The Parents, Teachers & Friends Association

The PTFA organises and runs events throughout the year to raise funds for the school. Anyone who is either a parent of a pupil at Bridstow School, a teacher at the school or a friend of someone at the school (this could be grandparents, parents of a former pupil, a past pupil themselves or anyone interested in helping the school) can join.

There are annual elections of a Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary as these positions are needed by law. The people in these positions usually serve 2 years but can step down after 1. Most people who join the PTFA come to meetings, which are usually held in the hall, and help out with planning and decision-making. No-one is pressured into doing more than they can or wish to. The PTFA appreciates that many parents work and cannot commit to giving regular or large amounts of time and therefore welcomes any involvement from parents, however small.

Recently, the PTFA raised over £5,000 for books and equipment for the Library. The PTFA has previously purchased laptop computers, music scores, notice boards and the Boat on the playing field.

Every year there is a Christmas Fair and a Summer Fete, which are the two main fundraising events. In between these, there are numerous smaller events such as Bingo Nights, Beetle Drives and Fun Evenings. The PTFA also runs the school's "100 Club". Members of the PTFA also help the school staff to run the Christmas Disco and Lunch, including the visit from Father Christmas.

PTFA Members

  • Claire Dartnell - Chair
  • Kate Brown - Vice Chair
  • Jane Rowland - Secretary
  • Louise Baldus - Treasurer
  • Melissa Williams - 100 Club

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