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Welcome to the Friends of Didcot Primary page- supporting the school, enriching the education of all our children

Introducing the Friends of Didcot Primary....

 

Didcot Primary Academy is a fairly new school, but in a short space of time, we have established an active group that is becoming an integral part of the school community.

 

The Friends of Didcot Primary  exists to provide closer links between home and school, and is a great way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, ultimately enhancing our children's educational experience, working towards a common goal.  It's fun too!  Hard work at times, but mostly fun - just ask any member of the Friends Committee or helpers!  The current Friends  Committee is made up of parents and members of the school staff, the Principal, an elected Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.  Meetings are held on a monthly basis, dates are organised well in advance and promoted on the school website and Facebook page.

 

You don't have to attend the meetings to be part of the Friends of Didcot Primary - as much as we love welcoming new faces, it really is a case of 'many hands make light work'!  So how can you get involved?  Offering to help before events is so valuable.  It doesn't matter if you can't help on a regular basis, or even if you can't come in to school to help at the events, there are always little jobs that can be done from home, e.g wrapping gifts and preparing raffle tickets.  We really couldn't achieve what we do without the unseen 'army of help' that exists in the school.

 

 

If you would like further information, please feel free to pop us an email at friendsofdidcotprimaryacademy@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is our fundraising target and what have we raised so far?

 

It's important to remember that the budget the school gets from the Department for Education is to support the curriculum. It's not for disco’s, climbing frames or fetes. All those extra things have been provided by the Friends of DPA at some point in the past.

Our aim for the next year is to raise money towards the following:

  • Classroom resources  
  • Sports Team Kits
  • Young Voices T-Shirts
  • Subsidised Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

 

We have recently donated towards some microphones which will provide a better experience for kids doing performances. 

 

Prior to the Pandemic, our PTA was raising more than £5000 a year through various fundraising events. This has resulted in:

 

  • A library full of high quality books that is used extensively by the school
  • An outside classroom for Forest School
  • The scooter and bike park at the front of the school

 

PTA suggestions, ideas and offers of help!

If you have any suggestions, fund raising event ideas, want to volunteer to help, or just want more information about Didcot Primary Academy PTA, then please complete the form below. Many thanks!

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