: Next PTA Committee Meeting Wednesday 13 January 2016 at 3:30pm Meadow Staff Room

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Welcome to Bridge Farm Primary PTA (Parent Teacher Association).

The PTA is a group of parent and staff volunteers who organise fundraising activities for the school. The PTA aims to provide the 'extras' that the school is unable to finance from the normal budgets, through events and activities that are fun for the children and their families.

What have we been up to recently?

This academic year has literally started off with a bang. Thanks to all your support we raised £756 at the fireworks night and great fun was had by all. We’ve also been indulging your sweet tooth and testing your baking skills at Fairy Cake Fridays which has so far raised £202 and the fantastic Christmas cards raised £1,758.
In term 1 and 2 the PTA Committee have approved funding of £5,000 towards the cost of the new sand/water play area in the Reception playground and the new multi-use games area being constructed in the Meadow playground which will benefit all students in the school.
In the last academic year we approved the purchase of new ‘free reader’ books, adult dictionaries and thesaurus’ for Year 6, a large projector screen and whole school DT resources to name but a few.
Second hand uniform sales take place at most events but do contact the PTA if you are looking for specific items as we can always check what we have available.

The PTA always needs new faces and new ideas!

If you would like to help with fund-raising activities, in any way at all, then please consider coming along to one of our committee meetings. There will be no pressure to get involved, but you may like to find out more about what we're doing.

At committee meetings we plan what events we want to run, who can organise them and who will help, and how we will spend the money that has been raised.

It's an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. You can also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are directly benefiting your child's learning environment.

You can contact the PTA via email.

We send out a newsletter each term to keep you up to date, and we have a meeting every term to discuss our next events - the dates for the coming year are listed below, so why not come along.

Dates of committee meetings in the forthcoming year are:

Thurs 15th October – PTA AGM 3:30pm Meadow Hall
Wed 11th November – committee meeting 5:30pm Meadow staff room


Forthcoming events

Term 2

Fairy Cake Friday – Reception classes 20 November 3:15 in the Meadow Hall
Dress Down/Donation Day – Thursday 3 December (please look out for stickers providing more detail)
Christmas Market/Fun Night – Friday 11 December 5:30-7:30pm Meadow Hall

PTA Officers are:

Chair: Nick Maynard
Vice Chairs:Louise Elcox and Karen Davey
Treasurer: Jo Deane
Secretary: Kate Maynard
Committee Members: Geoff Mason, Jess Tully, Rachael Farmer, Kelly Davies, Michelle Sim, Sarah Hall-West, Louise Taylor and Lynne Watson.
You can email the PTA at
Complete a Feedback/comments form and hand it in to the school office,

Download the Feedback Form (PDF)

Or visit our Facebook page - search Bridge Farm Primary PTA on Facebook and you should find us.

Other ways you can support the PTA and raise funds for Bridge Farm Primary are:

Do you work for a large national/multinational company? If you have a charities department it may be that your employer operates match funding – they will often donate a specific amount to charities such as the PTA if one of their employees is organising or helping at an event. For example, a PTA committee member works for a large company who match fund up to £250 – she organised an event which raised well over this amount and we were given £250 by her employers. It was as simple as filling out a form with their charities department! If you think this is something you could help us with, please get in touch.