A Brief Introduction to
St. Andrew’s CE Primary School PTFA
(Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the PTFA?
A group of people including parents, teachers and friends of the school who help to organise events, both fund raising and social.
What are the aims of our PTFA?
To raise funds to buy things that will benefit the children, that the school could not otherwise afford, to organise social events for children for parents and their friends, to foster community relationships at St Andrews.
Who can belong to the PTFA?
Anyone who has children at the school or who works at the school is automatically a member of the PTFA.
How can we find out more?
Each year in September/October there is an Annual General Meeting to which all parents and staff are invited. This is a good way of meeting people for the first time and hearing about the PTFA achievements and plans. A letter will be sent home giving more information.
Committee Meetings are held every month during term time in the evening. Come along to a meeting to find out more. Newcomers will be made most welcome.
In the informal atmosphere, the committee openly discuss activities and generate new ideas. It is at these committee meetings that school projects are considered with a view to PTFA Funding. In joining the committee, this is your opportunity to have your say. Committee meetings generally start at 7.00 pm and last for just over 1 hour.
Be part of the PTFA team at St Andrews Primary School
Being a member of the PTFA will give you lots of pleasure and enhance your family’s relationship with the school. Mums and Dads, Staff and friends all combine as individuals to form a friendly school community and as Year 6 parents leave the school, so new Reception parents join. Everyone is made welcome at any stage through their involvement with the school and it is never too late to get involved. We are always on the lookout for new members with new and fresh ideas or helpers to run a stall at a fete for half an hour whatever you can put in – it will be appreciated.
How to contact your PTFA
The easiest way to contact us is to leave a message on our Facebook page and a PTFA member will contact you. You can also email the committee using the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fund Raising Events
Over the years the generosity of all those associated with the School has enabled the PTFA to donate many thousands of pounds to worthy projects. People have been very creative in coming up with new ideas to run alongside the tried and trusted events. You can be part of this successful team.