We hope this page will give you a flavour of what the PTA is about. We welcome feedback and ideas on how we can make improvements. Please contact us on the email below with any comments.
As your child moves from primary to secondary school, the chance to get to know and network with other parents, or to find out what’s going on in school are more limited as you lose out on ‘playground life’.
Being part of the PTA can give you the opportunity to meet other parents, to participate in the life of the school as well as to raise invaluable funds.
What is the PTA, how to get involved and how to contact us?
The current PTA is an active group of parents, who together with the Headteacher, Annie Thomson, work with the school to raise funds to improve the school experience for all our children. The PTA is a vital part of the school community, and helps in building links between school and home.
We usually meet in the second week of each half term for an hour or so. The date of the next meeting is shown below. Meetings are held in the school Boardroom: turn left through school reception and go to the end of the corridor past the Headteacher’s office, and everyone is welcome. Minutes of previous meetings can be found on the left under the 'PTA Downloads' section if you would like to know more about what goes on.
All parents are automatically part of the PTA and we are always on the lookout for ideas about events and for helpers.
If your time is limited, you don’t have to attend all the meetings. You can choose to help in organising a particular event, offer a particular skill, (like marketing), or help out with backroom admin tasks.
Attending events and encouraging other parents to support events also helps.
Bids for funds can be made at our PTA meetings each half term. Click here for a copy of the bid form.
If you want to find out more about what it's like to be on the PTA you can talk directly to one of our parent/form reps - details below.
- Year 8 – Angela Moffat: 07799 037069
- Year 9 – Salpi Roberts: 07762 595936
- Year 10 – Bex Pooley: 07841 976924
- Year 11 – Nikki Oliver: 07789 437729
- Year 12 – Julie Rayes: 07940 467681
- Year 13 – Charlotte Little: 07793 800652
Alternatively, drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next PTA Meeting:
Thursday 11th January 2018 at 7:00pm in the Board Room followed by M Festival meeting (all welcome)
Next Second Hand Uniform Sale:
Saturday 6th January 2018 10:30 to 11:30am in the Board Room
All proceeds from sales go to the PTA to help fund school projects. Donations of good quality, clean uniform can be made via school reception or can be collected within the St Albans area. Please contact Sara at email@example.com with the subject 'UNIFORM' for more details.
We look forward to hearing from you!
With dedicated support from PTA volunteers and staff, and the attendance of parents at these events over the past couple of years, we have managed to raise:
- 2nd Hand Uniform Sales (to date) - £3,700
- Bunnings BBQ & Cake Sale June 2017 - £458
- Y7 Disco March 2017 - £528
- Quiz Night March 2017 - £501
- Toy Tombola December 2016 - £111
- 'M' Festival, 7th Marlborough Musical Festival July 2016 - £15,000
- St Albans Half Marathon Marshalling June 2016 - £450
- Quiz Night March 2016 - £343
- Christmas Fair & Toy Tombola December 2015 - £311
- 'M'Festival, 6th Marlborough Musival Festival July 2015 - £11,700
We've been able to contribute to student life by purchasing:
- 30 x Athletic Vests for PE Faculty
- LED stage lighting for our new Drama/Dance Studio
- Portable Printing Press for Art Department
- Guitar Amps, Microphones, 6Drum Kits and DJ equipment for the Music Department
- GoPro Action Camera for use on school trips
- 30 Laptops for use in the Humanities Faculty by students
- Marlborough's gymnastic team's leotards
- Extra staging for use in school productions, drama lessons and the music festival
- Ukuleles for lunchtime and after-school lessons
- Equipment for DofE trips/award
- A 3-D printer for design and technology
- A display cabinet for art
- Apple Macs
- Chess Sets
- Science Equipment
- Plus lots more!
We have signed up for Gift Aid as a way of helping the school and hope you will consider it too.
Gift Aid is a great way of donating to a worthy cause and making your hard earned cash go that bit further. Thanks to tax relief, for every £1 you donate, the school will receive £1.28. And if you are a higher rate tax payer you can claim back the 20% difference in tax too!
It is amazing how much difference a few parents doing this can make. For every 10 parents that sign up donating £5 a month the school raises an incredible £768 per year!
This money can then be used by the school to spend on those little extras that help improve the school experience for our children.
If you would be prepared to support the school in this way the declaration form is available to download by clicking here. Please return to the school after completion.