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Cheney Friends Evening

Thursday 20th Jan at 7pm.

Venue: school libraryThe theme of the evening will be “ Green spaces at Cheney”.Staff and students will talk about an exciting new project:  making the Cheney outdoor spaces more environmentally-and user- friendly.This will be followed by the termly Cheney Friends meeting.The evening is open to all parents. You can attend either or both parts.Anyone with a special interest in helping Cheney to become a more “green” school, in every sense of the word, is particularly encouraged to attend.Tea, coffee and biscuits supplied!Depending on stocks, there may be a chance to buy second-hand uniform at the event. This will be confirmed nearer the time.


We are Cheney School’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) – open to all parents, carers and staff of Cheney School.

Cheney Friends, also known as Cheney School Association, is a Registered Charity, no. 294396.


Cheney Friends helps the school and parents/carers to stay in touch with one another, runs social events and raises money for the school.

  • We provide a forum for discussion between staff and parents/carers on various subjects concerning the school, education and other topics of interest to Cheney families, such as environmental issues.
  • We organise events such as Quiz Nights, Welcome Evenings for new parents, presentations by school staff and visiting speakers.
  • We provide refreshments at music shows, drama performances and other school events.
  • We run second-hand uniform sales, encouraging the reuse of good quality uniform and raising funds for the school at the same time.
  • Our fundraising has bought: a grand piano, a new sound system for the Assembly Hall, a wood-turning lathe, books for the Library’s Book Canon, rowing blades for Cheney Falcon Rowing Club, an outdoor water-refill station – and much more!

Our meetings are held once every full term, with an AGM in November, and we are always keen to see new faces (even virtually) and have fresh ideas.

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As well as attending meeting, there are a number of other ways you can help us to support the school.

  • Help us at an event or during a second-hand uniform sale
  • Shop with any of the retailers listed on, where we are listed as "Cheney School Association - Oxford, Headington", and a percentage of what you spend is passed to Cheney Friends, at no extra cost to you.
  • You can raise funds for Cheney Friends by shopping with Amazon Smile, where you will find us listed as “Cheney School Association”Join us for a meeting - we meet every half term in the library

  • Thank you to Oxfordshire Community Foundation for its generous grant of £5,000 towards the purchase of over 30 laptops, needed for remote learning.
  • Thank you to Waitrose (Headington store) for its donation of £333, which helped to buy an extra fridge for Food Technology. Also for donating a large number of drinking glasses, for use at school events.