Fund Raising

In past years the events held by the PFA have funded the following items:

2010          30 laptops                                                                                     £5000

2011          Re-marking of all playgrounds                                                    £3130

2012          Jubilee Medals for each child                                                     £1052

2012/13     Playground and Early Year's equipment/tricycles/sand pits    £2123

2011/13     The Woodland Project                                                                 £1400

2013           Smart Boards                                                                              £1600

2013           Extension building works at school                                           £3000

2014           The Woodland Project                                                                £1000

2014           10 new laptops                                                                            £3700

2015           New Soft Surface in the Playground                                         £4240

Total contribution over the last 5 years                                                       £26,245

 

Planned contributions will be posted in this section as they are agreed.

How we raise and spend money

 

Throughout the academic year, the PFA arranges a variety of events for school funds and ultimately for pupils, parents and teachers to come together and have some FUN!  Generally they include an Easter Trail, Autumn Party, Movie Nights, Coffee Mornings and Clothing Collections.  All events rely on the   generous support of parents/carers/grandparents and everyone is most welcome to participate in whichever way they prefer.

We also apply for relevant grants from charities the committee feel are appropriate.

It is at our PFA Committee Meetings, that decisions are made on how to spend the money taken.  Usually, the school will have a ‘wish list’ of items to purchase.  Sometimes this will be as a result of the children  asking, other times for resources to improve a curriculum or school based environment.  In the main the  PFA funds ‘extras' not provided by the school budget to make our children's learning      experiences more fulfilling and exciting. 

The teacher liaison officer gathers requests from staff and children in school to bring this to committee meetings for voting and approving funding.  

We try to spend money fairly quickly.  This way you can be assured your child and everybody’s child  is feeling the benefit as soon as possible.

 

 

The PFA sincerely appreciates all of the support given to it by you, the parents and friends of

St. Patrick's School. Without your support this fundraising would not be possible. THANK YOU.