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 and this will go to develop new ICT-based courses and extra opportunities for digital technology learning.

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… Bag 2 School Textiles Collection…

November       ‘Billy Elliot’ Bar (23-26 Nov)… Xmas Raffle

December       Santa Run… Non-Uniform Day… Tempest Ford Event…

January            PTA Quiz

February          Battle of the Bands Bar…

March             Encore Bar (15-17 Mar)… Non-Uniform Day…

April                Bag 2 School Textiles Collection…

May                 Lower School Bar (24-26 May)

June                 Wine Tasting with Worth Brothers…

July                  Sports Day Counter… Summer Sizzler Bar and BBQ…

Non-Uniform Day… Summer Raffle…

The superb new Sixth Form Study Centre was funded by the PTA

The superb new Sixth Form Study Centre 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…