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Our Lady's Catholic Primary School A place of learning - A community of Christ

Shop for OLS

Do you shop at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Marks & Spencers or John Lewis?


If the answer is yes, then you could easily help raise money for OLS at no cost to you.


Shop for OLS is a very easy process which has a huge earning potential for the school.  You order and pay for reloadable gift cards, we purchase them on your behalf, and the school receives a bulk buy discount – simple!


Each year we raise around £10,500 via this scheme alone (68 families).


If more families participated there is the potential to raise £15,000 per annum.  This would provide a fantastic opportunity to enhance our children’s education and experience at Our Lady’s School. 

Shop For OLS - How Does It Work

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For every £100 of gift cards ordered, the PTA receives 4% commission.


All you will be doing is swapping your money for gift cards, which can then be used for in-store shopping at these stores, and online at John Lewis/Waitrose. 

NB. All stores now issue an electronic reloadable gift card for your first order.  For subsequent orders this gift card is remotely topped up each month to the value of your order. Nectar points or Clubcard points will be awarded in the same way as if payment was made via cash.




John Lewis/Waitrose/Marks & Spencer – we can now issue e-vouchers.  Email us the value required, pay us and we can action the e-voucher within hours for you to use in-store or on-line.  In the last 6 months we have recently placed e-voucher orders for denominations of £1,600, £500, £100 for parents buying furniture, laptops, gifts etc.  By using our scheme these e-vouchers alone have raised £150 for the school.  So simple but hugely beneficial.


How to join Shop for OLS?


Shop for OLS is very flexible and can accommodate both monthly and one off orders.


It’s a very straightforward process. You can email the Shop for OLS team at:  stating your order and contact details.


How do you pay & collect?


  1. Standing order, this can be set up using internet banking
  2. Online payments must be made by 1st of each month


Bank details to set up a standing order or to make an on-line payment are: 

       Sort code 40-08-41        Account number 81538543

Please reference your “surname”


  1. Vouchers are topped up each month to the value of your order (see schedule below).  Ad-hoc cards or new cards can be collected on the Friday collection date from 3pm outside the school office.


Schedule for school year 2019/2020


 The below dates are provisional and may be changed to accommodate school holidays/inset days.


Deadline for payment and orders

Gift cards reloaded /collection

Sept:  Mon 9th

Fri 13th Sept

Oct:   Mon 7th

Fri 11th Oct

Nov:  Mon 4th

Fri 8th Nov

Dec:  Mon 3rd

Fri 6th Dec

Jan:   Mon 6th  (inset day)

Fri 10th Jan

Feb:   Mon 3rd 

Fri 7th Feb

Mar:  Mon 2nd 

Fri 6th Mar

Apr:  Mon 6th  (Easter hols)

Fri 10th Apr  (Easter hols)

May: Mon 4th  

Fri 8th May

Jun:  Mon 1st   (inset day)

Fri 5th Jun

July: Mon 6th

Fri 10th Jul

Aug: Mon 3rd  (Summer hols)

Fri 7th Aug  (Summer hols)


This is a fantastic way to raise money for the school.


If you have any specific questions, please contact one of the Shop for OLS team: 


Annabel Grindley/Kate Lovelace/Claire Morgan