 yrs – 3XL £35
RGS PE/Hockey Shortssize 8 – 12 yrs £22; 14 yrs – 3XL £26
RGS Rain Jacketsize 10 – 12 yrs £35; 14 yrs – 3XL £41
RGS Stadium Pants (tracksuit trousers)size 8 – 12 yrs £29; 14 yrs – 3XL £36
RGS Hoodiesize 10 – 12 yrs £31; 14 yrs – 3XL £37
RGS Baselayer Red/Whitesize Jnr S – Jnr L £27; Adult XS – XL £31
RGS Athletics Vestsize 10 -12 yrs £30; 14 yrs – 2XL £35
RGS Red Games Socks£7.50
RGS House Shirt £29

 

Cricket Kit

RGS Cricket Shirtsize 10 – 12 yrs £24; 14 yrs – 2XL £29
RGS Cricket Trouserssize 10 – 12 yrs £ 22; 14 yrs – 2XL £26
RGS Sleeveless Cricket Overshirtsize 10 – 12 yrs £30; 14 yrs – 2XL £34

 

How do I label items?

We only accept items that have been labelled using our label proforma and we respectfully request that you write clearly and provide all the required information. Please use a safety pin to attach completed labels to each item.

Seller’s Label Proforma

Where can I drop off items?

We welcome items for sale and boys will be able to drop off clothes on the dates just before each sale.  Details will be given via the Classlist app.

What are the Terms and Conditions?

Commission on all sales is 25%. All our proceeds go to the RGSPA to be used for the benefit of the boys and the wider school community. We aim to reimburse sellers after each sale. When the payment is under £10, we make payment by cash and sellers will receive an email or message through Classlist to pick up the cash from school reception. It will be available for collection at reception for one week. If not collected within this time, it will be treated as a donation to SHUGS. You may ask your son to collect the cash on your behalf. Any payment over £10 will be made electronically and we will invite sellers to provide bank details for payment credit. Sellers will receive an email when a payment is to be made. Sellers are required to fill in all the information on the seller labels clearly and neatly. SHUGS can only contact sellers through the information provided on the label. If attempts to contact are unsuccessful, the monies will be treated as a donation to SHUGS. Any personal data relating to sellers gathered by SHUGS on the label will only be used to contact sellers for reimbursement purposes

What happens to items which do not sell?

We will try to sell your items for 12 months.  The label proforma asks you to state the month and year that you submit the items so that we can ensure that they are offered for sale for a full year.  Any items that remain unsold in our stock at the end of the year will automatically become SHUGS stock and if subsequently sold, the funds will be donated to the RGSPA.

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