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


Cheney Friends helps the school to keep in touch with parents, runs social events and raises money for the school.

  • Our fundraising has bought: a grand piano, new sound system for the assembly hall, cooking equipment, library furniture, rowing blades for Cheney Falcon Rowing Club …
  • We have also donated to activities such as the Year 11 Prom, Cowley Road carnival team …
  • We provide refreshments at school shows and other events, such as the parent/staff cricket match.
  • We have organised events at school such as Quiz Nights and pre-election Hustings.

We support events led by staff to engage with parents about different aspects of the school and their child’s education:

  • Welcome evenings for new parents
  • Presentations by staff on their subject areas
  • and other aspects of interest to parents, e.g. homework & uniform

In addition to our fundraising events and activities, there are a number of ways our community can support the school financially, either directly or indirectly.

CAF Direct Donations (with Gift Aid option)

To make a direct donation to our Library Appeal, with the option to Gift Aid, visit our Cheney Friends Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Library appeal page.

To make a direct donation to our Music and Drama appeal, with the option to Gift Aid, visit our Cheney Friends Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Music and Drama appeal page.


Did you know that with Easyfundraising ,you can raise money for Cheney Friends by simply doing your usual online shopping, at no extra cost to you! 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.

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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.

Contact us at:

We have attached the minutes of our recent meetings below, so you can find out more about what Cheney Friends do.

Cheney Friends, AGM Minutes, November 2020

Special General Meeting Minutes January 2020

Cheney Friends, Overview of Activities, 2019-20

Cheney Friends AGM Minutes November 2019