PTFA

The Parent, Teacher and Friends Association's aim is to work together to help the school, we want to help our community and the children understand the idea of community and its importance in the life of a Catholic school.

To do this we give up our time to raise money to provide equipment for a better school experience for the children of the school. This hopefully aids the teachers to resource learning activities that might not otherwise be possible.

There are lots of us that are happy to give up our time and we are enthusiastic to help run events alongside the staff of the school. We welcome and encourage new members to come along and participate in events.

We hope that the PTFA brings us all closer to: 'Learning to follow in the footsteps of Jesus with our friends, family and parish.'

Some PTFA Fundraising and Events

PTFA Ice Creams - July 2016


Lollies courtesy of the PTFA.

Thank you very much to the PTFA who funded a delicious treat of ice cream or lollies for all children and staff.

A wonderful end to our school year.

PTFA Quiz Night - February 2016


A busy hall full of quizzers!

On Friday 26th February 2016 our school hall was full of quiz masters at our PTFA quiz night.

Mr and Mrs Tierney led another fabulous quiz, whilst our amazing PTFA members organised everything else.

Thank you very much to everyone involved. We look forward to welcoming you to the next one.

PTFA Ice Creams - July 2015


Enjoying the delicious ice creams.

Thank you to our PTFA who purchased a delicious ice cream for all pupils and staff on the last term of Summer term 2015 as a well done for a fabulous year.

PTFA Quiz - June 2015


Another great turn-out for our Quiz Night.

Thank you to our wonderful PTFA for organising another fantastic fundraising quiz for school.

Year 3 First Holy Communions - April 2015


Refreshments provided by the PTFA.

Thank you very much to all PTFA members involved in the organisation and delivery of fabulous refreshments to celebrate Year 3 First Holy Communions.

Cheque Handover - March 2015

Huge thanks to the PTFA who presented school with a cheque for £1,600 in March. Thank you to all those who work with the PTFA fundraising and constantly working behind the scenes to support our school. Thank you to all families who have supported PTFA events and fundraising. The £1,600 has been used to purchase kindles and balance bikes for school.

Christmas Gifts - December 2014


A visit from Santa.

December is a very busy month for Santa and his elves.

Thank you very much to the PTFA who lent a hand to Santa by purchasing and wrapping gifts for Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils.

Santa parked Rudolph nearby and spent the afternoon distributing gifts and double checking who'd been naughty or nice. Thankfully, we were all on the 'nice list'.

Advent Refreshments - 2 December 2014


PTFA members serving refreshments.

Thank you very much to our wonderful PTFA members for the refreshments at our Advent Service.

PTFA members gave up their time to prepare and serve a selection of seasonal delights including mulled wine and mince pies to families coming to hear our wonderful choir.

We wish all PTFA members and their families a happy, holy and restful Christmas break.

Ice Cream for Everyone - 21 July 2014


Ice cream treats funded by the PTFA.

Huge thanks to the PTFA who funded a delicious treat of an ice cream for all students and staff on the last day of Summer term 2014.

As the ice cream van drove onto the school grounds with its melodious chimes filling the air- cheers and yelps of excitement rippled across the playground... and that was just the staff.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their yummy treat.

Meeting New Reception Parents - 18 June 2014


Ready to serve refreshments.

Members of the PTFA served refreshments at our new Reception parents welcome meeting.

It was a great way to get to meet some of our new parents, we hope you will get involved and we look forward to seeing you again in September.

PTFA Quiz Night - 13 June 2014


Teams competing in the Quiz Night.

Another popular quiz night was organised by PTFA to raise funds for school.

Teams of parents, staff and parishioners enjoyed competing to be the winning team.

Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Tierney for preparing the quiz hosting the evening.

Mother's Day Mass - 30 March 2014


Flowers for our mums!

At the end of Mass on Sunday, all children were able to present their mothers with a bunch of flowers, funded and prepared by the PTFA.

What a lovely way to celebrate all that our Moms do for us.

Key Stage 1 Film Night - March 2014


Film Night fun.

Children from Key Stage 1 enjoyed a fun film night organised by PTFA volunteers to raise funds for school.

The fresh popcorn was delicious!

Purchase of Football Kits - Summer 2012


Pupils modelling our new Football kit.

The PTA were delighted to purchase new football kits that will be put to good use in the forthcoming matches.

Lets hope that the teams continue to go from strength to strength in their new kits!

Quiz Night - November 2011


A packed hall for Quiz Night.

On the evening of Friday 18th November 2011 the Abbey school hall was packed with 15 teams made up of parents and parishioners ready to compete in the twice yearly PTA quiz.

A wonderful evening was had by all. We were delighted to welcome back, ex Headteacher, Mr Tierney as quiz master.

Thank you to everyone who supported the evening. We look forward to seeing you all at the next quiz in Spring 2012.

Bags2School - November 2011


Look how many we collected!

Each term the PTA organise a Bags2School collection.

Each family are given a large plastic bag to fill with unwanted clothes and shoes. The bags are collected and school receive funds based on the weight of the bags.

Our collection in November 2011 was so well supported that the collection company had to pick up twice as the bags could not fit in one lorry!

Thank you to all families and friends of school for supporting us.

Annual Quiz Night - June 2011


Quiz Night.

Another fabulous turn out for what has become a twice yearly event. The original Annual Quiz Night was enjoyed so much that demand resulted in quiz nights being held in both the Autumn and Summer terms.

The quiz in June 2011 was so well attended that we had to get extra tables and chairs from the Year 6 classrooms!

Thank you to all staff, families and Parishoners who supported this event. All funds raised go straight back into school. Special thanks go to Mr and Mrs Tierney our wonderful Quiz Masters.

Reindeer Food Fundraising - December 2010


Reindeer Food Fundraising.

Members of the PTA gave up their time to sell Reindeer Food to raise funds for equipment used by children at breaktimes.

Santa's Visit - December 2009


A visit from Santa.

Funds raised by the PTA enabled every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to receive a gift from Santa when he visited school in December 2009.

Some events organised by our PTA...