Knaphill Schools PTA is run on a voluntary basis by parents/guardians/carers of children in the school and by school staff.
All parents, carers, guardians and staff are automatically members of Knaphill Schools PTA and are welcome to attend meetings.
Knaphill Schools PTA is a registered charity and works solely to raise funds for Knaphill Schools, primarily by staging fundraising events, which are used to purchase additional resources, which are not available within the standard school budget.
If you would like to get involved in Knaphill Schools PTA or wish to know more please contact us or speak to any of the team members at school.
What We Do
Update July 2020
We wanted to send a note to thank you for your support and help. When we took over as the new committee in October 2019, none of us imagined just what this year had in store for us all. But we do have some positive news to share with you all:
Despite losing half the year for proper fundraising and having to cancel many events, we have still managed to raise £1,164.01 in the summer term. We have managed to raise this money in the following ways:
Recycling (crisp packets / ink cartridges): £341
Kim Blondell Photography (lockdown photos donation): £421.50
Holly Phillips Photography (lockdown photos donation): £94.50
Amazon Smile: £16.90
Easy Fundraising: £16.11
This brings our grand total for 2019-2020 to £10,865.71. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated time, help, money and recycling to help us reach this amount – whilst it is less than we would normally raise, it will still make a big difference to our schools.
New Website and Logo:
We have a new website and filled it with lots of new information about our work, how you can get involved, how the money is spent and future projects. We also thought it was time for a new logo, which was inspired by our key worker families and key worker school staff. Here is the link to our new site: https://knaphillschoolspta.org.uk/
Autumn Term 2020:
We are working on plans for the Autumn term, and beyond, but at present we are limited on what we can plan. To help you manage your child(ren)s expectations, we should warn you now that we are not planning to have a Christmas Fair. The priority for next term is to support our schools and staff with the return of all pupils to school and we don’t want to do anything to jeopardise or complicate this. But we will look at what we can do instead and we already have some dates for your diary:
– Monday 21st September: Bag2School collection (details TBC)
– Tuesday 6th October: Annual AGM (to be held online with details TBC)
– Thursday 10th December: Pantomime at Woking Theatre (we will have discounted tickets available to purchase if government guidelines permit these shows to go ahead)
– We are also hoping that children will be able to make personalised Christmas cards again.
How we do it
We carefully plan a programme of events to include children, parents, school staffand the community. Some of the events are huge fundraisers and involve lots of planning and help, such as the Summer Fete and Christmas Fair, others are newand we have no idea how much they will raise, but it’s the fun in taking partthat counts and any funds raised is a bonus!
We are always looking for new ideas, so please yell if you would like to suggestor help with any.
We also raise money through more simpler routes such as:
- My School Printing
- Co-op Local Community Fund
We have a social media presence on Facebook and have recently launched a brand new website www.knaphillschoolspta.org.uk which has all of our events, newsletters and important dates on.
You can also contact us via email at email@example.com or leave us an old fashioned message via the school office.
PTA Newsletter – Autumn Term update 2018
PTA Newsletter – Autumn Spring update 2019