Welcome to Wickford Primary School Parent Teacher Association (WPS PTA)
WPS PTA formed on 31 January 2022, and aims to bring together parents/carers, teachers and children to raise funds, strengthen the school community and improve the school experience for our children.
The funds raised by a PTA make a real difference to the school and our pupils, providing extra resources and, in some cases, making it possible for extra-curricular activities to happen.
Parents, carers and children of WPS have raised over £2400 since Spring 2022!
The PTA have used some of the funds raised to purchase 150 books for the new book vending machines in Upper and Lower School, and colouring pens and pencils for each class.
Meet the Committee Members
The PTA will be selling Southend Adventure Island day bands over the summer holidays - please email email@example.com with the number required, and we will arrange collection and payment with you. Day bands are available for £15 each – saving you £10 on the door!
How you can support the WPS PTA
There are many ways to support the PTA and there are no expectations on any parent/carer - any amount of time you can give to the PTA will always be well received!
- Volunteering at events or coordinating events/fundraising activities
- Donating pre-loved items
- Donating raffle prizes
- Engaging with events, and encouraging others to attend
- Enter the school’s unique code when buying from school supplies websites
- Suggesting your own brilliant ideas are all ways of getting involved.
Fundraise without knowing it...!
The PTA are in the process of registering WPS with a variety of school supplies companies and online shopping sites - so that a donation is made by the company when you purchase from them or log in via them – at no cost to you.
Stikins - name labels
The PTA are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Stikins to offer parents and carers the opportunity to purchase quality labels for your children’s school uniform, whilst earning the school commission at the same time!
The name labels simply stick onto the wash-care label of clothing. They can even be used in shoes, on water bottles, lunch boxes, bags… They are washing machine, tumble-dryer, dishwasher and even microwave-proof! Naming of clothing is a school requirement and we are hoping that with this opportunity we can start to eliminate lost property whilst raising funds!
How it works:
Each order placed quoting the school reference number 25331 will provide the school with 30% commission. Click here to order your labels online.
easyfundraising – thousands of retailers will donate for free!
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Wickford Primary School PTA with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including Amazon, eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wickfordpta/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Wickford Primary School PTA at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and WPS PTA will be really grateful for your donations.
If you have any fundraising ideas, have a question or would like to join the PTA (any amount of time you can give will be greatly received), please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also see details of future events in the weekly WPS newsletter and on our 'Wickford Primary School PTA' Facebook page.
Many thanks to the following businesses for donating vouchers or items to support the PTA's fundraising:
Tesco, Totes, Everyone Active Wickford, Southend Adventure Island, Gemma Blackham Hairdressing, Wickford Balloons, Putt Party Portable Crazy Golf Hire, South Essex Gymnastics Club.