All current parents automatically become members of the Parent Teacher Association.
Each year group has parent representatives who become involved in PTA meetings and help organise worthwhile and fun activities to foster our sense of community. The PTA also plays an important role in welcoming new families into our School. The School encourages strong links with its parent body and the PTA works to maintain effective communication between parents and the School.
Recent projects include:
- A substantial contribution towards a new mini-bus for teams
- Additions to the adventure playground in the Pre-Preparatory and Nursery School
- Four outdoor table tennis tables
- Furniture for outdoor learning in the Preparatory School
PTA Christmas Shopping Evening 2017
Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Entry: Adults £2 (free entry for children). An adult ticket qualifies you for free refreshments.
Christmas is just around the corner and, after an absence last year, our fabulous PTA Christmas Shopping Evening is back!
Our Shopping Evening gives us all a wonderful opportunity to get off to a great start buying those special gifts for family and friends. Doors open at 6.30pm and stalls remain open until 9.00pm to give everyone the opportunity to drop in and enjoy a spot of shopping. There will also be a fabulous raffle with prizes from our stallholders.
This year we anticipate having a fabulous range of stalls for you with something for everyone including stalls specifically for our children. We have over 30 stall spaces available. If you are interested in taking a stall, please let us know as soon as possible as demand is likely to be very high for this popular event. Please contact Emma Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy McGettigan, email@example.com to book a stall. To give you a taster, in previous years our stalls have included:
- Rock and Robes – ever popular fashion and accessories
- Hemliv – home wares and soft furnishings seen in Vogue
- Flax and Mallow – country garden inspired gifts and accessories
- Arbonne – Swizz formulated natural skincare products for the whole family
- Mine! London – beautiful personalised blankets and towels
- Cretan Myron – top quality imported olive oil products
Meet with friends over a coffee or tea with mince pies. There will be soft drinks for the children.
We are sure it will be a great evening and we look forward to seeing you there.
Winter Fun Day
A new event for the PTA where Claremont Fan Court School families are invited to day of winter family fun, including a skating rink and a great array of stalls and activities. Pupils enjoyed a tombola, treasure hunt, nerf gun range and face painting to name but a few last year! Refreshments include a creperie van, hot sandwiches, soup and beverages.
This is the annual fun run day for the whole School followed by a range of fete activities and stall holders. This is a major fundraiser organised by the PTA and is always a fun-filled day.
An array of stall holders are invited for a special evening of perusing unique and creative products including food, books, gifts and jewellery.
The PTA hold a spring ball every two years. This year's event, the Enchanted Spring Ball, was held on 21 May 2016 at Sandown Racecourse.
Good as New Uniform Shop
The Good As New Shop is held in a pop-up shop format with dates listed in the Full School Calendar under the category PTA. If you urgently require a piece of uniform please contact the PTA via the email enquiry form and select Senior School Enquiries from the dropdown box.
The PTA produces contact details for those parents who consent to use of their details. The Pre-Prep has a whole school directory and the Prep and Senior Schools have year group directories. If you are not already on a list and would like to be included, or have consented and not yet received your copy, please contact your school rep.
The PTA help at these events by serving refreshments. If you are able to help at one of these mornings please contact your year rep.
The PTA collect a variety of tokens (e.g. book tokens, sports equipment tokens) which can be left with the School secretaries. They recycle ink cartridges which can be handed in at the IT room or Mansion reception and offer discounted tickets for shows at Wimbledon Theatre. They also organise regular bake sales held at breaks, lunches and after school throughout the year.
You are welcome to contact the PTA representatives through any of the School offices.