What we do
We are fortunate at our school to have a Parent Association that is an integral part of the school community. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved. All families are automatically members of the ‘Friends of Mead Road School’ when their child joins our school.
Our Parent Forum is about much more than simply fundraising. It 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.
The Parent Forum meet on a regular basis usually once or twice per term, with smaller working groups meeting as necessary when we are planning larger events.
There is one representative per class who provides a link between individual classes and parents and the FMRS. The support from class representatives is vital when it comes to organising our main events, from selling tickets to organising rotas of help. Class repres- entatives also organise social events for their class.
Who we are
The committee is made up of the following members:
Chair – Sue Horler
Vice Chair – Amy Thomas
Secretary – Marie Martin
Treasurer – Holly Church
Social Media – Natalie Pritchard
How we raise money
Some of our most popular events have been: Christmas Bazaar, Spring Bazaar and Eggstravag- anza, Summer Fair, Pamper Evenings, Panto trips, Scavenger Hunts and Cake Sales.
How we spend the money we raise
We always endeavour to spend our funds in ways that will benefit all our children across all areas of the school and curriculum. In the past we have raised over £11,000 to assist with the cost of upgrading the ICT Suite.
At the moment our focus is to raise funds to make improvements to the school play- ground. Some of the equipment desperately needs replacing, and we would like to modernise the area to make it an inviting and stimulating place for the children to play safely.
How we get information to you
You will be informed by text messages and electronic newsletters.
School Uniform Shop
- Friends of Mead Road School (PTA) run a ‘new to you’ shop for School Uniform. All in excellent condition, a variety of sizes, and most items
- Remember how quickly they grow –save yourself a fortune!
- All money goes directly to ‘supporting school life’
- Drop into the school oﬃce.
How you can get involved
We always welcome parents’ involvement and there are many diﬀerent ways to help out. You can volunteer to help out at one of the big events or there are always jobs that can be done from home, if you have half an hour to spare, e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raﬄe tickets etc. You can also help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use; everything is potentially valuable to us. Please contact the school oﬃce if you feel able to help.