All parents are automatically members of the PTFA. The association makes a huge contribution to the success of the school, supporting students in so many ways.
Our PTFA is very successful, raising thousands of pounds to purchase equipment and resources to further improve the school. Additionally, the PTFA brings staff and parents together socially in working towards a common goal. This fosters greater links between home and school. And it’s great fun! We always need more helpers, though, to help lighten the load.
How we raise money
Some of the most popular and successful events are:
Help is always needed with, for example, setting questions and serving behind the bar.
Refreshments for School Events
It not only raises extra funds for the school, but is also a great way to meet teachers and other parents. Help is mainly needed serving beverages and snacks.
2017 Dates for your diary
Tuesday 10th January 2017*
Tuesday 7th March 2017 (AGM)*
Tuesday 13th June 2017*
*All meetings begin at 7.30pm and are held in the Learning Resource Centre / Library at Furze Platt Senior School.
How we spend the money raised
Requests for equipment and resources are received from the various departments within the school. Did you know the PTFA bought the new bicycle sheds? The aim is to encourage the children to take more exercise, whilst also doing their bit to help the environment. Other purchases include staging, Speech Day prizes, a superb trampoline, external benches, water fountains, the green car and trailer. PTFA members have approved funding for a new saxophone, special ICT equipment for science and money for the Year 11 Prom.
Other ways to help
By giving a donation. Always remember donations are worth more if you can ‘Gift Aid’ them.
By simply coming along and having fun at any of the events we organise.
By attending PTFA meetings. Dates for future meetings will be also be displayed on our board in the main hall, in future newsletters or in the calendar of events on this site.
We look forward to hearing from you or meeting you at future events.
Best wishes from the PTFA committee.