All parents/carers and staff at Stanford Infant School are automatically considered members of the PTFA. It serves an essential role, firstly by providing a sense of community and secondly by organising events that raise funds for the school to buy the extras that we would not be able to afford from the normal school budget.
How to contact us:
For the latest news on PTFA activities, please join our (closed) Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1508257289474305, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or see us in the playground!
How to find out what we are up to:
Check your emails from the school and the PTFA to find out when our committee meetings are being held and to read our minutes, check the notice board in the lower playground, check our Facebook page and speak to your Class Representative.
We always welcome help and support:
The PTFA welcomes any help throughout the year. We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who wants to get involved in our bi annual Raffle and Silent Auction and anyone who could help with some design and technology. There is plenty to get involved with though so any help is much appreciated. It’s a great way to meet people and have fun. You can get involved as little or as much as you’re able to.
There are two major annual events; the Summer Fayre and Christmas Fayre. Additional events such as discos, film and quiz nights take place during the year.
We had a fantastic academic year, raising a huge £14,260 for the school. We will elect a new committee for 2017/2018 at our AGM and hope that we see lots of new parents and carers at our meetings starting in the autumn term. Details of these and all dates will be shared on our Facebook Page and through the regular school communications.
PTFA Summer Fayre 2017
Our most recent event and the last of the academic year was our Summer Fayre (click here to see the flyer) which raised just under £5,000! This was an incredible achievement and thank you to all who helped and supported this event.
Thank you to everyone who donated a price for the Raffle and Silent Auction. Please click on the link below to see a PDF of all our sponsors and please do visit their websites and businesses to show your support!
What does the money buy?
Our PTFA Fayres are key fundraising events that raise essential money for our ‘Outstanding’ school. The school increasingly relies on PTFA support to offset Government cutbacks, for example replacing funds that provided our children with a stimulating and enriched curriculum.
In the past academic year (2016/17) money has been spent on purchasing the final 3 Interactive Smart TVs for each Reception classroom (£3,000 each) and on new playground equipment in the Reception area. We are continuing to fundraise to subsidise school trips and enhance activities and work to our school grounds to embrace outdoor learning.
Help raise funds when you shop online with Easy Fundraising!
Using Easyfundraising you can raise money for Stanford Infant School every time you shop online. It won’t cost you a penny extra and is easy to register – sign up at https://easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stanfordinfants/ We’ve already raised over £500