Parents Teachers and Friends Association

The next PTFA meeting will be on 21st May at 6.00pm in the Conference Room 

What we do

Parent-teacher liaison

The PTFA is a forum where parents can communicate directly with school staff representatives in an informal environment. This can for example provide feedback on matters incidental to children’s education, such as school administration, or this website, where a meeting with a specific teacher may not be justified.

Fund Raising

We also raise funds for items which are of benefit to children at the school, but beyond the scope of school budgets. We have in the past contributed to additional equipment for the school theatre and for Expressive Arts, bought sports strip and trophies for school teams, books for the sixth-form library, and subsidised coaches for theatre and other trips etc. We are currently raising money for equipment for students completing the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme.


The PTFA meets once per term in school, 6.30 – 7.30pm. The committee consists of chair elected from parents and a secretary and treasurer nominted from the staff.  The Head or Deputy also attends. All staff and parents of children at the school are automatically members of the PTFA and may attend meetings. The first meeting of the year is announced to all parents and is the best time for joining, other meetings are marked on the school calender, but may be subject to change of date or venue. Changes are notified to all who attended recent meetings: if in doubt contact a committee member below. Minutes for all meetings can be found by clicking here.


Amongst our fund-raising activities are:

  • Providing refreshments at a range of school events
  • Raffles
  • Chocolate tombola
  • Fashion show, in association with local business
  • Quiz night
  • The 200 club and Winning Numbers

The 200 club is a sort of sweepstake. Contributors buy one or more of up to 200 ‘numbers’ by means of a £2 per month standing order. Every month except December 3 numbers are drawn and each wins a prize (typically around £25-£30) based on the total subscriptions that month. In December a single number is drawn for the more substantial Christmas Prize.

The committee

Chair: Mrs Tina Ainsworth

Treasurer: Mrs C Smith