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Friends of CGPS


All parents and carers of children at the school are members of the Parent Teacher Association also known as ‘Friends of Cawston Grange’.  


The PTA is very active and fosters close contact between parents and the school. We organise a variety of well-attended social events and hold various fund raising functions, which have had a very significant effect on the provision of resources for the school. Our challenge is to help raise additional funding for the school, involve the school and wider community - whilst having fun!

Regular events we help to organise…

Summer Sizzler, Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Discos, and Seasonal Raffles


Would you like to get involved? You can contribute as little or as much as you can. There is no formal commitment and everyone is welcome to come along and help.  Please get in touch with one of the committee members, or find us on Facebook 'Friends of Cawston Grange PTA'


Current Committee Members

Sarah Burchill (Chair),  TBC (Vice Chair), Liz Dean (Treasurer), Sarah Hayward-Bradley (Minutes Secretary), Lindsey Walsh (Communications Secretary),  Steph Dixon (Fundraising Lead), Clare Polley,  Milly Hutchinson, Phil Cooke, Nicola Burbery


We are parents from a range of school years.  You can contact us on e-mail: cawstongrangeprimarypta@gmail.com or via the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/284135132088103/


Who does what? - Committee Roles

The playground project is likely to cost around £25,000.  We are using £5,500, the majority of last year’s fundraising pot, to launch the appeal.  With your support, we hope to increase this to £15,000 , and have one piece of equipment installed by the end of the school year.

We aim to do this largely through sponsorship and donation, and by running a full programme of fundraising activities throughout the year.






Already have lots on your plate? Don’t fancy joining a committee? No time to attend meetings? But still want to help?  There are LOTS of ways to contribute to our fundraising effort…


  • Spend an hour each week to help run our campaign from your home
  • Register on PTA Facebook and keep up with our progress and programme of events
  • Buy our fundraising merchandise (tea towels, bag 4 life, T shirts)
  • Volunteer to be a class representative - share info with your child’s class, and generate help
  • Organise a fundraising activity with your child’s class
  • Tell us if you are willing to be a regular volunteer for the PTA - help at events, sell tickets etc
  • Find out if your company offers matched giving or is willing to be a sponsor
  • Identify local businesses that may be willing to donate
  • Send us your fundraising ideas
  • If you are short of time, but still want to help, consider a STO or single donation
  • Tell your friends and family about what we are doing
  • Tell us if you have a skill or trade that you are willing to offer (photography, carpentry, decorating, gardening, web design)
  • Let us know if you are a skilled bid writer
  • Find out if your employer operates a Corporate Responsibility to the Community scheme
  • Join in our Bag2School Appeal
  • Send your spare pennies and other small change to school
  • Send us your left-over foreign currency
  • Sign up to one of our easy fundraising schemes – check out Facebook
  • Donate outgrown school uniform
  • Bring in your used printer cartridges and check if you can donate your company’s cartridges
  • Sponsor your child in fundraising activities
  • ANY other way you or your business can help – we want to hear about it!


If you can help with ANY of the above, please let us know at cawstongrangeprimarypta@gmail.com or message us via our Friends of Cawston Grange PTA https://www.facebook.com/groups/284135132088103/ Facebook page,

or speak to your class teacher.



And don’t forget, we have already teamed up with many companies to provide cashback for the PTA when you purchase items online.  See the below document for further information.

PTA Cashback and Incentives

Upcoming Events.....


Non School Uniform Day - Friday 30 November

Children are invited to wear non-uniform in return for donations to the Christmas Hamper Raffle. Christmas food and drink items will be gratefully received on that day and children may wear non-uniform as a thank you for contributions. Please ensure food items are in date for the Christmas period. There will be collection points inside the gate in the morning. Hamper Raffle tickets will be sent home on Thursday 29 November and will be on sale during December at Christmas plays. The raffle will be drawn during the Christmas carol service on 20 December 2018


Christmas Disco Reception & Year 1 – Tuesday 18 December 2.00-3.00pm

Reception and Year 1 will have their Christmas Disco in school on Tuesday 18 December from 2.00pm- 3.00pm. This will be led by their teachers and teaching assistants. Children may wear their disco clothes to school that day. The PTA will support the disco with refreshments. A voluntary contribution of £1.00 would be appreciated and will be collected on the day via the teachers. This disco provides a taster for the younger children, when they then get to Year 2 the evening disco is not unfamiliar.

Christmas Disco Year 2-6 Tuesday 18 December 5.30-6.30pm

Tickets for the disco will be on sale during lunchtimes on in December (dates TBC) Ticket cost is £2.00 or there is an option to pay on the night which will be £2.50. To help with the queuing process we will have two clearly marked entrances, so that children with tickets can enter quickly. Parents/carers should drop children for 5.30pm and collect them at 6.30pm. This is a child only event and due to safeguarding procedures parents are asked not to stay.