Northaw PTA

We are a friendly and welcoming group of parents and teachers whose aims are to raise additional funds for the school.  Northaw, like most schools, needs additional help financially to enhance our children’s education and give them the best start in life.  We meet regularly to discuss the planning of events and to share ideas on any new events. 

If you are interested in participating in PTA events in any way big or small, please contact the school office for more information about upcoming events.

If you have any ideas for future events, please contact the school office. 

If you would like to run an event to support your school, please let us know!

May 2018

It has been decided this year that rather than holding a Summer Fete on a weekend  we will instead incorporate it with sports day.  So, following sports day on the 18th July there will be a stay and play Family Fun BBQ hosted by the PTA.
This will not be as big as the normal fete but we hope will still be just as much fun!
Hopefully with you being at the school to support your children we are hoping that this will mean more of you will be available to assist with the running of stalls etc.
In order to ensure we have enough help and support, a form will be placed with Trudy in reception. Parents and carers are asked to sign up to take responsibility for the arranging & setting up, running of and tidying away of a stall.  This could be shared between a couple of families. The PTA will of course support you, however, we can not do it all. 
We are also after raffle prizes and sponsors. If we manage to obtain sponsorship we will be able to get an inflatable put up for the children to play on.
We are asking for donations on Mufti Day for the sweet tombola and bottle tombola. We will also be sending a tube of Smarties home with the children at the end of this half term.  Can they please eat the Smarties and return the tubes full with coins preferably silver or £1 coins but definitely no foreign or plastic coins. The contents of which will be used for the money tree, which is always a favourite for the children.
Should anyone have any other ideas or suggestions for the day please let us know.

April 2018

The PTA will be selling ice creams in the playground every Friday after school at 3.05pm. Please bring some change with you when you come to pick up from school if you would like to purchase any.

March 2018

For our newsletter click here. 

February 2018

PTA Quiz Night on Friday 23rd February at Old Owens Sports Ground. 

Tickets cost £8 per person and include nibbles. Doors open at 7pm - Quiz  starts at 8pm

Tables of max 8 people but don't worry if you're a single or couple - we can group you with others.

For tickets please contact Gemma Birchell or Michelle Dawson.

November 2017

Following a very successful AGM and the subsequent meeting on Monday this week we are happy to confirm the following events/fundraising opportunities:

2nd November 9.00am in school, PTA meeting-Anyone who can help out at our Christmas events!

24th November, Buy a Gift day- We are hoping to give the children an opportunity to buy a gift for their family. These gifts will be wrapped so can be put under the family Christmas tree.

1st December, Christmas outfit day (Jumpers or Christmas colours)- Donations for Christmas hampers

13th December at 3.15pm in school, Festive Fun afternoon- Santa, mulled wine, minced pies, festive cupcakes, teas and coffees. 

BIG paper chain raffle (Details to follow!) Sponsors and prizes required. Opportunity to purchase T Towels printed with your children’s picture. Help before, during and after this event please.


18th December 3.30pm- for FS and KS1, 5.00pm for KS2 in the village hall. Christmas party.

More details to follow. Pool table required please.

23rd February 2018, Quiz night- Get your teams together. 


We do hope that you are able to support and help out at these events. All the funds raised will go towards the purchase of new IT equipment for the children.


If you require any further information please talk to a PTA representative or pop into the school office. We look forward to seeing you on 2nd November for our planning meeting.


We wanted to bring to your attention, the wonderful things that, through your support, your PTA has provided for the benefit of your children and our lovely school in the last 3 years:
£2,500 bought I-Pads (used daily by the children).
£500 annually spent on coaches for children to attend Christmas panto.
£1,500 school hall projector
£1,000  new library books.
£1,000 new flooring for the acorns.
£1,100  newly purchased data loggers for  children's ICT department.

These are the big items, however there is a continuous list of things that we assist with, and an endless target to enrich our children's school life and education.

We thank you for your continued support, and wanted to share the importance of  your contribution and help.

As always, we aim to bring our  school community together for enjoyable events all the while, raising much needed cash, in the never ending government cuts in our schools.

Lastly, may we remind you to return your money filled Smartie tubes and Raffle ticket stubs and money as soon as possible. 

Save the dates!

Sat 17th June 12pm - PTA Summer Fair

Weds 12th July – 6pm Open Evening and PTA BBQ 

March 2017

We enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day afternoon tea on Thursday after school. The PTA worked hard in arranging the gifts that every child had produced. We were delighted that so many of you could attend. Your generous donations amounted to nearly £200 which will ultimately go towards new equipment for the school. 

March 2017

Please fill in the PTA Questionnaires that have been sent home so that we can plan some great events for 2017!

November 2016

Our Christmas event will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 after school, where there will be a Santa’s Grotto and refreshments. You will also be able to purchase your children’s handmade crafts.

The PTA are looking to do a Christmas feature within the school with a photograph of every child. Can you please bring in a photograph of your child (approx 5' x 7') with their name on the back.
From the PTA Committee 

November 2016

This year the PTA have decided to have a few evenings after school for each class to create some lovely Christmas crafts. The fee for these will be £5 per child (£3 per sibling thereafter).
We hope you will let your children come along to take part (you could even use this time to partake in some Christmas shopping!)

The events will take place in Oak Classroom on:

16th November. 3.10 – 4.30pm for Apples & Pears pupils 

17th November.3.10 – 4.30pm for Acorns pupils
23rd November. 3.10 – 4.30pm for Willow pupils

24th November. 3.10 – 4.30pm for Oak pupils

Siblings will be able to come along and watch a film being shown in the library (drink and snack provided).
Children will be dismissed on to the playground in the usual way.
Our Christmas event will take place on Wednesday 14th December 2016 after school, where there will be a Santa’s Grotto and refreshments. You will also be able to purchase your children’s handmade crafts.

Sign up forms will be available in the school office from Monday 7th November. 

September 2016

The PTA are putting on a quiz night on Friday October 21st at Old Owens sports ground. 

Tickets are £10 per person including a hot meal in the interval. Doors open at 7.30pm  and the quiz will start between 8-8.30. Bar shuts at 12.

This will be a good opportunity for parents to get together and for any new parents to meet everyone – it should also raise some money for our children's’ school.

Teams can be up to a maximum of 8 people but don't be put off if you cannot get a whole team together as we can group you on the night.

For tickets please see Gemma Birchell in the playground from next Monday. Alternatively you can leave an envelope in the school office clearly marked "PTA QUIZ" with YOUR NAME and PHONE NUMBER, enclosing the correct amount of cash or a  cheque made payable to Northaw School PTA.

We hope you can make it.

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