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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:
The Car Boot Sale
This is our biggest fundraiser. It is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month, all year round. As well as being great for meeting people, it gives a satisfying feeling of helping with an event that raises a lot of money.
Please note that the NEW start times in 2014 are: 0800 (Nov-March) and 0700 (April- Oct).
This is similar to the Lottery and you have to be ‘in it to win it’! If you are unable to help at events or attend meetings, this is perfect for you. By purchasing one or more numbers (currently £12 each per year), you will not only be contributing greatly to fundraising, but you will also have a chance to win a cash prize.
Help is always needed with, for example, setting questions and serving behind the bar.
Christmas Shopping Evening
Help is always needed liaising with retailers, serving refreshments and selling raffle tickets.
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.
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 (rather than using the Development Fund as initially decided)? 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 displayed on our board in the main hall or in future newsletters. You can also find details 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.