Great Preston VC C of E Primary School

'I can do all things through him who strengthens me.’
Philippians 4.13

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The PTA encourages closer links between school and home through events that raise all-important funds for school. These funds provide materials and activities that support and celebrate our brilliant kids on their learning journey through Great Preston.

A very big thank you to all who have supported the school by donating time and money to the preparation, running or attending of PTA events.

Every year your support enables the PTA to provide:

  • A book bag for all Reception children as they begin their learning journey (from Sep 2023)

  • An exciting ice cream van visit for the whole school, celebrating the successful end of each school year

  • The Year 6 leavers event and photo books, creating magical memories of pupils’ time at Great Preston. 


Additionally, the PTA contributes to one special project each year. This has previously included the new bike shed and the full refurbishment of the school library.  

Project Playground 2023/24

This school year, PTA will continue working towards transforming  playtime for every child!

Play is so important to our children’s educational and social development. Plus, the enjoyment and exercise can also lead to better outcomes in the classroom.

As playground toys have a short lifespan(!) our children need new, and regularly replaced, equipment that is fun, challenging and accessible to all.

This year, the PTA will partner with the pupils’ School Council to ask what playground toys the children themselves would like.

Along with input from our PE Teacher, Mr Parkinson, SEN advice and the playground memories of parents and carers, we hope to provide exciting new playground equipment throughout the rest of the school year.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Easy ways to raise funds for school…



Bags2School donate money to school in return for unwanted clothing, household linen, bags, even cuddly toys. You can place your donations in our new clothing bin or, if you have received our leaflet through your letterbox, on your doorstep for collection. 

Click here for a list of accepted items.


Booking your holiday? Christmas shopping? Hitting Amazon or ordering your regular supermarket shop?  Simply start your shopping through easyfundraising. Thousands of brands and retailers will donate free money to our school - at no extra cost to you. 

Sign-up and select our school as your favoured cause. 


Stikins will donate 30% of your payment whenever you order their easy to use name labels. Simply add our unique school code before you check out, to ensure Great Preston receives a donation at no cost to yourself.

Click here to buy Stikins labels, with our code: 8341



Want to become more hands-on with the PTA?

PTA meetings happen once a month, or more as we approach big events, but you can attend as many or as few meetings as you like.

At these warm and welcoming meetings the PTA turn great ideas into reality (and there’s usually chocolate!).

You can join any meeting, without notice, by arriving at the school office on the date/time advertised on Class Dojo. 

Struggling to attend? We would like to make it easier for parents and carers to join PTA meetings.  Let us know how via

Star Baker? Bob the Builder? Green fingers? Crafty creative? Or simply enthusiastic and willing to muck in? 

The PTA needs different skills at different times of the year, helping out in school or working on small projects at home. 

Leave your contact details at the school office, or email them to, and a member of the PTA will be in touch.

We are particularly interested to hear from companies who may be able to support school by donating raffle prizes, funds or providing volunteers to lend a hand at events.

Do you know or work with/for a company who may be able to help?  We will work closely with you to ensure supporting the PTA is a rewarding experience for all. 

Want to talk more about this?  Email your details to and a member of the PTA will be in touch.

PTA Events for 2023/24

Movie Night (October 2023)

Winter Fayre (December 2023)

Book & Bun Stall (March 2023)


Pre-loved Sale (March 2023)

Bingo Night (May 2024)

Summer Fayre (July 2024)