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Cragside PTFA
(Parent, Teacher and Friends Association) 


About Us

As a parent, guardian, teacher or governor you are automatically a member of the PTFA. As a member you will meet parents, have fun and play a part in helping your child's school. We are a registered charity, our aim is to raise money to enhance the learning environment and experience at Cragside.

What value doed the PTFA add?

The school receives limited money from the government. The extra money generated by the fund raising is essential.

What we have funded 2017-2019

  • 15 new iPads and storage trolley

  • Whole school theatre trips

  • Sand and sand pit for Reception

  • Improvements and repairs to the playground

  • Y1 Big sing mini singers workshop and small world play equipment

  • Dance (Nutcracker Y2, Bhangra Y4) workshops

  • Transport for Y3 to visit Laing Art Gallery

  • Big Sing for KS2 (Y5)

  • Year 6 Leavers books

  • T-shirts for the school choir

  • New books for the library

  • Phonics teaching materials

  • End of year summer picnic celebration

  • Class Christmas parties

PTFA FUNdraising Events

  • Christmas fair

  • Quiz night

  • Wine tasting

  • Summer picnic

  • Cake sales

  • Reception welcome drinks

  • Refreshments at school meetings and school productions

  • Christmas cards

  • Pre-loved Uniform Sale

  • Charity Bag collections

  • Raffles

Everyone within the Cragside community can play a part

  • Thanks to the 52 people who have selected Cragside School through 'The Giving Machine', you have raised an amazing £442.78, just with one extra click. So if you buy anything online then please register through The Giving Machine - it is super simple. When you shop online just click @the Giving Machine' then select your store of choice. Most online retailers are linked to it eg. Amazon, Argos, Next, Decathlon, Tesco, Trainline, H&M, eBay, Sainsburys, ASDA, John Lewis, Waitrose, Boots, British Airways, Screwfix, B&Q, bookings.com, TUI etc. are linked to it and they make a donation to our charity when you shop through their site (by investing 5 minutes to register you can raise money effortlessly): https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/cragside-home-school-association/support/ 

  • Volunteer to help with a fundraising event; donate raffle prizes; help set up events; help out on day e.g. tombola at Christmas fair or just come along and enjoy. Are you linked to a business that could sponsor a stall or event?

  • Become a class rep and help co-ordinate  any class based fundraising and attend a PTFA meeting to offer ideas ans support. Volunteers for the committee are always welcome.

A Parent's Experience

"I attended one of the PTFA meetings when my daughter started reception. I then became a class Rep and committee member. There is no pressure to attend all meetings. I help with events when I can, which has been fulfilling and fun. I've enjoyed learning about the school and meeting other parents. It has also made me aware of how expensive activities and equipment are and the need to fundraise to support the school".

Parents and staff give their support in lots of practical ways such as collecting prizes, running a stall at the fair, applying for grants, getting raffle prizes or sponsorship from their employers etc.. The success of any fundraiser is dependent on the generous support from parents, class reps, friends and staff. We very much appreciate this support.

Have ideas or wish to volunteer? Please email us at cragsideptfa@gmail.com (we will add you to our circulation list). Also check out our Facebook page and noticeboard in the school yard.

Thank you.

PTFA Elected Committee

Chair: Laura Falconer

Vice Chair: Zosia Brownsword

Secretary: Ruth Finn

Treasurer: Jennie Webb

PTFA Committee: Becky Jackson, Kerry Elliott, Lucy Howells, June Wright, Emma Lewis, Ellie Cook, Sophie Alderson, Somayya Gani, Stuart Daun, Joe Prince, Owen Jeffries, Clarisse Almeida, Anne Simpson, Jo Tabaku, Fozia Saleem, Simon Bomken and Leo Freitas.


PTFA Minutes 10/10/2020

PTFA Minutes 19/05/20

PTFA Minutes 12/03/20

PTFA Minutes 06/02/20

PTFA Meeting Action Points 06/02/20

Amended Minutes 22/10/19

Action Points 02.10.19

Amended Minutes 02.10.19

Amended Minutes 02.10.19

AGM Notice Wednesday 2nd October

Meeting Minutes 19/06/19

Action Points 18/05/19 and 19/06/19

Action Points PTFA 08/05/2019

Meeting Minutes 08/05/2019

Meeting Minutes 06/03/2019

Meeting Minutes 16/01/19

Summer Raffle Prizes & Winners

AGM Summary

2018-2019 Class Reps

Meeting Minutes 07/11/18

Meeting Minutes 26/09/18

Meeting Minutes 07/06/18

Meeting Minutes 02/05/18

Meeting Minutes March 2018

Meeting Minutes October 2017

Meeting Minutes Sept 2017

Meeting Minutes May 2017

Meeting Minutes March 2017

Meeting Minutes January 2017

Newsletter October 2016

Cragside Christmas Fair 2016

PTFA Meeting Minutes 13.10.16

Cragside Christmas Fair Raffle Prizes 








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