Our PTA is committed to support The Friary School through fund-raising, attending events and developing community links.

“I’ve had an amazing time with you guys. I recommend anyone to join in, the work and effort is outstanding, it is a truly amazing PTA!!”
PTA Member, July 2018

We are an enthusiastic and friendly group of Mums and Dads who work in partnership with the School to raise money that benefits all pupils at the Friary. We meet twice a term and work as a team organising events such as those listed below. In 2017/18 we successfully raised over £15,000 which made a real difference to the students at the school.

Some of this money was re-invested in the PTA to secure further fund-raising – such as BBQs and food serving items – but the money has had a huge impact in enabling the school canteen to be extended, student rewards to be improved, extra computer rooms to be set up across the school site, and the staging of the Summer Sizzler.

The 2018-2019 plan has moved onto an outright £15,000 target and the PTA are due to liaise with the school to focus on key areas for improvement. High on the agenda is further improving the canteen facilities, looking to improve the mobile classrooms, and providing bus stop shelters for the end of day pick-ups.

The PTA team consists of four elected officials:

Sonia Short – Chair of PTA                  Carol Ingham – Treasurer

Liz Fernihough – Secretary                  Anne Askew – Bar Manager

In addition, there is a growing team of over 20 parents who contribute to the events throughout the year and work in liaison with the school link, Lottie Hearn, Assistant Headteacher.

The group meet throughout the year, are always looking out for new ideas and the schedule for this year already involves:

October           AGM… Oktoberfest… Bag 2 School Textiles Collection…

November       ‘Sister Act’ Bar… Xmas Raffle

December       Santa Run… Non-Uniform Day…

January           PTA Quiz

February         ‘Battle of the Bands’ Bar…

March             Non-Uniform Day…

April                Catering Event… Bag 2 School Textiles Collection…

May                 ‘Lower School Show’ Bar…

June                Wine Tasting with Worth Brothers… Summer Raffle

July                  Sports Day Counter… Summer Sizzler Bar… Non-Uniform Day…

The PTA is always on the look-out for new members and can be contacted directly via email on: pta@friaryschool.com.