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The PTA Committee, re- elected in September 2019, is as follows:


Mrs J Ridgway (Chair)

Mrs U Curtis (Treasurer)

Mrs S Moore (Secretary)

Disco & Bag2school

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17th January 2020


The PTA has been busy getting ready for the discos on February 6th.

We're looking forward to seeing the children dancing to all their favourite tunes with their glowsticks!

Please send your child's form and money into school by the 31st January. 


We've also been preparing for Bag2school, so look out for the collection bags and letters. It's a great opportunity to recycle all your old or unwanted clothes and shoes, and every bag that's donated benefits the school. It would be great to beat last year's total of £216! 

Thanks for your continued support. 

Christmas Party 2019

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8th January 2020


Happy New Year and thank you for all your support during the Christmas festivities. Our refreshments sales at the Nativities and Carol Concert raised £95, and the raffle total was a fantastic £320.

The children loved meeting Father Christmas in his grotto!  

This term, look out for our Bag2school collection, where you'll be able to donate unwanted clothing to raise funds for the school. Full information will be sent out soon on how to donate.


We're also planning to hold discos for the children on both sites. 

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5th December 2019


The PTA coffee morning on November 15th was very successful, and Christmas preparations are well underway! Many thanks to all our helpers.


The recent second-hand uniform sales raised £129, and we hope to hold another sale in the summer term.

All donations for the sponsored walk have now been counted, with a fantastic grand total of £788. The money raised will go towards providing a fun Christmas party for all the children. Many thanks for your continued support. 


Please note that refreshments will be on sale at the upcoming Nativities and Carol Concert. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win one of our fantastic Christmas hampers.

21st November 2019


The PTA coffee morning last Friday was very successful, and Christmas preparations are well underway!

Many thanks to all our helpers. There will be another coffee morning on Friday 6th December, in Aspirextra, from 9am, when we shall be preparing for the Christmas party, so please come along if you'd like to help.


The recent second-hand uniform sales raised £129, and we hope to hold another sale in the the summer term. 


All donations for the sponsored walk have now been counted, with a fantastic grand total of £788. The money raised will go towards providing a fun Christmas party for all the children. Many thanks for your continued support.

7th November 2019


The Dunchurch site playground now has some new PTA-funded play equipment. Please take a look at the chalkboards, clock and games boards that the children are already enjoying using (photos below).

Thank you for your continued support with our fund-raising efforts.


There's another chance to buy second-hand uniform next week at the Parents' Evenings on Tuesday and Thursday. The uniform items will be available to buy in the halls on both school sites. Prices will range from 50p to £2. 


We're holding the next PTA coffee-morning on Friday 15th November, from 9am, in Aspirextra. Please come along for a hot drink, a biscuit and a chat, and a chance to help with our Christmas preparations. 

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17th October 2019


Many thanks for all the sponsorship money received so far for the sponsored walk. We'd appreciate it if all remaining money and forms could be handed in by next week.

The deadline for the Christmas card designs is next Monday 21st October. Please return your child's design and form, along with a named envelope with the correct payment.

Following last week's second-hand uniform sale, we still have many good-quality items left, so watch this space for another opportunity to pick up a bargain!


Thanks for your continued support, the PTA

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May 2019


The PTA discos on Thursday 23rd May were a great success. The children enjoyed dancing to their favourite songs and the tuck shop completely sold out of sweets, glow sticks and our new finger lights! 


A big thank you to all our parent helpers, and to the staff, who helped everything go so smoothly. Special thanks go to DJ Graeme Lloyd. A fantastic total of £699.89 was raised, which will help our ongoing fundraising efforts to improve the playground and outside space on both school sites.


This summer term we're busy looking forward to our Family Friday events. We hope everyone will come along after school to the Dunchurch site on Friday 7th June, and the Merttens site on Friday 21st June. There will be tombolas, ice-lollies, and games, so look out for more information over the next few weeks.


Thanks for your support, the PTA. 



April 2019


Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, we had to postpone the sponsored walk. We are hoping to re-arrange the event for later on in the year.

You will have noticed that there are two new dates in the newsletter under the title of “Family Friday”. We would like to ask for any donations of unwanted gifts, toys etc as we are beginning to prepare for these new events. If you have any donations, please bring them to the school office.
The Easter Bunny and his helpers did a great job filling up the children's Easter baskets.

Many thanks to those who volunteered their time. Also, thank you for supporting 'Go Green' Day, we raised £359 for the Eco Committee.

Next event...School Disco on Thursday 23rd May...details to follow after Easter.

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March 2019


The PTA helped with the organisation of the Mother's Day Lunch. The event was extremely well attended and several pupils were able to present flowers after winning the raffle. A very successful day!

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January 2019

We had an amazing 540 kilos of clothing donated to the Bag2school project which raised £216. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Our school choir performed at the Young Voices concert wearing the t-shirts that were funded by the PTA.

The PTA has been working closely with the School Council and discussing how we can raise money to help support their new ideas.

Easter baskets have already been ordered, ready for the children to decorate and leave out for the Easter Bunny!

Upcoming events

Go green day - 15th March
Sponsored walk - 4th April


January 2019 - Young Voices & Bag2School

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December 2018

December was a busy month for the PTA. We had many events running during the school day and in the evenings.

The PTA committee were blown away by the number of parents and grandparents who volunteered their time and help to support us during the Christmas period. We had a team of nearly 30 helpers who wrapped presents, supported the Christmas parties, sold raffle tickets and served refreshments. You were all amazing, thank you very much!!

We planned and prepared the Christmas parties on both sites. Children enjoyed playing a selection of Christmas themed games and made either Reindeer food (Dunchurch site) or a Reindeer hot chocolate cone (Merttens Site) to take home.

After the party, all children were given a Christmas goody bag with some Christmas treats. Father Christmas visited the classrooms on party day to deliver a present for each child.

The Christmas raffle and refreshments raised £541 for the PTA funds. We prepared some great prizes and were very grateful to receive a stunning donated hamper to raffle. Congratulations to all the raffle prize winners.

On Christmas dinner day, the PTA supplied some Christmas tablecloths to make the children's lunch a little more fun and festive.

November 2018
The PTA organised the annual Christmas card design scheme. Lots of families supported this activity and the children created some brilliant pieces of art work to be printed onto cards and mugs. A huge £731 worth of orders were placed. Fantastic support from our school community, thank you to everyone who took part.

The PTA also funded the Choir's Young Voices t-shirt packs ready for their performance at the Genting arena in January 2019.

Christmas Party 2018

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