The Parent-Teacher Association, or PTA, is a voluntary organisation and charity whose primary role is to help raise additional funds that directly benefit our children, support the school and develop relationships between staff, families and the local community.
Why should you get involved?
The great news is, if you are a parent or carer of a child at Combe Down Primary you are already a member of the PTA. So come along to the next meeting and make some new friends, get to know more about the school, raise much needed funds and help make a difference to the children and school community. It is your choice how involved you want to be, but the more parents that get involved, the more ideas and energy we have to make our children’s learning experience even better.
The PTA committee roles are for a term of two years, with candidates able to stand for another term at the end of their tenure, if they wish. The current term of office expires in March 2024 and the roles are currently filled as follows:
- Hannah Hall, Co-Chair
- Kat Sinclair, Co-Chair
- Vicky Sheppard, Joint Secretary
- Becky Ferris, Joint Secretary
- Helen Draper, Treasurer
- Maria Wright, Fundraising Co-ordinator
- Freya Hall, Communications Co-Ordinator
How To Contact The PTA:
Come and find any of us in the playground, or alternatively email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also speak to your PTA Class Reps.
Find us on Social Media:
How to donate to the PTA:
There are a whole wealth of ways in which you can donate to the PTA:
Just Giving: the PTA is registered for gift aid with HMRC and donations under the gift aid scheme can be made via our Just Giving page
PayPal Giving Fund: the PTA is enrolled with the PayPal Giving Fund and donations can be made directly to the PTA by opting into PayPal’s Give At Checkout scheme. Set the PTA as your favourite charity, and you can choose to donate £1 when you checkout with PayPal.
Amazon Smile: simply select the PTA as your chosen charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to the PTA when you shop. More information on how to set this up can be found here. To find the PTA, you need to search for "Combe Down Primary School Parent Teacher Association".
Give as you Live: Every time you shop online you could generate FREE donations for us! It takes 2 minutes to sign up to GiveasyouLive and their partner stores will donate a percentage of your spend back to us, at no cost to you. Please visit Give as you Live for more information.
Time: Please remember, people’s time in helping to plan and run events is just as valuable as monetary donations; without a team of volunteers it just would not be possible to run the usual calendar of events. So, if you can spare an hour to help prepare drinks for book at bedtime, or help run a stall at the summer fayre, then please don’t be shy in coming forward.
The PTA Newsletter:
Each term the PTA publishes a Newsletter which provides lots of useful information about upcoming events. Past copies of the PTA newsletter can be found under the 'Documents' section at the foot of this page, or on the 'letters home' section of this website.