The PTA at The Wilmslow Academy arrange a variety of social and fundraising events throughout the year.  These events help to support the school by enhancing the pupil's educational experiences.  The PTA events can really make a difference to your school and we are always grateful to the pupils, their families, and parent volunteers for coming along to support the PTA events.

 

The PTA is for any parent who would like to get involved and make a difference to the school!

If you would like to become more involved in the PTA, please email us at  pta@thewilmslowacademy.co.uk

We also have a WhatsApp group set up to keep in touch - please email us your number if you would like to be added to the list.

Or follow us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/thewilmslowacademypta/     

 

We would love to hear from you!

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What we've been up to in 2019/2020

The PTA has proudly supported the following this school year:

New School Hall Sound System

The PTA is proud to announce that we have helped the school to purchase a new sound system in the school hall! This new system includes surround speakers and a new sound tower that will ensure all of our assemblies and performances sound amazing! Thank you to all of the people who help support our fundraising efforts so we can continue to buy necessary equipment like our new sound system for the school.

The Reading for Pleasure Initiative 

The PTA is proud to announce that we will be supporting the Reading for Pleasure school initiative. This initiative aims to refresh each class library with new book titles! Every term for the next year, the PTA will be contributing £900 towards buying new books for the school as well as a commitment to fund every term in 2019/20.
Students will have the opportunity to recommend and vote on the best books to include on the book lists. New books sponsored by the money earned from all of our PTA events will be soon circulating among students - look out for the sticker on each new title!
Thank you to everyone that supports the PTA, PTA events, and to all Parent, Teacher and Student volunteers that have made this initiative possible.

Additional funding provided to:

  • Coaches for school trips - £2436
  • Art week dance teacher and additional artist - £2250 
  • Leavers hoodies and disco - £645 
  • New lunchtime play equipment - £250
  • Drinks for sports day
  • Drinks for Art Exhibition
  • Extras for EYES Trip

Upcoming 2020/2021 PTA events

The following event dates are now confirmed: 

 

TBD

 

This year with Covid-19 the PTA will need to be creative with fundraising and will be looking towards virtual fundraising efforts. If you have any ideas of fundraising we would be happy to hear them! Email us at pta@thewilmslowacademy.co.uk or get in touch via The Wilmslow Academy PTA Facebook Page.

 

 

 

Past 2020/2021 PTA events

Jolly Jumper Day - Friday December 11th

Friday 11th December was Jolly Jumper Day at school! It was so fun to see so many students dressed up in their festive best to watch the Christmas Panto (donated by the PTA) and enjoying holiday treats! We raised £368 for the school which is the most we've ever raised for Jolly Jumper Day.

Personalised Letters to Father Christmas

"2020 has been quite a year!
We all need a big dose of festive cheer!
 
Send a personalised letter from Santa to your little one,
It's sure to bring a smile to their face and guarantee lots of fun!
There's no better way to make it extra special at Christmas time.
Please just let us know if you'd like a letter and the PTA elves will start the production line!"
 
Our first ever Personalized Letter from Father Christmas initiative was hugely successful. The PTA Elves packaged 220 letters to children in our school and raised an impressive £1009! Thank you again for helping to make a child smile! 

Crazy Pyjama Day

The PTA would like to thank everyone for their enormous generosity! For Crazy Pyjama day your donations totaled £532 to be split evenly between the PTA and Children in Need. This is the most we've ever managed to collect for a crazy day and the PTA would like to send our most heartfelt thank you's to everyone who donated and participated as well as a giant thank you to the school and staff who continue to keep our children happy and safe.

Fancy Dress Friday

The PTA is kicking off fundraising for the 2020/21 year with Fancy Dress Friday! Just before we break up for the half term children are invited to come to school in their fancy dress best. This year we raised £276 to be used for the school.

PTA Annual General Meeting

Thank you to those who attended our very first Zoom PTA AGM! It was great to see new faces willing to help out and be a part of this amazing team!
These are the key role members of this year's PTA:
  • Chair - Claire Wynn
  • Secretary - Nicole Chia
  • Treasurer - Melinda Gilbert-Rolfe
Remember that every parent in the school is a part of the PTA. We appreciate all the help and support you give the PTA through donations, contributions and volunteer hours and most importantly we look forward to seeing you all at upcoming PTA events!
You can view the PTA AGM Minutes here in detail. If you are ever interested in joining the PTA or learning more, please reach out via our PTA email or PTA Facebook Page

 

Past 2019/2020 PTA events

Cinema Night

KS2 students gathered for an evening of fun and laughs watching the movie Abominable for our PTA Cinema Night! Everyone had a great time and we managed to raise an impressive £185! Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope to do another Cinema Night soon!

Crazy Comfy Day

Nothing better than getting out of your school uniform and into something crazy comfortable! For Crazy Comfy Day we invited students to come to school in whatever made them comfortable whether that was a onesie, housecoat, sweatpants, or fancy dress! We successfully raised £220! Thank you to everyone that participated it was a big success!

Jolly Jumper Day

Monday 16th December was our Jolly Jumper Day! It was so fun to see the students in their festive best! Thank you to everyone who participated. We raised £161 to go towards school endeavors. Happy holidays!

Winter Fair

The Winter Fair was a huge festive success! Students and their families enjoyed all of the wonderful activities and refreshments while getting a chance to tell their Christmas wishes to Santa himself. We raised £1678 which will be used towards some upcoming school requirements. A big thank you to all of the Student, Parent and Staff volunteers that continue to lend their best efforts to our events to make them the absolute best!

Bag2School

The generosity of our school community continually astounds us! This term our Bag2School raised a whopping £160 which is the most we've ever collected for this initiative. Thank you again for all of your kind donations - they will be used in the best ways to help the circular economy!

Winter Wear Swap

Hot on the heels of our successful Fancy Dress Swap we decided to host a Winter Wear Swap! Thanks to your donations, we collected and traded a large amount of warm weather items to new owners! All leftover items were divided between the Manchester Coat Appeal and the Bag2School initiative.

Autumn Disco

This year's Autumn Fancy Dress themed disco was a big success! Kids and parents enjoyed the new photo booth and we loved seeing everyone's amazing costumes! We raised £985 that evening to put towards our school initiatives!

Fancy Dress Costume Swap

Our first Fancy Dress Costume Swap was a huge hit! Thanks to your donations we collected a massive amount of costume items that were swapped out for FREE to happy new owners! The PTA hopes to do more sharing and caring events like this one to promote a sense of community within our school.

PTA Annual General Meeting

Thank you to those who came out to the PTA AGM! It was great to see new faces willing to help out and be a part of this amazing team!
These are the key role members of this year's PTA:
  • Chair - Nicky Barbeys
  • Secretary - Kirsten Howells
  • Treasurer - Melinda Gilbert-Rolfe
  • Comms & Social Media - Nicole Chia
Remember that every parent in the school is a part of the PTA. We appreciate all the help and support you give the PTA through donations, contributions and volunteer hours and most importantly we look forward to seeing you all at upcoming PTA events!

 

Parents Coffee Morning

Thank you to all parents that attended the Parent's Coffee Morning! It was so great meeting current and new parents in the school. We hope this popular morning can continue with more morning events throughout the year!


Profits from all PTA events benefits the children at the school as it will contributes to improvements for the playground, coach travel for school trips and subsidising workshops.

 

Current PTA Board 

The current PTA committee roles were elected at the AGM in September 2020:

Chair - Claire Wynn

Secretary - Nicole Chia

Treasurer - Melinda Gilbert-Rolfe

 

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The Wilmslow Academy - Past Fundraising Events

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2020-2021 PTA Fundraising Events
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  • Jolly Jumper Day - £368 raised
  • Letters from Father Christmas - £1009 raised
  • Crazy Pyjama Day - £266 raised
  • Fancy Dress Friday - £276 raised

 

2019-2020 PTA Fundraising Events
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  • Cinema Night - £185 raised
  • Crazy Comfy Day - £220 raised
  • Jolly Jumper Day - £161 raised
  • Winter Fair - £1678 raised
  • Bag2School - £160 raised
  • Autumn Disco - £985 raised  

2018-2019 PTA Fundraising Events
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  • July Summer Picnic - £1200 raised  
  • Bag2School Summer Term - £143 raised
  • May Our first Cinema night, showing Paddington 2
  • Crazy Colours Day - £224.25 raised
  • Spring Disco - £950 raised
  • Bag2School Winter Term - £92 raised
  • Crazy Hair Day - £177 raised
  • Winter Fair 2018 - £2111 raised
  • Autumn Disco - £800 raised 

 

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Thank You for your continued support!