The PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. We are a non-profit organisation made up of volunteers, including teachers, parents, grandparents and carers whose children attend the school. The PTA, and all it’s volunteers, is dedicated to raising funds to support the school in enriching the lives of its pupils.
We have 3 members on the board and a larger group of volunteers who help whenever they can.
Chairs – Sarah Parrott and Claire Grey
Treasurer – Georgina Bennett
Secretary – Georgina Seymour
We thank Olivia Date and Claire McKinstry who will be sharing the Teacher Trustee role on the committee.
But we can’t run it alone. Thanks to all that have supported us so far, but we still need more volunteers. You don’t have to give up an evening every week for the rest of your days! If you could just give a small bit of your time, perhaps help at one event or do some organising, or if you have computer skills (we need that too), it would be enough to help us do so much more! It’s actually great fun, you meet great people and get to know your school. Read more about volunteering ->
The funds raised by the PTA gets spent on a variety of things to help improve our school and the whole school experience for our children.
Thanks to the support the PTA, friends and families of Stanbridge and fund-matching/donations from The Clara E Burgess Charity, Tesco Bags of Help and Sun Life, we were recently able to donate a massive £20,000 to the School in early 2019 to help fund the replacement and repair of the all-weather play equipment in the field and a new running track, installed in May! Something every child in the school will benefit from!
We also donate ad-hoc amounts to the school for trips, reception/leavers gifts, the Y6 SATS breakfast, and to the Y6 prom, which is organised by parents.
The events can range from after-school film or disco nights to ad hoc cake sales or splash parties and annual events such as the Christmas Fayre/Carols. For the latest on what’s coming up check out the PTA events section or you can visit our Facebook PTA page!
You can now pay online for Friends of Stanbridge events – register on our PTA Events website and once you verify the account, you’ll be able to login and pay for any event listed.
For those who prefer to pay by cash or cheque there is a ‘PTA box’ on the wall in the school office where cash (in envelopes please!) can be posted.
Please note: The PTA can accept the 50p and £1 coins that have recently been replaced by new versions - although shops won't accept them as legal tender we are still able to bank them.
Don't forget to join our Facebook group to find out more about the PTA, events and volunteering!