As a parent or carer of a student at Abbey Grange, you are automatically a member of the PTA.
Joining in with PTA activities is a great way of supporting the Academy and your child, whilst making new friends with other parents.
Chair – Sarah Devlin
Vice Chair – Helen Bellamy
Treasurer – Sarah Dowse
Minutes Secretary – Sarah Loughman
Uniform Co-ordinator – Janet Bove
Silent Auction Co-ordinator – Maggie Ware
Winter Fair Co-ordinator – Stephanie Cassidy
100 Club - Janet Bove
Raffle Organiser – Sarah Loughman
School Representative – Tracy Wood
As part of our activities we raise funds to provide ‘extras’ which enrich the life of the Academy and which would otherwise be beyond the reach of the school budget. For example, providing prizes for an award, supporting Academy trips, or contributing towards improvements of the buildings and grounds.
Use your creative skills in a practical way by getting involved in events such as the Winter Fair, Spring Raffle, and serving refreshments at Parents’ Evenings. We also sell second hand uniforms prior to each PTA meeting.
Come along to our meetings to share your ideas and help plan some amazing future fund-raising events. Meetings are held monthly during term time. You will find details on the school calendar and a general reminder is e-mailed to parents a week prior to meetings. If you would like to be added to our emailing list, please contact the school office with your email address.
This website allows big companies to donate to charity when you shop with them online. You can find us there under Abbey Grange PTA, and naming us as your cause means that we receive donations at no cost to you. Thank you very much for supporting Abbey Grange PTA.
100 Club members have a chance to win £50 in our monthly draw. There are 100 numbers in the draw and the cost is £10 for a year's membership. Please login to Parentpay to purchase your 100 club number. Your number will be emailed to you via school. Draws take place at monthly meetings
The PTA runs a refreshments stall at Parent Consultation Meetings and Open Evenings to provide tea, coffee and soft drinks for students, their families and the teaching staff.
To make this possible we need lots of volunteers. We work in small, friendly teams and it's a good way to get to know people. If you would like to help selling refreshments, please leave a message for the PTA, with your contact details and email address with the school office.
We always need pre-worn uniform donations, winter fair donations such as teddies/toys/books/games/toiletries/cakes and buns. Please give these to the school office. Thank you
If you would like to apply for a PTA Post, please come to our Annual General Meeting.
If you wish to apply for one, please come to our AGM.
The Parent Council is a body of volunteer parents who meet with school senior leadership at least once every half term. The purpose of parent council is to represent the parent and carer community of Abbey Grange, offering advice, praise and suggestions. The Parent Council acts as a sounding board, listening to new ideas from the school, offering friendly and constructive advice and suggestions based on their own experiences of having children at Abbey Grange.
Parent Council is contactable via the email address email@example.com.
You can contact parent council to offer any suggestions of areas for discussion, for example school communication, rewards, transitions, options, changes to the school systems and anything else which may be helpful to discuss to continually improve the school.
For specific individual concerns Parent Council would not be the right forum, and these can be raised through the usual channels in school such as the Year Managers.
If you are interested in joining the Parent Council please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone will get in contact with you.
Please see also the link to the parent council constitution below to learn more.
We really believe that prayer makes a difference – not just in bringing God into our plans, but in us seeking to find out how he wants to shape our lives and our school.
A group of parents meets in the school chapel once a month to pray for all aspects of Abbey Grange Academy: the children - their activities and exams, the staff and the many pressures on them, for families and for funding.
And it is not just parents – we are a partnership because we want teachers, governors, cleaners and office staff to pray with us and be supported in prayer. So we have an evening meeting once a term, enabling more people to attend.
Anyone is welcome to join us. If you would like to receive our prayer bulletin, or if there is something you would like us to pray for, do get in touch. We ask that everyone respect the need for confidentiality.
‘Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’
Philippians 4: 6