Prep PTA

Overview

The Prep School PTA welcomes all parents, grandparents, nannies and carers.

Our aims are to:

  • Provide a network of parents and a calendar of events through which all parents and carers can meet and socialise
  • To use some of these events as opportunities to raise funds which the school can use to further the education of the girls ie playground equipment

In a nutshell, fun and fundraising are our two key roles.

Our committee is made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and two publicity and administration posts plus one or two representatives from each class. We work with a team of five staff from the school with whom we meet once a term to discuss an array of topics and events. We do not involve ourselves with matters of education.

Social Events
Our busy calendar includes opportunities for parents to get to know each other within their class groups. These get togethers are organised by the class reps. They range from coffee mornings to Burns Night Suppers, curry nights out and camping weekends. We also organise whole school events such as an Autumn Picnic, Quiz Night and May Fair. We also lay on a wonderful Christmas treat for the girls with a shopping bazaar and Father Christmas grotto as well as an Easter Bunny Hunt.

Fundraising
Each year the PTA raises around £15,000, primarily from the May Fair, Christmas Fair and Second Hand Uniform shop (see below). The PTA votes on how this money is spent. Projects we fund can be anything from new library cushions to refurbishing the Cottage Garden. Anything which the school feels will further the educational experience of the girls.

Second Hand Uniform
We also raise funds and offer a valuable service through our Second Hand Uniform shop. This is located in the Senior School car park. Clothes are very reasonably priced and a team of volunteers opens the shop twice a week: Tuesday mornings after drop off and Friday afternoons before pick up.

Volunteers
All PTA members, with the exception of the staff, are volunteers. We welcome any parents or carers to join our team. The second hand uniform shop requires only an hour every few weeks.

For further information please contact the PTA Chair via the Prep School Office.