About the PTFA


The PTFA is open to everyone who is or has been a parent, carer or member of teaching staff. We are responsible for the main fundraising activities within the school, organising events that are fundamental to the inclusion and enjoyment of all pupils, teachers, parents and the wider community.

Fundraising

The school community is amazing at raising funds. We aim to make our fundraising events fun and varied, with something for everyone. We have ongoing fundraisers such as second-hand uniform sales, the Rag Bag textile recycling and the Trading Post. Throughout the school year we organise and run events including the Christmas Fair, Tennis Tournament, Quiz Night, Discos and our Summer Fair.

The school PTFA has signed up to a brilliant new online fundraising method called 'easyfundraising'. Basically, retailers make a donation when you shop with them, particularly online. So you haven't got to do anything other than register an account by following the link below and then whenever you buy something online, go through this website first. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ststephenspribath/

We are always looking for lovely new people to help organise and run events and for new fundraising ideas. If you can help or have a particular talent, we’d love to hear from you!

How we spend the money raised

Our major projects for 2017/2018 were:

  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Replacement Goal Posts 
  • Wooden Climbing Frame

Did you know, that every year, before any fundraising has begun, we have many items that are necessarily funded by the PTFA? Items such as:

  • Playpod Maintenance
  • Recorder & Ukele Tuition for Year 3 upwards
  • The Week Junior Magazine
  • Subscription for classrooms
  • Coaches for school trips
  • Children’s Christmas Parties
  • Financial aid for children on School Residential trips

all of which contribute enormously to supporting the teaching staff and enriching the children’s experience.

Want to help?

We would love it if you can help in any way you can…

  • Join in at any one of our PTFA meetings (termly and well advertised) held in the Hare & Hounds…any ideas or offers of help to put together fundraising events are always welcome!
  • Sign up to Easy Fundraising Every time you spend money on one of their partners’ websites (Amazon, John Lewis etc), they donate small percentages of the total to your chosen charity - at no cost to you: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ststephenspribath/
  • Donate directly to the school via DONATE MY SCHOOL – website address below. It’s secure and if you are a taxpayer and tick the Gift Aid box, this will add a further 25% on top of your donation at no extra cost to you: https://donatemyschool.com/StStephensBath

Communication

The PTFA communicates with parents via the weekly Friday newsletter, this website and, from time to time, ParentPay email. There is a PTFA noticeboard next to the school office and we meet regularly at PTA Meetings. Before an event we usually put up lots of posters around school too. We're also on Facebook.

Class Representatives (Reps)

Each class nominates one or more Class Reps who help co-ordinate fundraising activities and social events, working closely with the PTFA.

For more information please contact the PTFA at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The St Stephens PTA is a Registered Charity - number 1116465 and also a member of Parent Kind - number 19960.

The Friends of St. Stephen’s School is a Registered charity number  - 290342

The St Stephens PTA is a Registered Charity - number 1116465 and also a member of UK PTA organisation - number 19960.

The Friends of St. Stephen’s School is a Registered Charity -  number 290342

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