PTFA stands for Parents, Teachers and Friends Association and by being part of our school community, you are already part of the PTFA, too!

Our PTFA works really hard to run fun events for our children at school and raise money for extra-curricular, child-centred projects and resources. Over the last few years, the PTFA has invested many thousands of pounds back into projects for the children to enrich their lives at school. Our fundraising contributions have enabled us to buy books to support reading in school, Leavers’ hoodies for our Year 6 children, Chromebooks to support children’s access to learning, new interactive touch screens in classes, an amazing History & Geography wall on the KS2 corridor, and we have contributed to installing air conditioning in our children’s classrooms, too.

For the children we run a range of fun activities throughout the year for example: discos, Movie Nights, Christmas Fair, Bingo Nights, Christmas Raffles, the New Longton 10k, our Sausage Sizzle along with many more things, too!

We rely on a core group of volunteer parents who make our events possible and we keep you regularly updated via our school newsletter and on our school’s Facebook page.

Volunteers help in a variety of ways including by baking cakes, preparing events, running stalls at events, tidying away tables, sweeping the floor, packing presents, writing letters, doing risk assessments etc.  Some parents might be able to help at every event or just bake cakes once a year. Whatever help is offered, all is very much appreciated and everyone doing a small amount enables great events to be run successfully for the children of our school.

The PTFA is a registered charity and as such we have a formal side as well with a Committee including a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. We have a constitution, issue yearly accounts, hold an Annual General Meeting, formal termly meetings, complete risk assessments and have a bank account in the black!

Why not come along to one of the regular meetings at New Longton Club to say “Hi” and see what we do? We are a friendly bunch and always welcome help and fresh ideas. If you aren’t able to make a meeting, but still want to help out school, you can always join our School Lottery, where there are chances to will prizes and support school at the same time.

If you would like to find out more, come along to one of our meetings, volunteer to be a parent helper at an event, please ask Mrs Edwards in the school office or catch one of the school teachers at the beginning or end of each day.

Thanks, Haz, Martyn, Natalie & everyone in the PTFA

Hugh Barn Lane
New Longton
Phone: 01772 613470
Jim Maloney Headteacher
Sarah Hunter School Business Manager
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