Welcome to the PTA
The Cookham Dean School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a registered charity set up to raise much needed funds for the school. All parents of children at the school automatically become members of the PTA and your input and assistance on fundraising events throughout the year is very much appreciated.
We are proud of the amount of money raised every year through PTA events. We currently put on a number of annual events including the Summer Fete, school discos, a quiz and Christmas Tree sale.
We welcome all help, whether running events, baking cakes, designing posters, sourcing raffle prizes, or assisting on task force days.
The current PTA officers are:
- Isadora Bennett, Chair. She became co-chair in 2021 and has one child at the school.
- Jessica Harris, Chair. She became co-chair in 2021 and has one child at the school.
- Joe Bennett, Vice-Chair. He became vice-chair in 2021 and has one child at the school.
- Wendy Dean, Treasurer. She became treasurer in 2018 and has two children at the school.
- Tessa Allanson, Secretary. She became secretary in 2019 and has one child at the school.
Each year group has two class reps, who help to coordinate events and share information.
Latest PTA Meeting Minutes - 3.5.2022
PTA Meeting Minutes - 2021/2022 School Year
PTA Meeting Minutes - 2020/2021 School Year
PTA Annual General Meeting
The PTA AGM for the 2020/2021 school year took place on Zoom on Monday 4th October 2021, at 8.00 pm.
Minutes for AGM held on 4th October 2021
If you would like to give any feedback on the fundraising events held by the PTA, the projects / items the funds raised are spent on or have any ideas for fundraising activities, please see the PTA Chair or your Class Rep at the school gates, email email@example.com with the subject 'PTA Feedback' or if you would rather give feedback anonymously, put anything written in an envelope addressed to the PTA Committee and post it in the school postbox.
Money raised so far in 2021/2022
Gravity Grand Prix - over £1,800
PTA stall at Cookham Dean Village Fete - £400
Maidenhead Boundary Walk - £265
Spooks and Sparkles Disco - £665
Christmas Raffle - £1,700
Christmas Tree Sale - £2,400
12 Days of Christmas Walking Trail - £286
Tea Towels - £410
Pallet Christmas Trees and Chutney - £520
Swimarathon - £1,093
Storytelling Night - £117
Upcoming PTA events and activities 2022/2023
Watch this space and check the weekly school newsletter for details of events and activities you and your children can get involved with to help the school and strengthen our school community.
Gravity Grand Prix - Sunday 11th September
Village Fete - Saturday 17th September
Maidenhead Boundary Walk - Sunday 2nd October
How to raise money for the PTA from the comfort of your home
Give as You Live: It's a free way to raise money for charity when you shop online. Shop at over 4,400 leading stores via the website, Donation Reminder (via Chrome) or app (iPhone and iPad) and you'll raise free funds for Cookham Dean School PTA.
50:50 Club: Our own private lottery, for just £2.50 a month (£30 for a year) you get a membership number that enters you into a monthly draw. Anyone can join - parents, carers, grandparents, friends (over 16) - the more people that join, the bigger the monthly prize pot and more money raised for the school. The prize money will be 50% of the membership fee taken that month. The remaining 50% goes to the school. Ask in the school office for details or contact Charlie Raison on firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAF Give As You Earn: Many employers are signed up to 'Give as You Earn', otherwise known as payroll giving. Donations are taken before tax, which means the charity gets more of your donation and it costs you less. It also means that charities don't have to claim Gift Aid, so there's less admin for them. Some employers also offer 'matched giving', to match money raised or donated via payroll. Contact your HR department to find out if you can do this. You can give to any organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC. The Parent Teacher Association of The Cookham Dean Church of England (Controlled) Primary School is registered charity number 1014698.
Labelling school uniform and other items: You may have already sorted your labelling requirements for keeping track of school uniform, but if not please consider using one (or both!) of the following two companies as the school PTA receives a commission from each sale.
Stamptastic: A personalised stamp usable on most fabrics, metal, wood and some plastics with the company's own special black ink. No more sewing or ironing on labels, you can just stamp everything! Order using the code SL69PH.
Stikins: Multipurpose stick on name labels suitable for all kinds of school items, including school uniform, PE kit and subject equipment. Order using the code 4926.
And what has the school spent the money on?
Over the past few years, money we have raised has either bought or contributed to:
KS1 sandpit and artificial grass
Forest School equipment
School hall floor resurfacing
Year 6 leaver trips
Redecorating the whole school