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 the very popular Gift Rooms to name but a few. This creates a real sense of community and benefits the children.
Second-hand Uniform Shop
The PTA runs 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. You can purchase items online by visiting our website.
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.
Every class in the school has a PTA Class Representative, who is a direct link between the school community and the PTA Trustees. Every class also has a group message chat, either on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Make sure you know who your Class Rep is and also get involved in the PTA chat with other parents in your child’s class. It’s a great way to get to know the other parents in your class and also keep abreast of the events and activities coming up.
Every parent or member of staff at the school, is automatically a member of the PTA.
But if you would like to do more then there are several ways you can get involved
- Come to a meeting and share your thoughts and ideas. All meetings are held online via Teams and the AGM is held once a year in person. We have 6 meetings a year (one every half term), plus the AGM in the Autumn Term, There is an open invitation to everyone for each meeting.
- Volunteer to help out at an event. We hold lots of different events through the year and every little helps. Whatever time you can give is gratefully received.
- Share a donation of yours with the PTA, perhaps you have some books or school clothes that need a new home.
Get in Touch
If you’d like more information, please get in touch with us:
Register on our website: www.francisbailypta.co.uk
Contact the PTA through your Class Representative
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.
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, 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 and Vodafone.
Your PTA Committee
The 2023/2024 Trustees consists of:
- President and Acting Headteacher – Lizzie Hobbs
- Chair - Marina White
- Secretary - Alex Taylor
- Treasurer - Lindsey Jenkins