The PTFA is our Parent, Teacher and Friends Association.
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.
One of our next, and generally biggest events of the year will be the Christmas Market on Saturday 2nd December 12.00 – 3.00pm. There are lots of opportunities to get involved and help out, just get in touch via Classlist or leave your details with the office.
We always have a great range of prizes donated to the Raffle and Silent Auction. If you think you might have something that would suit either please let us know.
How to contact us:
As a parent or carer, you can request to join us on Classlist.com. This is the online communication tool for all things PTFA-related: find out about our events, meetings, and how to get involved. You can also send us an email: email@example.com. Or catch us in the playground!
The Treasurers can now be contacted separately at:
Class Reps are a vital link between the parents and carers and the PTFA so you can always ask yours for more information.
How to find out what we are up to:
Sign up to Classlist.com, check your SchoolPing updates from the school, check the noticeboard in the lower playground, and speak to your Class Representative.
Come along to our meetings if you can and if you can’t, you can read our minutes.
Our most recent meeting minutes can be viewed here.
We always welcome help and support:
The PTFA welcomes all offers of 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 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 and you can get involved as little or as much as you’re able to. Please also try and come along to our termly meetings that are crucial to organising events.
More information on the roles within the PTFA can be found here.
The PTFA organises lots of different events throughout the year; film nights, disco's, family bingo and many more! Keep and eye out for the next event...
Coming on the 2nd December - the Christmas Market!
Each class has its own stall such as the Bottle Tombola, Hook a Duck, Pick a Lolly and Glitter Tattoos. There are food and drink stalls, a raffle, preloved toys to purchase and a Santa’s Grotto at Christmas.
We also take part in other fundraising events such as collecting clothing for Bag 2 School who pay us based on the weight of the bags we donate.
Last year we had a fantastic series of events that resulted in a fundraising total of over £15,000. We have a new committee for 2023/24 and hope that we continue to see lots of new parents and carers at our meetings.
Please see latest on how much has been raised in this academic year, and how those funds have been spent below.
What does the money buy?
Our PTFA events are key fundraisers that provide essential money for our school. The school increasingly relies on our support to offset Government cutbacks to help provide our children with a stimulating and enriched curriculum.
Funds will always be made available to subsidise school trips, replace playground items and of course keep the books available to children plentiful and up to date. Over the past few years funds have been used for the development of our amazing Forest School to enhance the capacity for outdoor learning at Stanford Infants, as well as providing new technological resources for the school. We were fortunate to be able to fund a whole school trip to the i360 in 2022, which allowed the children to celebrate all together after an unusual few years.
Ways to support the PTFA from your armchair!
There are 3 easy ways that all parents/carers/relations can support Stanford Infants without having to give up any time. Click here to see the details and how to sign up.
- Easy Fundraising – gives the PTFA a donation for your online purchases. It won’t cost you a penny extra and is easy to register – sign up here
- School “Library” Lottery – tickets are £1 a week with a winner every week. Generates funds for replacing books throughout the school, sign up here
- Mynametags.com – If you need to buy nametags 24% of anything you spend with our school code (19125) will be donated to the PTFA – shop here