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Academy Primary School

Pride, Respect, Achieve, Perform, Succeed


Money raised 2016-2017



Cinema afternoon 2016 – £93.29

Reindeer food and Christmas bar - £130.09

Christmas calendars - £4.50

Valentine’s disco - £417.02

Cinema afternoon 2017 – £71.27

Textile collection - £88.00

Easter Egg Raffle - £393.85

Ladies Night - £678.45

Co-op member fundraiser - £1,553.23 (for Year 2 area development project).

Summer fair - £2,220.28



Does your employer match fund?


Do you work for a large company such as Debenhams, Bookers, Sainsburys, Kelloggs, M&S, RBS ?

If so, then they may operate a Fund Match scheme. This is where you can claim funding from the company to match money that we raise at one of our events.


There are many more employers which run such a scheme and your HR department will be able to tell you more. This could be a really useful source of income as you could claim up to £1000 for the school!

If you are able to help us in this way, please email me on and we can have a chat about your companies scheme requirements as this could really help our fundraising particularly at the summer fair.

Money raised 2015-2016.

FBag to school - £94.40

Christmas card project - £226.50

Reindeer food - £71.82

Christmas performance bar - £64.00

Saturday 23rd Jan 2016 2pm - 4pm -  MINIONS cinema event

Thursday 11th Feb 2016 - Valentine Disco

Summer Fair - £2,242.29.




Money raised 2014-2015.

Reindeer food abd Christmas drinks £109.00

Family quiz  £40.18

Rag bag textile collection  £31.00

Movie afternoon  £105.91

Valentine's disco  £330.89

Easter egg raffle   £443

Summer Fair  £2,738.00

Match Fund (Barclays) £600.00


An introduction to the Friends of Park Road
Academy Primary School


Who are we?

Every parent/guardian of a child at Park Road Academy Primary School is automatically a member of the Friends. The committee is made up of the following people:

  • Sally Sommerville (parent) – Chair
  • Julie Hartley (Y2 teacher) – Secretary
  • Kristina Collins (parent) - Treasurer

We normally meet at the Pelican public house on Manchester Road and everyone is welcome. Meetings start at 7pm and are informal as the bar is open!  Look out for the next meeting date.


What do we do?

The aim of the Friends is to strengthen the bond between the School, it’s pupils and their parents/carers by organising social events and, at the same time, raising money for the benefit of the pupils.  Basically, have fun and raise some funds!


How do we raise money?

The big fundraiser every year is the Summer Fair, which is normally held on the last Saturday in June. This year we had a bouncy castle, obstacle course, trampolines, BBQ, fire engine, tombola and a range of exciting stalls. We would like to thank all of the people who supported us on the day. We had a fabulous time and we raised over £2,300.

The Giving Machine (


You Shop, They Give!

Simply register with the website then use it to click through to your favourite online retailers’ websites. Purchases you make then trigger donations to the School. It costs you nothing and you also qualify for special offers and discounts. We currently have over 50 registered users and we’ve raised over £200 since the scheme started. If you shop online and haven’t already registered, then please do so. There is a link on the School Home Page. We also raise money from unwanted clothing collections and craft catalogue sales. If you have any ideas for new fundraising ventures, let us know



Where does the money go?

Over the last few years the Friends have funded:

  • The New “Wild About Learning” Garden, with help from the National Lottery
  • Safety matting to go under the adventure play equipment in the playground
  • Performances for the children in school from the Tempus Fugit theatre company
  • The beautiful wall-hangings in the Hall where every pupil from Nursery to Year 6 decorated a square
  • The coach for the School Choir to go to the MEN arena for a singing competition.
  • Computers for the IT suite.
  • Oxford Reading scheme books.
  • Christmas and End of Year gifts for the children
  • Africa Week Presentations
  • Drama Workshop from ABCD school of dance and drama.


Why get involved?

Lots of reasons, here are a few; meet new people, make new friends, get more involved with the school, use your professional skills for a worthy cause, raise money for those extras that the School budget can’t stretch to but the pupils really appreciate. Whether you can attend regular meetings or just lend a hand on a stall at the Summer Fair, all help is greatly appreciated.


If you have any ideas, comments, suggestions then please do get in touch at