Friends of Heddington School PTA
We are fortunate at our school to have a PTA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for over 60 years. In its time the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on an extension, equipment and resources to enhance our children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.
Our PTA is a registered charity and is about much more than simply fundraising. The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too - just ask any of the committee members or PTA helpers. Obviously, as in any organisation, we have experienced some challenges but with the continued support of parents and staff, our PTA has always succeeded in its efforts.
All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the Friends of Heddington School PTA when their child joins our school.
The PTA is extremely conscious of the ethos and diversity of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this. Not all of our events are run as just fundraisers.
We have, over time, developed strong links with the local community and are always well supported by both residents and businesses, for which we are very grateful. Many of the local shops and businesses are very generous providing donations for raffle prizes and auction items. We are also extremely grateful to the businesses who have participated in charity matched giving schemes. This has made a huge difference to our fundraising efforts.
We always welcome new ideas on how we can fundraise and would love to see you at our next PTA meeting. If you have a fundraising idea or would like to know more, please contact the school office or speak to a member of the committee.
You can also visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/heddingtonPTA
Chair: Emily Underwood
Vice Chair: Emma Wilkin
Secretary: Amy Jones
Treasurer: Sarah Martin
Registered Charity No: 1143242
Small Lottery Licence Number - LN/000012285