Welcome to the PTA section of our website.
The PTA is a registered charity (registered with the charity commission for England and Wales – No.1026341) and run by a group of parent volunteers who give their time to create better learning experiences for our children. As well as raising much needed funds that improve our school, the social events run by the PTA bring the whole school community together.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
As well as fundraising, the PTA organise events which add so much to our children’s school experience. The PTA organise school discos, Christmas and Summer Fairs and our fabulous Fireworks Nights in conjunction with Kennet School PTA to name but a few. This creates a real sense of community and benefits the children.
LET’S GET FUNDRAISING!
In 2019-2020, we raised around £18,000 which is an amazing amount give we lost a whole term of fundraising. Thank you all!
PTA funds paid for:
- 30 Chromebooks (£6,000)
- STEM resources (£5,694)
- Playground sheds (£2,000)
- SMART screen for hall (£1,993)
- Playground equipment (£1,612)
- Pantomime (£1,389)
- Y1 picnic benches (£1,200)
- Webcams for each classroom (£1,050)
- Y6 leavers books (£365)
- Sand & water trays (£260)
The PTA run a very successful second hand uniform shop where you can find all items needed for the school day as well as a few extras such as Brownie and Scouts uniforms too.
As of September 2020, you will be to check stock and purchase items through online by visiting our website - www.francisbailypta.co.uk
We’re happy to take donations of any unwanted items too including coats, shoes, trainers, Christmas jumpers as well as all guiding and scout uniforms.
WHY NOT GET INVOLVED?
Don’t be put off if you feel you can’t give your time, haven’t been asked or are unsure of what’s involved.
- We have parents who work part-time, full-time or are stay at home parents
- Having a child at this school means you can join us. We can use any skills you have and you might even learn new ones.
- Being involved is a great way to get to know the school and other parents
- You benefit. It’s a great way to make friends, be involved in a group which can make a difference and can be a great addition to your CV!
GET IN TOUCH
If you’d like more information, please get in touch with us by email -
Register on our website: www.francisbailypta.co.uk
Have you signed up for Amazon Smile?
It is now available on Android and Apple apps. Sign up just once and choose Francis Baily PTA as your chosen charity, then every time you purchase something from Amazon Smile through your app, a donation will be made to our PTA. What could be simpler?
If you work for a company who match funds it would be lovely to talk to you!
Many companies offer match funding to their employees and if you work in any of the below sectors you may be able to claim. Whether you man a stall at a fair or help tidy up after a bingo night, you could help boost our funds.
The following is a list of some of the larger companies who offer match funding. Yours not listed? Why not ask to see if they run the scheme?
Abbey National, Alliance & Leicester, Asda, Heathrow, Bank of England, BP, BT, Centrica, Debenhams, DHL, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Kelloggs, Kingfisher, Littlewoods, Lloyds Bank, M&S, Microsoft, Natwest Group, Norwich Union, Peugeot Motor Company, RBS, Royal London Mutual Insurance, Sainsbury, Stagecoach, Tesco, Thames Water, Woolwich, Unilever, Vodafone.
The 2019/2020 committee consists of:
Yvonne Standing (President and Head Teacher)