Friends of Chesterton School | Registered Charity No 1155348 

Who are the Friends?

We are the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and a registered charity whose aim is to raise funds and resources for the children at the Chesterton school. We achieve that by running events throughout the year in partnership with the school and parents.

New members are always welcome

If you cannot commit to signing up as a full regular member, you can always sign up to pledge to help at events instead. Please email to find out more.

Where does the money raised go?

Last year we held various fundraising events. The funds raised have benefited all children at Chesterton School. Here are some examples of how the money raised was spent:

  • In December, the Friends funded the Christmas parties for all the children in the school (including Busy Bees) and the presents given by Father Christmas.
  • We have also just placed an order for Chesterton ‘branded’ hoodies and t-shirts so that when the children attend sporting events off site they have a PE uniform they can wear.
  • Every year each school year group (including Busy Bees) are given £100 to put towards a school trip or in school visit of their choice.
  • We also contribute towards the year 6 leavers party and have done this for many years so even if your child isn’t currently in year 6 to benefit from this…they will be one day!

Raising funds to enhance the outside area

During 2017, we will continue to support the Christmas Parties, School Trips and Year 6 Leavers Party. We also recognise that children are in need of new equipment to enhance the outside area of the school.

We are in the process of gathering several quotes but to fund a project like this we need to raise somewhere around £10-12k. The summer and Christmas fetes (along with some very generous donations) have our total at £3300 so we have some way to go, your support at any of the fundraising events we hold is how we can potentially get there – along with further donations or grants.

If anyone is aware of any grants we might be able to apply for, or work for a company that might offer matched funding for events please can you contact the office with further information.

Dates for Your Diary

School Discos – Friday 19th May

Infant Disco 3.30 – 4.30pm

Junior Disco 4.45 – 6.00pm

Father’s Day Sale – w/c 12th June

Summer Fete – Friday 30th June


January 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter




Chesterton Primary School, Apsley Rd, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1SS

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