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Upwood Primary Academy PTA

The PTA is a registered charity made up of a committee of parents and teachers who volunteer their time to organise or help at events. Every parent, carer and teacher is automatically a member of the PTA and are welcome to attend PTA meetings at any time. We are extremely fortunate at Upwood Primary Academy to have a high degree of involvement and commitment from our parents and carers.


PTA Chair – Mrs Holly Piaggesi

Vice Chair – Mrs Megan Workman

Treasurer – Mrs Kirsty Payne

Secretary – Mrs Emma Smith

The PTA is actively involved in a full programme of educational, social and fundraising activities, from which the school benefit greatly. The PTA raises funds for school, to provide vital extra resources for all the children.

Remember it is YOUR Association, and it can only continue to do all the great things it does if YOU join in – so please do!

In the past year we have succeeded in raising enough funds to purchase 30 iPads and enough headphones for each device, we have supported the school with reading incentives, purchased new curtains for the stage and hampers full of consumables such as pens, pencils, glue sticks & highlighters for each classroom! The PTA also funded the recent visit from M and M Productions, who came in to perform the tale of Robin Hood.

We are currently working with the School Council to consider new initiatives, so any ideas are welcome!


Since September 2018 we have raised…

Disco – October 2018


Spooky Tuck Shop – October 2018


Pop & Popcorn – November 2018


Christmas Fayre – December 2018


Christmas Play Collection & Refreshments


Disco – Feb 2019


Pop & Popcorn – March 2019




…making a grand total of £3,357.50 so far.

If you would like to get involved in any way or have a great fundraising idea, please get in touch.


Friday 5th April 2019 – Easter Raffle Draw

Don’t forget to give your child 50p to bring into school and purchase a strip of raffle tickets for their chance to win an Easter Gift Hamper or one of the large Easter Eggs!

Winners will be drawn and announced during assembly.

Friday 5th April 2019 – Easter Tuck Shop

In the playground at the end of the school day is where you will find the PTA Tuck Shop!

Come and treat yourself (and your child) to some Easter themed goodies.

Friday 3rd May 2019 – Table Top Sale

Being held in the playground after school will be the Table Top Sale where you can sell your unwanted but in good condition items and possibly pick up a bargain too!

If you would be interested in having your own stall or would like to donate your unwanted items for the PTA to sell, please let the school office know.

Friday 17th May 2019 – School Disco

Children of the school (and siblings with parent accompaniment) are welcome to come and enjoy a fantastic disco! There are games with prizes, lots of fun and excitement too. There will be refreshments available to purchase such as hotdogs, ice pops, sweets and drinks and maybe even a glowstick! For £1 entry it’s a great social event for the children.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 – May Day Dance Refreshments

Parents & family members are invited to watch the children perform a selection of dances in celebration of May Day. Hot and cold drinks and a selection of snacks will be available to purchase from the PTA stall.

Friday 7th June 2019 - Pop & Popcorn Evening

Come and watch an entertaining film with your friends for £1.50! Entry fee includes one drink and one bag of popcorn. Extra refreshments will be on sale.

Friday 21st June 2019 - Summer Fayre

Come and join us for an afternoon of fun with lots of games & activities. Enjoy hot & cold food, drinks and treats.

Plans for the Summer Fayre have started, so if you would like to get involved, please let us know.  

How can you help?

Man a stall at the Summer Fayre. • Help to set up stalls and tidy up after events. • Serve refreshments at any event. • Ask your employer to donate Raffle Prizes (the more the better).Do you have a special talent e.g. DJ, children’s entertainment, nail art, face painting, hair plaiting? You name it; we can make use of it!

Your support is vital in helping to organise the events and attending them; it really does make a difference!