Registered Charity No. 1027394
INTRODUCING BRAMHALL HIGH PTA
The money raised by Bramhall High PTA is vital to provide the extras, and even some essentials, that make a real difference to the education of our children. The Head Teacher and staff do a great job of making the most of available resources however the fundraising work of the PTA really is needed.
We aim to meet once every half-term to review ongoing activities and discuss funding requests from school departments and the Head Teacher – everyone is welcome to come along.
What do we do?
Our fundraising activities are great fun and provide an opportunity to meet and get to know other parents. These include: Christmas Fair; student Bag Pack; Family Quiz Night; and a Band & Curry Evening. We also generate funds via the PTA Lottery and Easyfundraising (payments received for online purchases).
What happens to the money we raise?
We aim to cover a good cross-section of the school’s departments ensuring that all our students benefit in some way from the funds we have provided: recently we were able to give the school £14,000 which has been spent on upgraded and new computers for the Learning Point; visualisers and mini ipads for Science; CDs and reading cards for the Foreign Language dept; rowing machines and mixed music CDs for PE; a projector, speaker and DVD player for History; and heatproof safety aprons for Food Tech.
In the past, we have contributed lump sums to the refectory (£22,000) and the new LRC/library (£10,000) as well as providing an upgraded sound/visuals system for the main hall which has benefited all students and in particular those who are involved in the Music and Drama departments.
- How can you help?
Register with Easyfundraising: this is by far the easiest way to help and potentially the most lucrative – http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk There are hundreds of participating retailers and you will be donating to the school at no cost to you just by shopping online.
- Join the PTA Lottery – help the school and be in with a chance to win some money. See below for full details and a Lottery application form.
- Attend our social events – Quiz Night, Band & Curry Evening, Christmas Fair.
- Volunteer a couple of hours to help at the above events – email the contact below.
- Make a donation – you can contribute any amount at any time: cash, or a cheque (made payable to Bramhall High PTA), can be handed in at the main office.
We lose a lot of dedicated PTA parents every year as their children finish Year 11 so we really need plenty of new parents to get involved and show their support when their children join the school; please do not hesitate to contact us via the email address supplied below if you wish to help or require information about our next meeting.
Bramhall High PTA
We are very excited to announce the relaunch of our PTA Lottery, a small lottery registered with the Lotteries’ Commission and organised by Bramhall High PTA. Its aim is to raise vital funds for our school, providing not only extras but also essentials that benefit the education of our children. We quite understand if you are unable to give up your time to help at PTA events but you might consider helping the school by participating in our lottery – you may just become a winner!
For as little as £5.00 a month, you can purchase a number or ‘unit’. Each unit costs £60.00 and can be paid either by direct bank transfer or monthly/annual standing order. There is no limit to the number of units you can purchase. There are 4 draws per academic year; the more people who take part, the bigger the prizes. Membership is open to anyone who has a connection with a student at the school e.g. parents/carers, grandparents, aunts & uncles, staff members etc. Winners will be notified and receive their winnings by post.
The rules are simple: out of all the money raised, one quarter of is given out in prize money and the remainder is retained as funds for the school. There are 500 hundred units available – if we were to sell them all, a total of £30,000 p.a. could potentially be raised, £22,500 of which could then go towards essential equipment and much-needed teaching aids for our children.
Many parents have supported us loyally, year after year, from when their children first joined the school to when they leave at the end of Year 11 and we are always sad when they have to withdraw their membership so new members are always needed and welcome.
Sign up now – all you have to do is complete the PTA Lottery Application Form (Click here): return the top part to school in an envelope clearly marked ‘Bramhall High PTA Lottery’ to the Main Office or via your child’s House Administrator and the bottom part to your bank.
Thank you for your support and good luck!
PTA Lottery co-ordinator