Welcome to Upton Primary School Parents’ Association! All parents and carers are automatically members… have a look around to find out more information. Thanks for reading!
We are a friendly approachable group of parents who organise fun, affordable events for our children to enjoy whilst raising money for the school.
The day to day running, organisation and management of the PA is conducted by 5 Trustees and several other helpful parents. Our current Trustees (with children in the years shown) were elected at the AGM held in July 2022. They are;
Jenny Kensit & Anna Hailey
|Y4 & Y6|
We’ve rounded up a few helpful parents to act as PA representatives. These lovely people are our link between parents, the PA and teachers, sharing info between everyone as necessary. Would you like to become a PA rep? This is a good way to keep involved and help the PA out. Let us know if you’re interested or would like more information – you can speak to a Trustee, an existing PA rep or email email@example.com. Thank you!
To enhance both the school’s provisions and your child’s experiences whilst at school.
When & Where?
The PA meets regularly for planning meetings. The date and location of each meeting is emailed and advertised on our notice boards (located at both the main school and early years’ entrances, and on our newsletters.
To find out what’s going on, just join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and look out for our newsletters, or approach a Trustee, we promise we don’t bite! You can also join our helpers WhatsApp group - just email us your details and we will add you.
Things that the PA spend money on each year;
- £100 gift for each class to spend on whatever they want
- Water bottles for each new starter
- Paying for theatre company to perform each year
- Sports day drinks
- Leavers’ keepsakes
The money raised to date has been spent on lots of lovely things including:
- Assistance in providing a new outdoor learning area with HSBC
- iPads and digital cameras for each class
- Covered seating for the playground
- Storytelling area and canopy in the main playground
- Warm, cozy rugs for Nursery and Y1
- ‘Alphasmart’ electronic devices for children with additional needs
To find out more or if you would like to get involved with the PA then email:
Sponsored Bounce - The children do A LOT of bouncing, which they love!
Mother’s Day Sale – we sell gifts for the children to buy for the special lady in their lives
Easter Egg Hunt – we organise an Easter Egg Hunt for the Early Years children.
Father's Day Event - we sell gifts for the children to buy for their special man in their lives
Inflatables Day – we organise the annual inflatables fun day at the end of each summer term. Please keep an eye out for further information in future newsletters. We are always in need of helpers on the day. If you are able to assist please contact a member of the PA in person or at email@example.com.
Welcome Coffee Mornings
The PA hosts coffee mornings for parents dropping their children off to Early Years settling-in sessions at the start of the school year, providing friendly faces, hot and cold drinks, and biscuits, and most importantly tissues for those feeling overwhelmed!
A spooky night is enjoyed by all as the children dance the night away in their fantastically scary costumes, masks and makeup.
The PA pull out all the stops to provide a brilliant Christmas Bazaar for the children! All of the hard work in preparing the stalls and gifts to sell, culminates in a successful day, with every child visiting the hall with their class. We are sincerely grateful to everyone that helps out on the day and for your kind donations of gifts. Please keep in mind that we continue to accept gift donations throughout the year, so do remember us when having a spring clean! Donations can be left at the PA box in the School Office.
We try to organise other fundraising events throughout the year. All ideas welcome!
Wondering whether to get involved?
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Upton Primary Parents’ Association are proud members of PTA UK, the leading membership organisation for parent bodies across the UK. With PTA UK membership all parents can access a wealth of useful information to help with supporting both the PTA and the school in providing the best possible education for your children. Click the link for more information: https://www.pta.org.uk/