We’d like to say hello and welcome to all new pupils and their parents and carers.
All parents/carers of children in the school are automatically members of the PTA, so we hope that you will want to be involved in some way.
One of our main roles is to raise money for things that pupils will enjoy using, as well as items which the school might otherwise be unable to afford. We try to arrange a number of events across the year, as well as running the Adult Education refreshments and 200 Club. All the money raised by the PTA goes towards equipment for the school which will directly benefit and be used by pupils. These have included equipment for the Bridge Club, flip cams for Modern Foreign Languages, video cams used by the English and Drama departments, athletics vests, new pans for the Food Studies department, a contribution towards African drums for the Music department, an extra heavy duty A3 trimmer for the Art department, a spirometer for the Science Department – the list goes on! Any department in the school can ask for funds from the PTA – we try to support as many of these requests as we can. Last year, all our efforts were focused on the challenge to raise enough money to buy a new minibus for the school. We were delighted that the school was able to take delivery of the new minibus on the 50th Anniversary of the school opening.
We always welcome ideas for fundraising events – so please tell us what sort of events you would like us to organise and would support!