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.


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.


Upcoming events


Friday 24 February 80s themed Quiz night
Friday 10 March Sponsored Bounce
Friday 17 March Cake sale
Sunday 11 June Half Marathon – Marshalls needed
Saturday 1 July Summer Fair
Friday 14 July Cake sale



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 GillhamTreasurer
Rachel RoeSecretary
Stephen CarpenterPublicity

This Year’s Class Representatives are as follows

Reception  Rachel Cooper and Anna Cook
Year 1 Katie Medd and Mayang Claudius
Year 2 Cora Vanrooijen and Anatolie Jacobson
Year 3 Cinzia Gallo and Kathryn Robinson
Year 4 Krista Pullen and Sarah Matthews
Year 5 Monika Ricks and Alita Benson
Year 6 Rachel Roe and Mel Fermor