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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. Although every parent, carer and teacher is automatically a member of the PTA, you are welcome to formally join the committee; please see an existing member for more details. We are extremely fortunate at Upwood Primary Academy to have a high degree of involvement and commitment from our parents and carers.

WHO'S WHO?

WHO’S WHO?

PTA Chair – Mrs Sue Sykes

Vice Chair – Mrs Jenny Stokes

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!

UPCOMING PTA EVENTS

UPCOMING PTA EVENTS

 

17th November – Mr Acott ½ Marathon (see details below)

29th November - Christmas Fayre

1st December - Car Wash

18th December - Christmas Tuck Shop

 

Thank you to everyone, who has attended the events so far this school year. So far you have helped to raise:

Event Amount Raised
Tuck Shop £170.30
Disco £509.98
Christmas Tuck Shop £95.10
Pop and Popcorn Night £269.28

Details of Outside Fundraising

As you may be aware, Mr Shaun Acott ran the St Neots Half Marathon - on Sunday 17th November  - to raise money for Upwood Primary Academy, on behalf of the PTA.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact the School Office.

Car Wash (more details to follow)

 

FUNDRAISING

FUNDRAISING

The PTA had their first meeting on the 17th September and were joined by a few new faces - more are always welcome.

This year, the PTA will start fundraising for new 30 iPads and a trolley to secure them for KS1 (and headphones).  These items are all big wishes for the school and we hope to be able to raise money in stages.

Items

Estimated Cost

Raised So Far

30 iPads

£15,000

To date: one purchased

iPad Trolley

£800

Purchased from money raised in the 2018-2019 school year

Headphones

£390

Purchased

Portable Music System

£250

  • It was also agreed that - on an annual basis - if there are available funds, some of the money raised, by you, will help the school to purchase the following items:

    • Classroom Stationery Hampers
    • Foundations School Bags
    • Christmas Pantomime
    • Reading Records for each student
    • School Educational Visits
    • Contribution to Y6 Hoodies
    • DJ for Y6 Ball
    • DT Donation of £2.00 per child
  • If you would like to get involved in any way or have a great fundraising idea, please get in touch.

 

PAST PROJECTS

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.

The PTA would like to thank The Upwood Ball Committee and everyone who attended and/or supported the event.  An amazing amount of £1,400 was raised both for the PTA and the Ball Committee's chosen charity: Little Miracles.

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

 

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