The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parents and senior staff who work together to support the school community for the benefit of all the children. We do this by raising funds for projects and supporting many of the school’s events. Funds raised by the PTA have gone towards the sports centre, school minibuses, football posts, picnic benches and other smaller and important projects to enhance the school site.
We raise funds through pre-loved school uniform sales, the 300 Club, the autumn term parents’ quiz evening and other activities – and are always open to new ideas!
The PTA supports many school events. This includes sponsoring prizes for the Awards Evening, and providing refreshments at the Careers Fair, International Business Week, concerts and new parents' evenings.
We are delighted to see new people show interest in becoming part of the PTA and would like to extend a particular welcome to those new to the school. Please do click the contact button below to get in touch.
We meet once or twice a term at the school for one hour, starting at 7pm.
The PTA held its first and very successful Christmas Fair at the school on Saturday 25th November 2023. Over 30 colourful and creative stalls attracted a large number of visitors to browse for those special Christmas gifts and to enjoy the BBQ, mulled wine and refreshments. There was lots of enthusiasm for the beautiful Raffle prizes and the Bottle Tombola was very busy. Funds raised will go to supporting school projects.
See you at next year's Fair.
PTA Meetings 2023-24
The next meeting is Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 7pm.
Preloved School Uniform
The Ashcombe School's Preloved Uniform store is run by PTA volunteers. The aim is to support sustainable reuse of good quality school uniform items, whist raising funds to reinvest into our school. We welcome donations of good quality second-hand uniform which we can offer to families for reasonable suggested donations.
We aim to run a sale each term (dates notified by ParentMail and in school weekly newsletter).
To arrange an opportunity to look/ browse/try and buy uniform please contact us on the following email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that stock and size availability cannot be guaranteed, and we would always advise you to come and see/try the clothing items for yourself. We can offer a fitting room on-site for you to check the fit. As we operate on the availability of a very small team of volunteers, exchanges and refunds are not possible. We accept both card and cash payments.
For further information about pre-loved uniform matters, please contact us at email@example.com Thank you.
The 300 Club: what is it and how it works
The 300 Club is run by the PTA and, along with the sale of uniform, is the main means of raising funds for the school. We currently have 210 members.
Members are allocated a specific number at a cost of £12.00 per annum per number (payable by standing order or cash). Members can have as many numbers as they wish.
There are two Draws a year held at suitable Ashcombe School events. At each Draw, there are three prizes of £300, £200 and £100.
To join, please complete the application form and return it to:
The 300 Club Treasurer,
c/o The Ashcombe School,
or hand it in via your child at the School Office.
You are welcome to adjust the amounts on the Standing Order if you would like more numbers allocated to you.
If you would like to join the club (or if you want to double check your membership!), feel free to email me at the email address detailed below. Apologies, but payments cannot be made online at the present time.
Many thanks to all those who have recently signed up and to all our other members. Your support is much appreciated.
Raise money for the PTA while shopping online - The Giving Machine
You can raise funds for the PTA when shopping online – at no cost to you! All you need to do is register with The Giving Machine by clicking here. Shop by going on to The Giving Machine’s website or app and then click your chosen retailer’s logo. They’re all there, from John Lewis to Amazon, eBay and Apple. A small percentage of what you spend goes to up to four charities of your choice. Please choose the Ashcombe PTA as one of them.
Who's who in the PTA & contact emails
Chair: Carlene Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Fiona Parker
Treasurer: Anne McCloskey
Preloved Uniform Sales: Barbara Tucker email@example.com
300 Club: Tori Burke