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How Money Raised Is Spent

Following a fundraising event, the money is banked straight away.  It is at our PTA Committee meetings, that the decisions on how to spend the money are agreed. We always endeavour to spend our funds in ways that will benefit all our children across all areas of the school and curriculum.  The money we raise is usually spent fairly quickly.  That way, you can be sure that in supporting our school, your child/ren will feel the benefit, along with everybody else.


Usually, our Head teacher will have a consultation with the children and staff to discuss items that the school would like the PTA to consider funding.  It could be anything from funding towards a large project in the future, buying resources to improve a particular area of the curriculum or school environment or funding school trips. The PTA funds are spent on the ‘extras’ that are not provided by the school’s budget, thus making our children’s learning experiences so much more fulfilling and exciting.


Some of the things that Fitz Friends have purchased solely or contributed to in recent years include:


  • Refurbishment of the school library including books, fixtures and fittings
  • ‘Poddely’ (giant kind of construction kit)
  • 16 tablet computers with cases and a charging trolley
  • Christmas trips
  • Play equipment 
  • Sports kit
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Polytunnel
  • Whole school theatre trips
  • Hall sound system
  • Broadcast radio equipment
  • Laptops
  • Class parties/purchases
  • Subsidising class trips
  • Year 6 Leavers’ trips/souvenir memory books
  • Gardening club and eco events