Ashleigh Friends

Ashleigh Friends are a group of friendly parents who support the school in various ways. We raise funds through a variety of activities with the aim to provide additional resources for the school to help enrich our children’s learning and experiences of school life.

Working with staff to identify what is needed, in the recent years we have been able to purchase new school staging (which is used for assemblies and other performances), a set of 30 African drums (these are used for lessons during school as well as an after-school club). Our most recent purchase is a new Poly tunnel which forms part of the new Ashleigh Farm.  The children will be using this to grow their own produce.  We have purchased sets of story sacks which are used across the school and for the Family Learning Days.  We also currently fund the coaches for the school trips in order to keep the costs down for all parents at the school. Smaller purchases have included activity boxes for wet play times, a reading tepee and contributions towards new books and most recently new outdoor equipment for the nursery.   We constantly work with the school to identify future requirements, especially in this transitional period towards a full Primary school.  We are currently raising money for the new school library.

Our social events include an Easter Fayre, quiz and chips night, discos for the children as well as raffles, cake sales, non-uniform days and we are always looking for new ideas to fundraise. This year we held our first Christmas Fair which was a huge success.

We would love more members to become involved with fundraising for Ashleigh Primary School. We hold regular meetings with our fundraising events taking place throughout the year. You can commit to as much or as little as you like, it would just be great to have your support.

If you would like to find out more or would like to join our mailing lists to receive emails about how you can get involved, please contact ashleighfriendspta@hotmail.co.uk

As well as regular updates in the school newsletter you can also follow us on facebook to keep up to date on our fundraising and events.  Search for Ashleigh Friends PTA.

Ashleigh Friends Committee 2016-17

Chair Jordy Wheeler
Joint
Vice-Chair
Nic Eddy
and
Cath Hydes
Treasurer Caroline Jarvis
Secretary Kate Roe