The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a friendly fundraising community that aims to provide equipment, facilities and experiences to benefit our children while supporting our School's values and curriculum.
If your child attends Stratton CofE Primary School, or you are a member of staff, you're automatically a member of the schools' PTA.
We - as a fundraising community - strive to enrich each child's learning journey by raising vital funds to provide experiences and resources that the school budget does not cover.
If you would like to help volunteer your time to help raise funds for the school, please do attend one of our informal PTA meetings. Come along - bring a friend or two - get a feel for our community and when you feel confident you could take on a more active role.
Phone: 01285 653 431 (Stratton School Office)
Tickets are now on sale for our Tacos & Trivia Quiz Night on Thursday 17th November from 7pm at Somewhere Else in Cirencester!
Come along as a team or join a team on the night – tickets are £15 each which includes a selection of tacos and quiz entry.
Please see the attached poster for all the details. Tickets available every afternoon in the playground after school OR email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place(s)!
Following on from the huge success of the wreath-making evening last year, Stratton C of E Primary School are once again teaming up with Hollie from 'High Moon Florist'. Hollie will host a 2-hour wreath-making session at The Stratton House Hotel from 7:00 - 9:00pm.
Under Hollie's expert guidance you will create a stunning wreath to hang on your front door in preparation for the festive period. All materials and decorations will be provided.
All money raised from this festive crafting session will be spent by the PTA to support the School Library.
We at Stratton PTA and Hollie look forward to welcoming you for what will be a fun, relaxed evening.
To kick off the festive season Stratton C of E Primary School PTA are hosting their Christmas Fayre on Friday 2nd December. Our Christmas Events this year have kindly been sponsored by Mighty Oaks Holiday Clubs, for which we are very grateful.
The festivities start from 3:15, with pupils singing carols in the playground. Mince pies, festive brownies, mulled wine and warm apple juice will be available to buy as you listen to the children sing.
Parents, carers and siblings are all welcome to join in the fun at the Christmas Fayre, there'll be games, tombolas, drinks, snacks and much more. And shhhh, Santa will be making an appearance in his festive grotto!
FAMILY ICE-SKATING EXPERIENCE | HELICOPTER FLIGHT | BEAUTY VOUCHERS | BOOK VOUCHERS …and so many more wonderful prizes to be won from local businesses!
Stratton School PTA are excited to bring you this fantastic range of gifts, treats and experiences generously donated by local business owners and supporters of Stratton C of E Primary School.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Experience Days for their generous donation to our Christmas Fayre raffle. We would not be able to reach our fundraising goals without such strong support from local and national businesses.
Please take the time to read about all the brilliant prizes there are on offer, buy lots of tickets, and get your friends and family to buy some too! Wishing you the very best of luck from Stratton PTA.
A change to the usual cake sale, we held a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraising Sale to celebrate the last day of October’s half term.
45 dozen doughnuts were ordered and Stratton’s sweet tooth took over, with us selling out all 540 doughnuts! Thanks to everyone who treated themselves and their families and friends, we
Thank you to all the Ghouls and Boys that helped organise another spooktacular PTA disco. We were so impressed with the effort put in to the children’s fancy dress! There were witches and vampires, ghosts and monsters, skeletons and hot dogs...
The children (and adults) enjoyed totally terrifying dancing, devouring scary sweets and spending a penny or two at the ever popular pocket money stall! What an enjoyable evening, topped off with a staggering £750 raised. Thanks to Kirsty Ho Fat, Sarah Peacock, and their Disco team for organising such a fantastic event!
Bag2School collected on Monday 27th September and thanks to the kind donations of parents and carers we raised a respectable £188.
We repeat this event throughout the year, so if you're having a clear out, please keep aside anything that may be donated to the Bag2School collection.A list of all items they accept can be found on their Bag2School website.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Stratton C of E Primary School PTA with easyfundraising?
There are over 6,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to easyfundraising and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, either download the widget/app or go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Stratton C of E Primary School PTA at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Stratton C of E Primary School PTA will be really grateful for your donations.
2021-22 Treasurer's Report
This is our first treasurer's report, having taken on the role in November 2021. Thanks to Louise Hayes for her help and guidance and explaining the role so well. A special mention to Jackie Stone for her kindness in auditing the accounts. Many thanks also to all the other members of the PTA for making us feel so welcome.
As the covid restrictions gradually lifted, the PTA was fortunate to see an increase in parent support, which has significantly helped towards fundraising efforts. Starting the Financial Year with a healthy opening balance of £8649.90 the PTA was able to finance Beanology Wellbeing Workshops, as well as helping towards the replacement of Chromebooks. As the children enjoyed after school football sessions, the PTA helped fund the repair of the football pitch, Matt Worcester kindly donated the labour, with Andrew Pritchett and Travis Perkins donating the soil and barrier to keep the costs to a minimum. Other initiatives included a picnic bench for the year 6 leavers, a fridge freezer for the school and class books and dictionaries.
One of the main events organised by the PTA was ‘Festive Friday’, which due to covid restrictions took a slightly different format to previous Christmas Fayres but nevertheless made a profit of over £2600, including a generous donation of £300 from local estate agent Leaders. Other Christmas activities include a Wreath Making workshop and the Round Tables Santa’s Sleigh fundraiser.
Throughout the year, parents and children have generously baked, supplied, bought and supported numerous class cake sales. This has been an excellent source of funds by raising a total profit of over £1600.00. The return of ice-cream sales in the summer raised just under £500. The great pancake Flipathon was as popular as ever, the children raised over £1500 in sponsorship! This year’s Valentine’s Disco raised a record breaking £800! The Virtual Facebook market continued and raised £280. Halloween was in full swing with a spooky scarecrow trail and ‘Guess how many sweets in the jar’ which raised a combined profit of £190. There was a generous donation of £1000 to be put towards books for the school library. We also raised £194 with the collection of Bags2school. We would like to recognise the generous donations from Lisa Hooper who has given a percentage of her profits to the PTA for the book bag straps that she wonderfully creates.
Financially 2021-2022 has been a successful one for the PTA, we have enjoyed some new events as well as some old favourites, making a total profit for the year of £5148.54. With a closing balance of £13,798.44 ready for future investment in the school and for our children.
We are already well into the next financial year, with lots of events that have already happened, and many more in the pipeline to come which we are really excited to see.
The PTA is very grateful to all the staff, parents and children that help at the events, none of this would be possible without your support.
Ellie Pritchett & Natalie Kingsbury
Treasurers - Stratton C of E Primary School - PTA