Coloma Convent Girl's School

  • Coloma Convent Girls' School
  • Croydon, CR9 5AS
  • 020 8654 6228
Coloma Parents Association CPA

What we do

The Coloma Parents' Association (CPA) raises funds for Coloma to purchase learning tools and equipment for the benefit of its pupils. At the same time, it provides parents with a fantastic opportunity to become involved in the life of the school, have fun and make new friends. As a parent of a Coloma pupil, you are automatically a member of the CPA. Over the last ten years, the CPA has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds for the school.


  • Raise funds for Coloma
  • Engage in activities which support Coloma
  • Foster relationships between staff, parents and others associated with Coloma 

Annual General Meeting

The CPA Annual General Meeting was held on 27 January 2016. 

Mrs Martin and CPA Chair Karen HopleyCPA Chair Karen Hopley thanked the committee, parents, teachers and friends of Coloma for their support and help during the year, and presented Mrs Martin with a cheque for £15,000 raised by the CPA in 2015 (pictured).  

Karen announced that in future the CPA will focus on three key events annually: the Christmas Fair, the May Ball and the Summer Fair. She said that while suggestions for other events will always be encouraged, additional parental support would be prerequisite for them to be considered.

Karen added that she hoped that fewer better events would encourage greater parental and student participation.

Forthcoming CPA meeting and event dates

400 Club Review

The 400 Club is the CPA lottery. It costs £20 a year to join and there are four draws a year in which members can win £100, £50 or £25. The club currently has 188 members and more members are always needed. 

400 Club organiser Jenny Vickers explained that the purpose of the 400 Club is to raise funds for the maintenance and repair of the school minibuses, which transport girls to a huge variety of events. A new minibus is currently required. 

Jenny presented Mrs Martin with a cheque for £3,146 raised by the 400 Club in 2015. 

400 Club fundraising: more details


If you would like to be involved with the Coloma Parents' Association, please look out for details of forthcoming meetings on these pages, or email us at

Please take time to look at our other pages for fund-raising news, details of how you can volunteer, and 400 Club membership and draw results.

The Executive Committee
Chair Karen Hopley
Vice Chair Merryl D'Souza
Treasurer Eoin Shanahan
Secretary  Maya Bowkett
400 Club Organiser and Welfare Representative Jenny Vickers