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Parent Teacher Association (PTA) an Introduction

We are very fortunate at Ben Rhydding Primary School to have a really active PTA that is and has been such an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which have been spent on improving equipment, buildings, resources, supporting class visits, all to enhance our children’s education.

But our PTA is about much, much more than just fundraising. The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school, and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too – just ask any of the PTA committee members or helpers.

Our PTA committee currently consists of parents, a chair person, a secretary and a treasurer. Meetings are on a regular basis and also with smaller groups meeting as necessary to organise larger events.

Our Chair and Secretary will be stepping down at the end of July, so please get in touch if you have an interest in joining us.

Popular Events

Summer and Christmas Fairs, Bake Sales, Quiz & Bingo Nights, Children’s Discos.

How You Can Get Involved

Offering to help before events is so valuable; it really is a case of ‘many hands make light work’. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular bases, or even if you can’t come into school, there are always little jobs that can be done from home e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the unseen ‘army of help’ that exists in school.

Please come and join us to help and support the School.


Thank you

Thank you to Alison Fellows for organising a spending family bingo evening on Friday.  Everyone had a great time and we raised £577!

Thanks to those families who came along and supported the event.

Happening Now

Tuesday 27th March: PTA meeting in The Wheatley Arms, 8pm – all welcome. Come and see what it is all about!

Eater Egg Raffle:  Please continue to donate eggs and don’t forget to return your raffle tickets and money to the office this week.  The raffle will be drawn on Thursday.


Ilkey Carnival

Monday 7th May 2018


Year 1 Bake Sale – don’t forget your 50p’s


Friday 18th May 2018


Easter Egg Raffle

Thursday 29th March 2018

Look Out For

Bike and Pram Sale

Summer Fayre – Sunday 1st July


However, we now have very little money left!! The school is currently in urgent need of projectors. Please continue to support our events and other methods of fundraising, such as:

· Company Match Funding Opportunities – speak to Claire Macina if you think this is something your workplace could support us with.

· Kirsty Smith is pulling together a spreadsheet of funding opportunities for school. Please let her know if you are aware of any resources we could be applying for.

Please don’t forget to use the giving machine to raise funds for the school when making purchases online.


Your PTA are:

Claire Macina (Chairperson)
Marina Kirkpatrick (Secretary)
Jeff Green (Treasurer)
Vicki Freestone & Diane Robinson (Reception Class Representative)
Helen Docherty & Kim Gardiner (Year 1 Class Representative)
Sophie Healey (Year 2 Class Representative)
Sally De La Poer (Year 3 Class Representative)
Juliet  Green (Year 4 Class Representative)
Fiona Throp (Year 5 Class Representative)
Janelle Heins (Year 6 Class Representative)