Community Links

All in our community are warmly welcome to join us at our School's Foreign Film Club, which shows fantastic foreign films each month through term time, on a Thursday night from 7pm in our Sixth Form Common Room, Guildford County School, Farnham Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4LU. The full programme for 2017-2018 can be found here. Entry is free! 

A warm invitation to start 2018 with a psychological thriller at Guildford County School's Foreign Film Society showing of Leconte's 'Monsieur Hire' next Thursday 18 Jan at 19:00 in our Sixth Form Common Room. Award-winning Michael Nyman soundtrack too! All are welcome.

We are very grateful to Surrey's ‘County Councillor Town Centre Cluster’ for funding our projector to enable us to offer this opportunity to our wider community. For more details about the FFC, please contact Lesley Nicole on cam@guildfordcounty.co.uk 

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Shop Well for Less

We are currently casting for the third series and are on the lookout for fun and lively families and households to take part. This prime time series shows viewers how to spend without the splurge, helping to rein in spending but retain the lifestyle we all want.

Whether we’re hooked by the exquisite whiff of a new pair of shoes, the shiny lure of the latest HD television, or the irresistible promises of beauty lotions and potions, one thing’s for sure - as a nation we simply love to buy.  With a few simple tricks, we can all learn to buy better and spend less. When should you save your money? And, just as crucially, when should you invest in spending a little bit more? This fun, surprising and perfectly practical series teaches us all the tricks of the trade we need to SHOP WELL… FOR LESS.

Smart spending is an issue which we believe affects most of us, especially with Christmas coming up! We’d be really grateful if you could help us spread the word about the new series.  I’ve attached a flyer and wondered if you would be kind enough to share it with your staff members as well as the parents of your pupils to see if any of them would be interested in applying for the new series.

If you think you know any families/households that may be interested in appearing on the programme, please do pass on our details.

If  you have any questions, or would like me to send over any further information please pop me an email or give me a call on 0117 970 7670

We look forward to hearing from you

Steph,  The Shop Well For Less? Team  steph.hpgood@rdtelevision.com

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If you're keen to fundraise for the school or your community organisation, but are unsure where to start, these links may be helpful:

The Essential Guide to Planning a Fundraising Event

https://www.sunshineevents.co.uk/planning-a-fundraising-event/

The Ultimate Guide to a Fun & Successful Corporate Charity Event

http://corporateentertainmentprofessionals.co.uk/corporate-charity-event/

If you are fund-raising in aid of Guildford County School or its sports hall appeal, you can easily create a dedicated fundraising page for your activity or event via our BTMyDonate page herehttps://mydonate.bt.com/charities/guildfordcountyschool

Thank you!

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A huge thank you to our donors, sponsors and supporters!

We are pleased to acknowledge the wonderful support we receive from many companies and organisations in our community.

In 2016/2017, the following companies and organisations kindly supported us directly: (many more kindly donated prizes for our raffles and auctions via our Friends organisation)

Grant to support our Reediscovery programme (purchase of bassoons and oboes): The Humphrey Richardson Taylor Charitable Trustwww.hrtaylortrust.org.uk

Grant towards our Fit for IT programme: Garfield Weston Foundation - www.garfieldweston.org  

Fundraising event match funding: Barclays PLC - www.barclays.co.uk

SIlver Sponsors: Clarus Wealth - www.claruswealth.co.uk

Pryer Construction - www.pryer.co.uk 

The Institute of Physics - www.iop.org

 

Urnfield refurbishment project - support in kind:

White Barnes Carpets and Flooring Ltd - www.whitebarnes.co.uk ; 01483 572735

Howdens, Guildford - www.howdens.com01483 579262

Wickes, Guildford - www.wickes.co.uk01483 459397

 

2016 Awards Evening sponsorship:

Languages Awards sponsored by: University of Surrey - www.surrey.ac.uk

Art Awards sponsored by:  Lytle Associates Architects - www.lytleassociates.com

Outstanding Performance Award sponsored by: M E A Construction Consultants - www.meaconsult.eu

Computing Awards sponsored by: Class Technology Solutions Limited - www.class-technology.co.uk

Technology Awards sponsored by: Champion Timber - www.championtimber.com; Tel: 01483 510170

Business Planning Award sponsored by: Extended Thinking - www.extendedthinking.com

Mathematics Awards sponsored by: SRLV Accountants - www.srlv.co.uk

Pryer Construction - www.pryer.co.uk

Securafit - www.securafit.co.uk

Wyclean Group Ltd - www.wycleangroup.co.uk                   

Pet Doctors - www.petdoctors.co.uk

Beard Construction - www.beardconstruction.co.uk 

Guildford Schools & Sport - www.guildfordschoolsandsport.co.uk               

Pope Consulting - www.popeconsulting.co.uk      

D O A Consulting Structural Engineers - www.doasteng.co.uk

Thank you also to all those companies who advertise in our school folder: Biddles of Guildford; Moore Stephens; Pet Doctors; Mount Alvernia Hospital; Guildfordians RFC; Hamptons International; Barton Electrical Services; KFF Catering; Class Technology Solutions Limited; Cheesman Brothers Ltd; Burneston Dental; ActivZone Gym; George Weil and Sons Ltd; Red Door Creative.

If your name or company is not mentioned here and you would like it to be, or if you would like to discuss how supporting Guildford County School could boost your prospect reach or community/employee relationships, please contact Claudia (cdrake@guildfordcounty.co.uk) - thank you.

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Surrey County Council Fostering Service
 
Did you know that there are over 860 children in care in Surrey?
Over 230 of those children have had to be placed with foster carers outside Surrey, sometimes many miles away, as we don't have enough Surrey foster carers. If you think you may be able to help, do get in touch

Did you know that there are different types of fostering, and sometimes it is possible to work alongside fostering?

Book A Home Visit To Chat To Us About Fostering

If you would like to chat about fostering with us in your home, and have a couple of hours to spare Monday - Friday between 9am and 8pm, why not give our friendly Fran a call or email. There's no obligation to take your enquiry further, if after talking to us you decide that fostering isn't for you at this time.

Call: 0800 0969 626

Email: fostering.recruitment@surreycc.gov.uk

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Voluntary Action South West Surrey

We are a local organisation that finds volunteers for hundreds of different local and national charitable organisations, funded by the local authority.

We would be very keen to hear from any of your parents, staff or students (age 14+) who are interested in volunteering. We are able to help students find suitable Duke of Edinburgh volunteering roles and/or school holiday volunteering.

Farnham Volunteer Centre – 01252 725961

Guildford Volunteer Centre – 01483 565456