The New Mills Primary School PTA is an organisation of parents and staff and is open and welcoming to all. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. The group’s main task is to fundraise for the school so we can provide extra events, equipment and activities for the children to enjoy.
Last year we raised over £4000 for the school but we want to raise more!
Where the money goes
We talk to children, families and teachers about how the money we raise should be spent. For example, the PTA has supported a variety of regular and one-off activities including:
- Class trips to Chester Zoo, Chatsworth and Jodrell Bank
- Play equipment for lunchtime
- Music Tuition for the Juniors
- Looking after Sparky
- Crackers and Napkins for the School Christmas Dinner
- Improvements to the grounds of the school
There are plenty of opportunities for parents, carers and friends of the school to get involved – this could be helping to run a stall at the Christmas fair, donating prizes for our various raffles and tombolas or helping with the organisation of a particular event. We organise a variety of fundraising events throughout the year; as well as the Christmas and Summer fairs, we hold an annual plant sale, discos and bake-off competitions to name a few. We also run sponsored trails and events that all the family can take part in.
We have a JustGiving page for online donations and events.
If you’d like to get involved in any way or have an idea for what our funds could be used for then please get in touch, or come along to one of our meetings.
When we meet
We work on a committee basis and meet every couple of months. Notification of meetings and minutes will be circulated from the school. We have a group of active members who get involved in planning and running events but we always welcome more!
Stay in touch
Please get in contact via the school office if you’d like to be more involved. We have a WhatsApp group for sharing ideas and organising events. We also have a New Mills Primary School PTA Facebook page.
Chair, Friends of New Mills Primary School