Friends of St James
The Friends of St James is our PTA. When your child starts here, parents automatically become a member of The Friends which is a registered school charity. Loads of school mums and dads are actively involved in it and it's our job to do two things…
The first is to raise money for our school. Parents here have always been extremely generous of their time and their money and everything that is raised goes straight back to the school to benefit all the children. In the past we’ve equipped the school with interactive computers in each classroom and new playground equipment. We also give each class an allowance every term that goes towards things like the cost of cooking ingredients or small art projects that the teachers can use to bring their lessons to life.
Our second and equally important job, is to make everyone at St James Primary feel like part of a community and to organise things that are fun for our children and their families. Each year we run all school events such as a Summer Fair, Christmas Discos, Quiz Nights and Bonfire Evening. But we also get involved in smaller things such as uniform sales and class cake sales. All these are put on by the Friends and help to bridge the gap between home and school.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, baked for, donated to, helped with, repped at, collected for, bought from, sang at, hosted and finally came to our wonderful Christmas Fair
You may not know that each term the Friends donate £150 to every class in school to help pay for additional resources our teachers might need to make a lesson or a topic really come to life.
Sometimes this can be for a special art project or to buy supplies for a cookery lesson or to purchase materials for experiments during Science week.