The Parents', Teachers' and Friends' Association is a registered charity which aims to raise funds for the benefit of the school. As a parent of a child in the school, you are automatically a member of the Association, and, as such, you are welcome to attend PTFA meetings.
We also have representatives for each class (class reps), who liaise between the PTFA and parents in each year group. Please see one of your class representatives or join our helpers' Facebook group if you are able to help out at any events, even if it is only for an hour. We couldn’t raise the amount of money that we do without the contribution of everyone at the school: parents, staff and children alike.
In 2015 the Infant and Junior PTFAs joined forces to become one committee overseeing events for both schools. The current committee is busy planning and organising some fun and exciting events for this academic year.
Current Committee Members:
Chair: Kirsty Stevens
Vice Chair: Lucy Edds
Secretary: Caterina Carter & Sarah Danter
Treasurer: Ellen Capewell
The PTFA has arranged school discos, bake sales, our termly Movie Magic screenings and a highly successful summer event. We are always open to new ideas and have some exciting additions to this year’s calendar which you find here:
To avoid carrying around loose change, we have a fantastic online booking system where any of the events can be booked, paid for and recorded in your account. To book any of these, please follow this link:
Thanks to the PTFA, children have designed Christmas cards which have been printed and sold to parents, enjoyed discounted Everyman Theatre tickets and created lovely Mother’s Day gifts to surprise mums on their special day.
Money raised previously has been allocated to buying the ICT equipment in the hall, supporting the memorable ISingPop event and installing the colourful scooter racks by the entrance. We look forward to having another successful year of fundraising so that we may continue to provide the children with additional facilities, and help enhance the school environment. If you have any ideas or suggestions as to where the funds should go, please see one of the Committee members.
The PTFA needs you! We are always looking for parents to get involved – be it offering ideas or sponsorship or simply volunteering for an hour to help at an event. Our group is very informal, friendly and great fun. And don’t worry - you won’t get roped into anything you don’t want to do. To get in touch, please speak to one the members or join our St Mary’s PTFA Helpers Facebook group.