All parents are automatically members of the PTFA (email address: PTFA@furzeplatt.net). 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:
Numbers are drawn 4 x per year (once per quarter) and if all 200 numbers are in play, three lucky winners could win up to £200 per draw.
Draw 1, 10th November 2017: 9, 41 and 51
Draw 2, 8th February 2018: 7, 39 and 63
Draw 3, 11th May 2018: 26, 30 and 65
Draw 4, 5th July 2018: 1, 6 and 66
Draw 5, 23rd November 2018: 20, 69 and 86
Draw 6, 13th February 2019: 12, 83, and 64
Draw 7, 26th April 2019: 16, 18 and 38
Draw 8, 28th June 2019: 16, 35, 95
Draw 9, 15th November 2019: to be announced
Congratulations - the owners of these numbers each win large cash prizes!
Our PTFA could benefit up to £6000 per year if you join us - so please do support our school and have a chance at winning a large cash prize.
Please click here for more details or below to purchase your numbers:
Annual payment (£57 per year): https://donorbox.org/furze-platt-senior-school-ptfa-200-club-annual
Monthly payment (£5 per month): https://donorbox.org/furze-platt-senior-school-ptfa-200-club-monthly
Big Quiz 9
See below for full details and click here to book tickets: https://donorbox.org/furze-platt-ssptfa-quiz-night-15th-november-2019
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.
Second Hand Games Uniform
You can buy and donate clean, wearable PE kit at our Sales. We feel by encouraging recycling at this level students will gain a life long skill. Next Sale will be January 2020.
Order your name labels for uniform from https://www.easy2name.com/ and select Furze Platt Senior PTFA as your fundraising group at checkout, for us to receive a small donation.
When shopping online, use EasyFundraising.org.ukto log in first and choose Furze Platt Senior School as the cause you support before going on to your chosen retailer's site. It does not cost you a penny but donates to the school. You don't even have to remember to log in each time, as you can click to download the app in your toolbar to activate automatically when you shop at a relevant retailer. This means the school can benefit every time you buy a holiday, outing, electricals, insurance, mobiles, travel, fashion, entertainment and much more, enabling us to fund equipment and opportunities in school.
Please visit EasyFundraising.org.uk and choose to support Furze Platt Senior School.
1. Visit http://www.copasturkeys.co.uk and order your Christmas turkey
2. Add code FPSS19 when you checkout
3. For every turkey order placed, Furze Platt will receive a £5 donation.
Thank you for your support.
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 and much more.
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.
Future meeting dates for your diary:
Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 6.30pm
Thursday 14th November at 7pm tbc
Wednesday 22nd January tbc
Thursday 12th March tbc
Wednesday 10th June Meeting and AGM tbc
We look forward to hearing from you or meeting you at future events.
Best wishes from the PTFA committee.