PTFA stands for Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. We are a registered charity, no 285219.
We are a small but merry band of volunteers: parents, a grandparent, a former teacher, the Sports Centre Manager ... we represent a range of members of the local community who are passionate about doing their best to support the staff and students of Sewell Park.
Our main function is fundraising to provide 'extras', which we do in three main ways:
Termly raffles (Christmas gifts, Easter eggs and Summer days out);
Two Quiz & Chips evenings each year, usually in May and November;
Easyfundraising - https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/sewellparkacademyptfa
Most recently we have bought a basketball hoop and table tennis equipment for students to use at break and lunchtime, a display board for the Maths Department and plants, containers, compost etc for the new Gardening and Wildlife Group working in the north quad. Our latest purchase has been a new wheelchair for use in First Aid emergencies.
We also give our time to support staff and students so that the extras can happen: as well as arranging the events above, some of us sell raffle tickets, some support reading, lessons and clubs and a couple of us will be supporting theatre visits.
You can read about our priorities for 2019/20 here
OUR NEXT MEETING - TBC
Justgiving page and general donations
Too busy to give time to the PTFA but would like to help out? We understand that and have a Justgiving page where any donations, however small, are sincerely apprecitaed! www.justgiving.com/sewellparkptfa
If you prefer to deal in cash, you can pop a donation marked PTFA into School Reception ... or just wait for our next raffle and buy tickets then (Christmas Gifts, Easter Eggs and Summer Days Out) ... that way, you could win a prize too - good luck!