Friday 19th April 2024 at 9am in the school hall.

Welcome to the PTA

pta logo smallThe PTA is an organisation run solely by volunteers to raise money to help the school provide materials, resources and facilities for the benefit of everyone who uses the school by running a variety of events throughout the school year.

More importantly, the activities help to bring parents together and promote good communication between parents, staff and the village while working towards a common goal.  Members are entitled to attend meetings, vote on proposals and make suggestions for spending or raising funds.

Getting Involved

volunteer The PTA Committee always welcomes and encourages new members, to ensure there is a breadth of representative opinions from all year groups and also to capitalise on the talents, skillsets and experience of our parents and staff.

Meeting new people, knowing more about what goes on at the school, having a say in how money should be allocated, and making a difference to the pupils experience at Irthington School are just some of the benefits you will gain by being involved with our PTA.

Our meetings are open to everyone, so why not come along to one and listen to the range of topics being discussed – you can contribute as much or as little as you wish and chose to get involved as much or as little as you wish. The meetings are informal and relaxed.

Dates of forthcoming meetings, as well as Minutes of previous meetings are published on the website.

If you would like any other information regarding the PTA, are interested in joining the committee or have suggestions or ideas about fund-raising, please do not hesitate to contact any of the PTA Committee or alternatively drop a note into the school office for the attention of the PTA.

We look forward to your support over the coming year.

airambulance2024Each year the PTA hold two Clothing Collections in collaboration with the Great North Air Ambulance when we are very fortunate to be so well supported by not only the parents and families of children who attend our school but also by those who live in and around the villages surrounding our school and also further afield. All proceeds of these collections are shared equally between the GNAA and our school.

On the weekend of 28th and 29th April we held our most recent collection when we raised the fabulous sum of £302.80 for both our school and the Great North Air Ambulance.

airambulance2024Thank you as always to everyone involved, including: the PTA for delivering bags out into the local community and for collecting the filled bags up again; everyone who donated bags of clothing towards the collection; and also those who helped load up the van for it all to be taken away.

Our next collection will take place on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th November, with bags being sent home with pupils before the October half-term week and delivered around the local area at a similar time. Extra bags are always available from the school office if any are required.


The General Committee, an elected group of parents and teaching staff, has responsibility for, and supports the administration of, ALL the affairs of the Association. The committee is structured in a way that provides a framework which can support all the activities undertaken by the PTA – and we are always on the lookout for people to give a helping hand.

Elected members for this year are:

Jess Storey


Chairs all meetings, prepares agendas for AGM and all other meetings. Prepares PTA newsletters/notes for Mrs Lawson to send home with the children, and a copy for the school website PTA pages. Arranges and oversees events with others, keeps full records of useful PTA information, contacts, businesses approached for prize donations, comments following events, forms required for events etc

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