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

We have set an ambitious target for 2016-2017 of £10,000 – far more than historic fund-raising amounts – but with a wave of new members, no small amount of hard work, and some new and creative ideas, the target was smashed and well over £13,000 was raised.

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 on the school by enabling the school library to be extended and the computer number growing from 15 to 30 enabling whole-class study to take place.

The 2017-2018 has moved onto an outright £15,000 target and the PTA are due to meet wit the School Council to discuss improvement areas. High on the agenda is extended roofing for the outdoor canteen area and bus stop shelters for the end of day pick-ups.

The PTA team consists of four elected officials:

Sonia Short – Chair of PTA                   Karen Morris – Treasurer

Janet Hickman – Secretary                  Laura Manz – Bar Manager

In addition, there is a growing team of 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       ‘My Fair Lady’ Bar (21-25 Nov)… Xmas Raffle

December       Santa Run… Non-Uniform Day… Carol Singing…

January           PTA Quiz

February         Battle of the Bands Bar…

March             Non-Uniform Day…

April                Arthur Price Sit-Down Meal and Auction… Bag 2 School Textiles Collection…

May                 Lower School Bar (16-18 May)…

June                Wine Tasting with Worth Brothers (8 June)… Summer Raffle

July                  Sports Day Counter (3 July)… Summer Sizzler Bar (5 July)… Non-Uniform Day…

 

The extended library and facilities was funded by the PTA.

The PTA can be contacted directly via email on: pta@friaryschool.com.

 

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “Any school which has parents who are ready to go the extra mile for every single one of our students is truly blessed. I am delighted to be working alongside such an enthusiastic and positive team.”

 

Look out for the fantastic events through the school year… look out to get involved wherever you can… and look out to make our school better and better and better…