Friends (PTA)

So far this academic year the Friends’ have given the school an amazing £14,449.50.  Thank you so much to all the parents for your continued support through the Friends’ fundraising events. It’s thanks to your generosity that we are able to raise such a fantastic amount.

The monies have helped fund a new Soundfield System for Year 6; Year 6 school journey coach and autograph keepsake books; Numicon Maths Resource (Early Years to Yr 6); Boom bamboo tamboo instruments; Repairs to the reception area leisure logs; Spelling Scheme for KS1 & KS2; K9 web protection for the whole school; New Oxford Tree books for years 1 – 4.  Additionally the fundraising from the late Summer Soiree helped to finance a much needed refurbishment of the boys toilets and new blinds in the classrooms.

Upcoming Events

Friday 24th February       80s Quiz Night

Friday 24th February       Sponsored Bounce

Friday 17th March             Cake Sale

Sunday 11th June              Half Marathon – Marshalls needed

Saturday 1st July              Summer Fair

Friday 15th July                Cake Raffle

Friends Logo

The money that the Friends raise for Abbey school is invaluable.  On average, we raise £10,000 a year to enhance the school, buying educational resources and helping to improve the school environment.  Over the years, thanks to the generous support of many parents and local businesses, the children of Abbey School have benefited from such things as brand new IPads and top of the range playground equipment.

Last year the funds were used to support the teaching of maths in the school with the purchase of the Numicon maths resources.  The children’s musical education was also enhanced with the purchase of a set of Boom Bamboo Tamboo instruments and the Leisure Logs in Reception were repaired.

This year the Friends would like to support the teaching of English through the purchase of a new spelling scheme and new Oxford Reading Tree books.   They would also like to buy K9 web protection.

So that we can continue to enhance the excellent education provided and offer the children a fun and engaging environment in which to spend their school days we have an exciting programme of fundraising events scheduled for the coming up this year.

Do you shop online?

Whenever you use eBay, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, Boden and many more you can raise funds for the school.

All you need to do is register for easyfundraising HERE then when you are ready to shop instead of going directly to the retailer website, log into easyfundraising first and click on the retailer you want to shop with. You’ll then be taken to the retailer’s website where you shop as you would normally but because you visited easyfundraising first the school gets a donation.

…but we’re always open to new ideas! Please contact us on

Shirley AndersonChair
Richard GillinTreasurer
Rachel RoeSecretary
Stephen CarpenterPublicity

This Year’s Class Representatives are as follows:-

Year Group
RAnatolie JacobsonAmanda AllenCaroline Trotman
1Anna cookJo West
2katie MeddMayang Claudius
3Rebecca WardCora Van Rooijen
4Kathryn RobinsonMaria McVeyLaura Howes
5Wilma RixJennie CartwrightLiz Haycock
6Alita BensonMonica Rix