Archbishop Temple School is a high performing school and the teachers work hard to make sure our children get the best education possible. Unfortunately, the school budget cannot stretch to provide the additional facilities and equipment that we would all like to see in place. The PTA helps out by providing funding for these important ‘extras’.
In recent years, funding has included; portable dance mirrors for the Drama Department, new football and rugby goalposts for the Sports Department, a contribution towards several high cost musical pieces of equipment for the Music Department. The PTA paid for the new school library, blinds in the English Department, re-vamping of the Dining Room area, new pans for the Food Tech Department and funded Zoolab's amazing 'Rainforest Road show', a fun and informative educational workshop featuring exotic animals delivered to the whole of Year 7. We have also made several smaller donations to various departments such as high visibility jackets for children on car park duty at events.
Our main fundraiser for the last few years has been our annual Bonfire and Fireworks Evening which is always a fantastic event. There is, obviously a bonfire, a stunning firework display but also a wide variety of hot food, cakes, sweets, hot and cold drinks and this has become a big school, family and community event.
We have now added in a second large event. We held the first ‘Colour Dash’ in Spring 2016 and our second ‘Colour Dash’ took place on the 18th May 2018. So many parents, pupils and members of the public came along and joined us to running, jogging (or walking) around our course (3K and 6K courses available) as they were covered with multi-coloured powder! Hot food and refreshments were available during the race. It really was a fun, family evening!
This year we hosted a very successful PTA Quiz Night. We welcomed parents, carers, pupils and members of the public into school to take part in six rounds of questions. There were lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs in the quiz, raffles and auctions. We raised a lot of money for school and everyone said they had really enjoyed the evening.
PTA 500 Club
The 500 Club is an easy way to help raise funds as well as giving you the chance of winning a cash prize.
The cost of membership is just £10 per school year. Additional entries can be purchased at £10 each. We hold 3 prize draws each year. 33% of the money raised is used for prize money and the remainder provides funds for the school.
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We run refreshment stalls at most school events and parents’ evenings with all profits from sales going towards school funds.
We’ve also recently started a clothing sale. An ideal opportunity to purchase uniform items at low prices!
How can I get involved?
Come along to one of our PTA meetings. Meetings are informal and it’s a great way to meet other parents and members of staff.
The PTA relies entirely on volunteers and although we appreciate monetary support what we really need is a willingness for more parents to get involved, even in a small way (for example, by helping with serving refreshments at an event). You won’t be pressured to give more time that you want but we would be grateful if you could give serious consideration to getting involved.
Meeting dates are all on the online calendar and all meetings at 7.00pm in the music block.
Many thanks for your support!
Claire Sheridan – PTA Chair
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