How do we spend the money we raise?
In the main funds raised are for the ‘extras’ not provided by the school budget, that make our children’s learning experiences so much more fulfilling and exciting.
We aim to spend money on things that will benefit the children directly, and that throughout the year will benefit all our children across all areas of the school and curriculum.
Our biggest spend recently has been fundraising for the enhanced building work and also the outdoor play equipment and playground markings. However, whilst saving for this, we have still managed to find funds for smaller items thanks to the generous and continued support of our parents: Every year we contribute to the cost of a school trip for each class, and funded the children’s Christmas party and visit from Santa (an annual commitment).
In addition to our school spending we pay an annual membership fee to the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA), which provides us with subscription linked insurance cover.
Our PTFA has a just giving page and we are a registered charity. We have recently held events such as a wine tasting evening,’big auction’ sponsored bile rides and our current project is the publication of a prayer and prose book including contributions from many celebrities and the children.