Raising funds for Oathall

There are many ways you can help support the PTA in raising money for the college. We’ve all got busy lives and pressures on our time so here are a few easy ways that you can help.

£25,000 crowdfunding challenge

Visit our crowdfunding page and help us to inspire thousands of secondary school students to become future scientists, engineers and inventors. We want to buy state of the art equipment for Oathall Community College’s new science and maths classrooms which are opening this September. So, we have not got long to raise our target of £25,000 by June 23rd.


Our aim is to provide students with:

  • digital microscopes
  • anatomical models
  • specialist cameras
  • Lego Mindstorm kits
  • exciting maths learning software
  • digital screens
  • display posters

All these things will bring alive the worlds of science and maths for thousands of current and future Oathall students.

OPTAlot! – The Oathall Lottery

Win a monthly cash prize and help raise money for Oathall.

Half the jackpot goes on First and Second prizes; half funds school projects.
Draws will happen once a month, October to July. Join in at the start of the school year, or, if you miss the beginning, join in later and we’ll simply enter you for the next ten draws. Buy in multiples of £10, e.g. if you spend £40, your name will be entered 4 times in each month’s draw.
Payment will be via ParentPay, OR an annual standing order OR a cheque into school made out to ‘OPTA’.
This draw will be run by OPTA under the MSDC Small Society Lottery rules.

  • It replaces the present ‘500 Club’. Parents who currently have a standing order for the 500 Club do not need to do anything and will automatically be entered into the lottery.
  • There will be no paper tickets. A new Oathall Lottery computer programme picks the winners at random.
  • For more information please check links or email opta@oathall.org

OPTAlot letter

OPTAlot application form 

OPTAlot Standing Order Form 

Easyfundraising

easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far we’ve raised over £3 million for causes throughout the UK. It works in a similar way to nectar, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. It’s as simple as that!
You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 2.5%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 10%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!

It’s very simple – once you’ve registered with us, when you shop with one of our retailers, our system makes a note of your purchase, collects the donation from the retailer and passes it to your chosen good cause. That’s it! No hassle for you, we do all the hard work while you shop as your normally would. Continue reading