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Southcott School Association

Welcome to the Southcott School Association (SSA), a fundraising group available for all parents and teachers of pupils at Southcott Lower School.

The Southcott School Association raises funds for the benefit of the children at Southcott and brings together children, staff and parents in a social and fun environment.


SSA Update 2023

We are so happy to finally be able to announce the return of a full programme of SSA events for the year ahead. Our aim is to provide fun, exciting opportunities for all Southcott children and their families, to bring together the school community and to raise vital funds to support the school. Families with children in year 2 and below, who joined the school during the pandemic, have never really seen the SSA in full swing and with your support we can’t wait to get back up to full speed. 

The money we raise goes towards a wide variety of enrichment activities such as Forest School, the panto, the annual SingUp! event and more. We have an ambitious fundraising target of £8000 this school year, and thanks to your generous support so far, we have already achieved about 35% of that, with the bulk of our activities still to come. 


How to support the SSA

The easiest way to support our fundraising efforts is to buy tickets and attend our events. To help people plan ahead, here is a list of all our planned activities so far. Tickets for the Coronation Disco and the Egg Hunt are now on sale here:

Further information about future events will be released in due course but in the meantime...

Please Save The Dates!

5th May

Coronation Disco - CLICK HERE for TICKETS

14th May

Big Help Out & Coronation Picnic - CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

2nd July

Southcott Summer Sizzler

7th July - TBC

Summer Disco

2nd December

Southcott Christmas Fair 2023

Your SSA needs you!

There are two ways to get involved and support the SSA to be as successful as possible. Firstly, we are actively recruiting for new committee members to help with the planning and organisation of events. The meetings for this year are listed below; as you can see the time commitment isn’t huge and everyone is always welcome. Email to find out more, or feel free to just come along.


13th March, 24th April, 22nd May, 19th June

Committee meeting 7.30pm, Southcott Lower School Staff Room

10th July 

End of year dinner and drinks

18th September

SSA Annual General Meeting


We also rely heavily on parents (and grandparents!) as event volunteers, so if you want to help out without necessarily being on the committee this is for you! This can involve anything from helping out at a school disco to decorating the grotto to wrapping tombola prizes in the evening at home. ALL help is sincerely appreciated and much needed, so if you are happy to be added to the list of possible event volunteers, please email and let us know. 

Over the past few years we have used funds raised to pay for a wide range of things such as Forest School, enrichment activities, playground play equipment, the sandpit in Nursery, the water fountain, sofas for the library and the outdoor staging. We also organise an annual theatre experience for the children, we either take the whole school out to a theatre to see a pantomime or invite a touring theatre company to perform in the school.  It is always a lot of fun!
Surprisingly, we don’t have an initiation! There aren’t any criteria for becoming a member except that you have a child at Southcott Lower. All parents are automatically members of the SSA and are welcome to come to the meetings. We would love to have your help.
The meetings take place regularly in the school staffroom. We publish the dates and times of meetings on the noticeboard in the main playground.  We try to vary the days so that more parents can join us and the meetings are always held in the evening.  Whether you are new to the school or have been here some time, we are always grateful for new faces to help out and maybe even bring some fresh new ideas. If you are interested in getting involved and meeting new people please come along. If you are shy bring a friend – the more the merrier! We do need your help to make the events possible.  If you want to be involved but can’t make the meetings, just let another member or class rep know you are interested in helping out – we would really love to have you involved.
The Giving Machine 

Raise money as you shop

We wanted to make you aware that SSA participates in a fundraising initiative called The Giving Machine. You can generate free cash donations for Southcott every time you shop online. It will not cost you anything extra – you simply go via The Giving Machine website to access the sites you normally shop at and the online shop pays a donation on your behalf. There are more than 100 different retailers participating, including Amazon, Argos, eBay, M&S, TUI, Tesco, Sainsburys Morrisons… With over 250 families, this could raise a lot of money to support your children’s education.


To use this amazing opportunity,


Join as a shopper/giver,

CHOOSE Southcott Lower School as your supported cause.

REMEMBER to navigate via The Giving Machine every time you buy online!
Contacting the SSA
There are a number of ways that you can contact us with any questions or ideas that you want to pass to the committee members. Email us at, give your details to the office staff or place a note with your details in the brown box, next to the door in the school reception area.