Parent Teacher and Friends Association

The Trevelyan Middle School Parent Teacher and Friends Association

Welcome to Trevelyan PTFA

The PTFA is a dedicated group of parents, carers, volunteers and school staff who organise and support a number of events throughout the school year. Our aim is to make school an even more engaging experience for students and their families by creating a sense of community and fun. We raise extra funds too. Money raised by the PTFA is intended to provide those ‘extras’ not supported by the school's public funding – often the fun things that make learning more interesting and exciting for the students.

Funding priorities are decided by the Trevelyan PTFA members jointly with the school. Over the years that has provided much needed items such as computers, playground equipment, school minibuses and more. Moreover, unlike primary schools, middle schools do not run a network of class representatives. Thus, the PTFA is also the activity hub helping parents get to know each other and strengthen their links with the school, teachers and support staff. We welcome all parents, grand-parents, carers, friends and volunteers to be part of the PTFA and the school community. 

Where do funds go?

2018-19 Academic Year

During the 2018-19 school year the PTFA raised £25,246.83, which was an exceptional £10,000 up on the previous year. We used these funds to contribute £5,000 towards the school's minibus fund, £5,896.50 to the school corridor makeover, £446.40 to Design & Technology and £425.79 to kitchen equipment. Another £700 went towards school stationery needs and we helped fund £612.76 in Enrich fund rewards. Together with the school we supported the summer production with £200 for costume hire and have applied for £5,000 in grant funding for outdoor table tennis tables.

2019-2020 Academic Year

Every year the PTFA organises a number of events, eagerly awaited by students of all year groups. Here are some key activities we plan to run this year:

The annual Fireworks display

  • Christmas fair
  • Spooky and Spring discos
  • Easter egg tombola
  • Refreshments at Summer school production and Sports day
  • Tuck shops

We will continue to contribute to the school’s minibus fund, Enrich rewards fund and equipment needs as well as other agreed activities.

See the calendar on the school website for dates and times of upcoming events and the newsletters for more information.

How Do I Get Involved?  Your Helping Hands Make A Big Difference

There are many different ways you can help with the PTFA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not. If you can't commit to a big role, look out for smaller contributions like running a stall at the disco or a fair, baking for a cake sale or sorting prizes for a raffle. And of course, you can always support PTFA events by simply coming along.

Please contact us at pta@trevelyan.org.uk if you want to know more.