Welcome to The Orchard School PTA

The Orchard School PTA is made up of parents and staff at the school; when you join our school you automatically become a member. Every penny we raise goes directly to the school, benefitting our children and helping make our school an even better place to learn, make friends and enjoy their school experience.

The PTA can be contacted through theorchardpta@gmail.com, our box in the school reception or through class reps. We also welcome everyone at the monthly PTA meetings, normally held on the first Monday of the month at 8pm.

As a PTA we have 3 main objectives:

  • Re-enforcing our school community spirit with events like the Christmas and Summer Fairs and taking part in Molesey Carnival. We also arrange social nights for parents to get together with previous events including The School Ball, Quiz Nights, Comedy Nights, Race Nights and Shop & Relax.
  • Adding a ‘little extra’ to our children’s school experience by organising visits from Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny, as well as putting on events such as The Halloween Disco and Film Club
  • Raising money to pay for school equipment. In the last few years school funding has been cut in real terms so the money raised by the PTA is vital to pay for new equipment.

The PTA are proud that through the generosity of parents, local businesses and sponsorship from Newton Huxley, in the last few years last year we were able to contribute to the school by paying for:

  • Refurbishment to the main school
  • Mathematics learning resources
  • Reading books
  • Sensory equipment to aid learning in Reception
  • Storage cabinets and library furniture
  • Playground equipment
  • Subscriptions to online learning resources
  • Scooter/Bike Training
  • Recorders for Y2

There is never a shortage of requests for new equipment, all things that benefit the children at The Orchard, so our fundraising efforts continue. For the PTA to be a success we need parents to be involved. How can you help?

  • Please volunteer at events, whether to set up, clear up or man a stall for an hour.
  • Contribute to the Christmas and Summer Fairs; bottle and chocolates on the mufti days, lucky jars and 2nd hand good are also important. Can you help with other donations and prizes, or put us in touch with people that can?
  • Bake cakes for the cake sales and bring a donation to buy some! All money raised from cake sales is given directly to the teachers of that year to buy resources for their classrooms.
  • Come to the PTA meetings, we welcome fresh ideas and want everyone to feel involved.
  • Have a charity fund at work? Then please put us forward.

There are other easy ways to help us. Please see below for links to our School Lottery and Easyfundraising pages and other ways you can contribute.

Thank you for your support
The PTA Committee

School Lottery

Sign up by CLICKING HERE and be in with a chance to win £25,000 each week. The more people who sign up, the bigger our local prize draw fund will be and the more we raise for our school.

Easy Fundraising

Do you regularly shop on-line? Then please register for Easy Fundraising by CLICKING HERE and we can benefit from each purchase you make.

Hopscotch Shoes

When you buy a pair of school shoes from Hopscotch Shoes on Walton Road, let them know your child goes to The Orchard, and we will receive £1 for each pair of shoes.

Virgin Just Giving

If you are participating in an event, we are a registered charity and would love your support. Just email us at theorchardpta@gmail.com and we’ll send you the details.

Order for School Equipment

CLICK HERE to buy book bags, P.E. bags and school caps online from the PTA.

Stikins Labels

If you're ordering name labels in preparation for school, we get up to 30% commission if you reference our fundraising number. Use this link: https://www.stikins.co.uk/name-labels and enter the School Fundraising Number 23325 when you order.

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