“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

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PTFA - Parents, Teachers and Friends Association

The Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA) is a group of parents and wider family members who support the school through putting on events for our children and raise much needed funds to provide opportunities, experiences and resources for our school.

Every member of the school community is automatically a member of the PTFA - don't worry this doesn't mean you have to run, help out or attend every school event!  It does mean that if you are able to offer help in any way to any event you would be welcomed with open arms!

At the core of the PTFA is a committee.  This is made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  As we start a new academic year, we need to re-form the PTFA committee.  These are key roles as they liaise with school staff and oversee school events throughout the year.  It doesn't mean you have to be involved in every event though!

PTFA's are most effective when small teams are set up to run each event.  This means that it doesn't just fall down to a few people, and you can offer to support certain events based on your availability.

Over the past few years, our PTFA have run the following events:

  • Summer Fayre
  • Christmas Fayre
  • Disco and Leavers Disco
  • Weekly Class Cake Sales
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Serving refreshments at new parent meetings

Any many more!

The funds that the PTFA have raised are then given back to the school to provide extra resources and opportunities for our pupils and staff.

Some of the things that the PTFA have provided are:

  • Christmas gifts for every child
  • Easter eggs for every child
  • Christmas decorations
  • Leavers mugs for Year 6
  • Our new library - a significant donation to set up a library
  • Subsidising the trip to the pantomime
  • Welcome gifts to our new parents in Year R
  • Pizzas for teachers during parents evening
  • Key Stage 2 Trim Trail play equipment - a large donation to replace this equipment.


Would you like to know more?

Please contact the school, or come along to one of our meetings - meeting dates and times will be sent out from the school.


The PTFA committee is made up of the following members of our school community:


Mr P Thomas

Ms H Leask 

Ms C Jackson

Mrs S Amos

Mrs J Dransfield

Mrs L Sands

Mr R Garratt


PTFA TREASURER - JOB ROLE INFORMATION - if anyone is interested in this role, please contact the school