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We are very fortunate to have a PTFA that is, and has been, such an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time, the PTFA has raised thousands of pounds which have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education and the facilities in school in general. The emphasis of our PTFA is on being friendly and welcoming, as well as having fun.

How do we raise money?

Like most PTFA’s, the majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run. Some of the most popular events we have organised include Film nights, Autumn Celebration and Breakfast with Santa, to name just a few. Other activities that we have organised include the 50/50 Club (you’ve got to be in, to win!), refreshments and raffles for Parents Evening and bake a cake day.

The PTFA meet on a regular basis, usually once per half term. Any parent or friend is welcome at PTFA meetings and we are particularly keen to get ‘new’ parents on board.

Meeting dates are advertised in the school on the notice boards and via the school website and parent app. They usually take place in the school at 3.30pm in the Year 6 classroom, and childcare facilities are also available.

How do we spend the money we have raised?

Decisions on what items are to be purchased from PTFA funds are made during PTFA meetings and linked to the School Development Plan. We always endeavour to spend our funds in ways that will benefit all our children across all areas of the school and curriculum.

The PTFA does have ongoing commitments every year such as autograph books for Year 6 children, but we also save up for larger projects such as purchasing large playground equipment.

Just one hour.

There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the PTFA. Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis or even if you can’t come into school. There are always little jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the unseen army of help that exists in school.

You can of course, if you feel able, volunteer to be a Committee Member or you can simply come along to the meetings and give us your ideas for fundraising. You can help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use – everything is potentially valuable to us.

We’re also always open to new ideas!

Donations from parents – of time, money, items for sale, raffle prizes or services and skills –are what determine the success of our fundraising activities. Even small donations make a big difference to us. We’re always on the lookout for other good fundraising ideas too, so be sure to let us know if you have any suggestions – just contact Mrs Hillyer or come along to a meeting.

If you have any questions or suggestions or would like to join the PTFA please contact

Mrs Hillyer on 0151 289 5349.


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