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St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School

St Wilfrids C of E Aided Primary School


Welcome to the St Wilfrid's PTA where all parents are members and all children benefit

St Wilfrid's now has a very active PTA and our key objectives are:

  1. Fundraising to raise money for the school
  2. Organising social events to enhance the school community

What does the PTA do?
As a registered charity, the main role of the PTA is to raise funds for the school.   A total of the funds raised in 2017/2018 was £5092.67.  The PTA commits to financially supporting some aspects of school life on an ongoing basis (e.g. reward stickers, library books and resources for after school clubs) but we also raise funds for things which are critical to the schools ongoing success but cannot be funded out of the school budget.  As in most schools, the majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run.

Our PTA committee consists of several members who have specific roles; and a larger team who work really hard which ensures that our events run really successfully.

  • Louise Stemp (Chair)
  • Rachael Dalton & Kate Doyle (Joint Secretary's)
  • Claire Leatherbarrow (Treasurer)
  • Vanessa Nivison (Parent Representative)
  • Sarah Bancroft (Parent Representative)

Total Fundraising for the 2019/2020 academic year was nearly £3000.

Our fundraising was obviously less than it normally is due to the impact of COVID, but we still managed to raise the following: Christmas Disco £857.04; Christmas Raffle £317.90; Easy Fundraising £52.64; Cake Sale £265.00; Tesco Grant £1166.00 along with a refund from our playground equipment supplier of £315.40.

So where does your money go? 
The money raised by the PTA over recent years has been used in a variety of ways:

  • Resources for our sensory room
  • Waterproof suits for the Nursery and Reception children
  • Purchase of 3 pop up marquees for use at school events
  • Playground equipment for all phases
  • Funding towards our artificial grass football pitch (The Astro)
  • Funding for the new trail equipment in the main playground.
  • Financial Support in the re-establishment of our school library

Getting involved
As a parent or carer at St Wilfrid's, you are automatically a member of the PTA. There are a number of ways in which you can get involved:

  • Please support the events that are held during the year.  There are lots of events held during the year, some for children and some for the whole family.  Please come along, help raise funds for the school and meet some new people.

  • Give a little time. There are always lots of things to do in the PTA – whether it’s spending 20 minutes when you’ve dropped your children off at school selling tickets for the school disco or manning the tombola at our Christmas and Summer Fairs!

  • Come along to the PTA Meetings. – They are fun, informative and held at different times of the day both in and out of school so that as many people as possible can attend.

  • If you love to shop . . .

    You can help the PTA raise funds for school equipment by simply going to and accessing major online retailers through this portal. It could not be simpler – it is at no additional cost or hassle to yourselves and indeed could save you money through the special offers accessible at the home page.

    Schoolfunds have over 350 of the leading online retailers involved in the scheme including, Boots, Boden, Amazon, Currys, Tesco, PC World, Debenhams, Dell, most car and home insurance providers and many more.

PTA Meetings
We are always looking to welcome new faces to our meetings, whether you want to just listen, voice an opinion, put forward an idea or offer to help out in some way with the events we put on.  Whatever time or support you can give the PTA will greatly benefit St Wilfrid's. Meeting dates are posted on the school calendar and the weekly newsletter. You will also find the minutes from the previous meeting at the bottom of the page.

Getting in touch
You can email the PTA Committee at or just catch us in the playground.