Who are we?
Whitchurch School Association is a registered charity, made up of a committee of Parents and Teachers (PTA).
What we do, why do we do it and who benefits?
We meet every 4-6 weeks and our meetings are very informal, usually held at the school or pub. Our aim is to raise funds for the school (while having fun!) to buy additional equipment to further enhance the facilities available to pupils within the school. We organise a variety of events throughout the year to fit around and compliment the busy life of the school and families alike. During the last year we have held Discos, a Summer Fete and a Christmas Fayre, cake sales and sold Christmas cards designed by the children.
Your generous support at these events means that we raise in the region of £8-9k per year for the school to spend on enhancing the facilities that all our children benefit from!
The fantastic support we receive from our parent community has allowed us to proudly fund the following projects at the school in recent years:
- A newly refurbished school library
- Games for classrooms
- Equipment to enhance cookery lessons
- Zumba classes, Bollywood dancing
- Author storytelling days
What are we hoping to achieve next?
Each year, the school give us a wish list that we consider as a group. One of their wishes is to create an outdoor library, where the children can enjoy quiet time or group reading.
How can you get involved?
- Event Volunteer
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at our events – many hands make light work! Our children LOVE to see us in and around school and give us a wave – that’s always a bonus!
- Matched Funding
Do you work for an organisation that offers matched funding to support charity work? We would love your pledge of support to help increase funds with the minimum of effort!
- Great Fund Raising Ideas
Maybe you have some great ideas on how we can raise funds for the school – we’d love to hear them!
- Shop via https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/whitchurchcombinedschool/
When shopping online visit this website, click on your chosen retailer and a % of the total cost of any purchases you make will raise extra funds for the PTA – it really is that simple, why not save this site in your Favourites list right now!
- Offer your skills
Do you have a skill or talent that you think we could utilise to raise funds? Maybe you’re a keen cake baker or crafter!
- Support the PTA
Attend the events and give generously
Getting in touch …
If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or committee member, offer your skills, or if you have a fundraising idea you’d like to share, kindly offer your matched funding, make a cash donation of any size (just £5 would buy a new book for the library!), or would simply like to find out more about Whitchurch School Association and the work we do, we would love to hear from you!
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introducing the PTA
The following parents make up the Committee:
Miranda Gregory/Zandy Ayres (Joint Chair/Vice Chair)
Charlotte Patrick (Treasurer)
Reception - Ruth Paul, Amelia Bowloer, Eve Fifield Churchill, Emma Lynch
Year 1 - Zandy Ayres
Year 2 - Andrea Warner, Miranda Gregory
Year 3 - Charlotte Patrick, Clair Westbrook, Karen Walton, Zandy Ayres, Michelle Nicholls
Year 4 - Jacqui Flitney
Year 5 - Andrea Warner, Karen Walton
Year 6 - Clair Westbrook
The following teachers make up the Committee:
Miss Pickup (Head Teacher)
Mrs Coats (Y6)