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)
Stratton Primary School's Ghouls and Boys are invited to another spooktacular PTA Halloween disco.
The disco is set for Friday 20th October;
- KS1 (Yr R, Yr 1 & Yr 2) 5:30-6:30pm
- KS2 (Yr 3, Yr 4, Yr 5 & 6) at 6:45-7:45pm
Tickets go on sale in the playground before and after school from Monday 9th October until the afternoon of the disco. *NO TICKETS TO BE SOLD ON THE DOOR - due to health and safety.*
Tickets are £3 per pupil, with unlimited drink included.
On the evening, parents are kindly asked to drop their child/children off at the front door of the school. Please remember your child's ticket as this has their details on.
To collect, we ask parents to go round to the back of the school where children will be directed to their parents - by teachers - from the school hall.
Our popular cake stalls are back this term, straight after school on most Fridays. Ending a hard week of learning with a sweet treat.
The class responsible for the weeks cake sale, supply the cakes (bought or made) and man the stall.
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.
Please save your empty home-use ink cartridges and pop in the recycling bin by the main school entrance to help us ecofundraise!
Please note only home-use cartridges can be accepted.
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