About Us

Playground equipment funded by the PTA

We are very fortunate at our school to have a PTA that is and has been such an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance our children's education and the facilities in school in general.

But our PTA is about much, much more than just fundraising. The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school, and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too - just ask any of the PTA committee members or helpers. Obviously as in any organisation, there are times when it is more 'challenging', but with the continued support of parents and staff, our PTA has always succeeded in its efforts.

All parents and members of the school community can get involved if they want to, even if they only have a small amount of time available, and all parents are automatically members of the Association when their children join our school.

The PTA is extremely conscious of the ethos and morals of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this. Not all of our events are run as fundraisers. Our children's discos and fun afternoons are run with the aim of giving the children a good time and as a way of thanking families for their continued support for the PTA.

Why Are We A Registered Charity?

The Charities Act 1993 requires organisations such as ours with an annual income in excess of £1,000 to register with the Charity Commission.

As a Charity we must abide by Charity Commission rules and regulations and we are bound by a constitution. Our constitution sets out rules about how we operate as a PTA and how we conduct ourselves. A full copy can be obtained from the PTA Treasurer.

Being a Registered Charity gives us many extra benefits:

  • We are able to apply for Gift Aid, which can earn us an extra 25p in every pound donated to the PTA, out of earned income. Please see the PTA Gift Aid Declaration Form.
  • We can raise funds more easily from grant giving trusts, local businesses etc
  • We can take advantage of charity matched giving schemes
Our PTA History

St. Joseph's PTA have always been a major part of the school. Many of the people, who were committee members previously, still help us out in a number of ways today. Some of our staff too, who have had children at our school and who are now adults were also part of the PTA. So you can see we are a very close knit community.