We currently have ten members and urgently need more parents/carers to join us!
On average in the UK a school PTA raises about £9,000 per academic year. Thanks to your support, last year we raised just over £16,000 and some of this money has been used to fund new laptops, laptop trolleys, iPads and books for each class. The PTA also funds drinks for the children’s Christmas dinner, the crackers and the Christmas gift (as well as providing the Santa!), organises the annual Easter Egg hunt and runs Ice Cream Wednesday every week throughout the summer term. Without the money raised by the PTA, the children would miss out on valuable learning resources and the nice ‘extra’ experiences.
Beyond fundraising the PTA is also about community: A village school is at the very heart of a community and events such as the Christmas Fair and the Summer Circus open up the school to the wider community and encourage people of all ages to come together, meet and raise money for a good cause.
We would be grateful for whatever support you can give; even if it’s committing to help with the school discos, manning the scoops on Ice Cream Wednesday, setting up and clearing away after events or helping out with the class cake sales. Or it may be that you work for a company that would be willing to sponsor an event or make a donation, however big or small. It’s a great way to advertise a business to the parents and family of over 400 pupils, the wider community and the school benefits too. Every little helps.
If you would like to be added to a ‘PTA Helpers’ list or can offer any support, please approach your PTA class rep or if you’re interested in joining the PTA then please email Ellie Mason firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks for your support and we look forward to welcoming you! The PTA