St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Friends (PTA)


The Friends of St Mary's School is a registered charity open to parents/carers, teaching staff, Governors and anyone interested in the welfare of the school. We are a vibrant, dynamic group and our aim is to make our children's education a rich, varied and fun experience. We believe that a school is a community to which every parent/carer can contribute for the benefit of their children.


We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year including the Yate Scarecrow Trail, Christmas fair, discos, tuck shops, family bike ride, cake sales, and the St Mary's 5K and fun runs - among others!


In the 2018–19 school year we raised a record-breaking £16,000 from various events.

This has allowed us to help fund new improvements to the Church Road entrance area, pond and wildlife zone, new friendship benches in the playgrounds, a trip for every class in the school, school experiences, play equipment, new iPads and laptops, sports equipment and reading book boxes for classes.


During the 2019-20 school year our target is once again to raise more than £10,000 for the school.


We meet once a term and welcome any new members.

Next meeting: AGM - 2nd October 2019 at 7:30pm in The Lawns


Our current committee members are:

​Sarah Griffiths - Chair

Danielle Base - Vice Chair

Lynette de Nobriga - Treasurer

Ellen Kirk - Secretary


For more information about the Friends please see our website or like our Facebook page!