Hello and welcome to Chessington School PTA
SEEKING NEW PARENTS TO TAKE THE PTA FORWARD FROM SPETEMBER 2023!
The aim of our PTA is to organise social events and fundraising activities for the purpose of creating a community involving children, families and staff from our school and the local area. We are a parent-led association, supported by Mr Ali, Headteacher with involvement from various members of staff and the Senior Leadership Team.
We normally hold meetings every few months to discuss and decide upon upcoming events – some of which include a fireworks night, live bands, comedy night, pub quiz and coffee mornings. We are also involved in the schools' community projects and have helped with the SEN garden, Wellbeing Room supporting mental health and The Den. We also support school-led events across the year, welcoming new families to the school and assisting with charity coffee mornings plus other occasions. Unfortunately, these activities have had to be put on hold until we have a full committee.
FIREWORKS - We always have a very successful fireworks and BBQ event at the end of term in October. Over 500 people attended across the night, the fireworks were amazing and the feedback from parents, carers and friends of Chessington has been great, so we look forward to adding that to next year's calendar and making it an annual event again. Thank you to everyone that attended.
SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALE: We are looking for a small team of helpers to assist with, or manage completely, the large amount of uniform we have stacking up! We have not been able to hold a second hand uniform sale until now as since the change of blazer to the new style, we haven't had many given back in to us - but now we have a few blazers, hundreds of white shirts and trousers, a few sports kits and the odd pair of shoes and trainers. So if you would like to help with this - please get in touch!
Due to COVID-19 the PTA have not been able to fundraise for Chessington School. Parents/carers can donate a small amount each month by direct debit. Be it £1, £3, £5 or £10 per month or more, or a single donation, every single penny counts towards much-needed items for the school.
You can set this up via your bank directly to the Chessington PTA (business) bank account.
Sort code: 23-05-80 Account no: 25001508
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can acknowledge and confirm receipt.
A new committee is needed to take the PTA forward. Tracy Dale, who has been running the PTA and events for 4 years will soon be leaving us. Please get in touch if you are interested! Email email@example.com
We are always looking for new committee members, grateful for help at events, a fresh pair of eyes and new ideas so do please get in touch if you would like to be involved. Please!
This PTA has been operating since September 2017. Our next AGM will be held as soon as possible in the next academic year. We hope to recruit many new members each term, especially from the new Year 7 intake in September. You are all welcome to attend the AGM and a notice will be sent prior to the meeting.
All our fundraising and social events rely on the support of parents and friends to help organise and also to turn up! We would love to hear from you with any ideas or help you can offer, so do please get in touch.
We hope you and your children will enjoy everything on offer at Chessington School, and we can count on your support. If you have any questions then do please get in touch, not just about the PTA but also about general school life.
Chairman – Chessington PTA