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Parent teacher association (PTA)

Birchwood Grove is very fortunate to have an active and well supported Parent Teacher Association which is run by a voluntary committee of parents and staff. They give their time generously to organise and run a calendar of events throughout the year. Through these events, the parents and staff raise thousands of pounds each year. These funds have provided Birchwood Grove with a variety of resources; such as, interactive whiteboards, the 'Read, Write, Inc' programme and whole school playtime equipment. Recently, they funded the design and renovation of the library and learning zone to support children's education across the curriculum.

If you have any suggestions for fund raising events or would like to get involved with the PTA we would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact us:


The committee relies on parents to help run and support these events. All parents of children at the school automatically become members of the PTA and are encouraged to join the committee, or to give some time to help run the PTA events, which are all great fun and very rewarding.



Recent updates from Birchwood Grove's PTA

It's Christmas Fayre Time..

 Here are some of the exciting things happening...


You will have received 2 booklets of raffle tickets. If you require more there are more available from the office. Please return any sold and unsold raffle tickets to the office by Friday 29th November.

We have some exciting raffle prizes but would love to add to our list. If you own a business or know people who do please ask for a raffle prize.

Non Uniform day

In exchange for a bottle of drink and chocolates for the tombola’s, your child can wear non uniform/ Christmas jumper to school on Friday 29th November.

Biscuit decorating

The infants will not be decorating biscuits in school time this year. We will be having a decorate a biscuit table at the fayre where for 50p you can decorate your biscuit and take it home.

Santa’s Grotto

Tickets are £3 and are available online at until Tuesday 26th November at 10 p.m. and will be on sale after school at the Key Stage 1 benches from 2.40 p.m. till 3.10 p.m. on Monday until Thursday next week.

Card machine payments

All the stalls at the Christmas Fayre will accept both cash and £1 PTA tokens. PTA tokens will be available for sale on the day where we will be accepting credit and debit card payments for the first time. 

Tokens will be 5 for £5 or 11 for £10 from the raffle table in the middle of the hall.  We will not be selling other denominations.


We are very excited about our new stall this year. It is called ELFRIDGES. This will be in Dicker House and it is a room where children can go in, buy and wrap presents for their loved ones. There will be 4 tables consisting of various items that will be £1, £1.50, £2 and £2.50. There will be some year 5/ 6 students there to help with the wrapping of the gifts if your child would like to go in on their own.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Committee


The PTA AGM was held at 9 a.m. on 21st October 2019. In the last year we raised £13,256.39 and made donations of £13,175.09 to the school. We held several events over the year with the Summer and Christmas Fayre’s being our biggest fundraisers. The PTA would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and carers who helped at the various events throughout the school year, without your help the events would not be able to take place. With your help and support we have donated 60 iPads, contributed to Opera Brava and provided other essential resources the school has requested.


This year we had to say goodbye to a three committee members: Susan Stalker, Sabine Rowen and Sylwia Dudek. A very special thanks to Sylwia who has been our Treasurer for the last 4 years. We thank her for all her hard work and commitment. 


We welcome seven new members to the committee this year: Katherine Grant, Melanie Hart-Murison, Amanda Holland, Natalie Jillett, Elle Rome, Caroline Triggs and Jo Triggs.


Your PTA Committee for 2019/2020 is:

Michelle Ashbridge - Chair Tina Stovell
Amanda Simmonds - Vice Chair Miranda Griffin
Daniel Jones - Treasurer Helen Payne
Marie Penny - Secretary Sarah Price
Sarah- Jane Evans Dominique Carter
Mike Lorusso Catherine Raby
Katherine Grant  Amanda Holland 
Natalie Jillett Elle Rome 
Paul Apsey   Katy Perrett
Melanie Hart-Murison  Louise Clifford-Smith
Katie Thompson  Caroline Triggs
Jo Triggs


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 Library and Learning Zone

The PTA funded the conversion of the computer suite into the new Library and Learning Zone. This woodland themed area is a great space for the children to support their learning. It includes computing resources, different learning zones and space for all our library books. You can see the renovation pictures below. 


Sept 2018

Jan 2019


Upcoming PTA events

Christmas Fayre 30th November 2019