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Stanford Junior School PTFA

Welcome

Stanford Junior School's Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) supports the work of the school and raises valuable funds to enrich the children's time at school. 

Schools are increasingly reliant on the support of PTFAs to offset stringent Government cutbacks to education. Save our Schools calculated this as a loss of £14 million for Brighton and Hove, with an average loss of £193,425 per school and £487 per pupil. This challenging environment means there is no longer any flexibility in the school budget, which directly impacts on our children’s education. For example, spending is restricted on assisted learning, especially on Teaching Assistants and support staff. Stanford Juniors is not given any additional funding for the ongoing maintenance of our historic grade 2 listed building. 

Money raised from PTFA events provides funding for music, art, technology and sports equipment, as well as improvements to outdoor areas. In the 2018/19 school year we purchased three new recycled picnic benches for the playground as well as a new stage for the hall, plants for the garden and playground, basketball hoop and four table tennis tables. Looking forward, we want to raise money for IT and art equipment.

As well as events at school, there are lots of other ways money can be raised. In 2019 our first crowdfunding campaign raised £3209 which was used to fund two large TV screens for the school hall. Some parents have even raised money via JustGiving Marathon sponsorship!

If you would like to know more about the work of the PTFA or would like to offer some time to support a forthcoming event, please contact stanfordjuniorsptfa@gmail.com

Please check our Facebook page, Twitter and the Classlist app for details of our forthcoming events.

Events

Our main fundraising event is the Stanford Junior School Summer Fair. The 2019 event raised over £4700 in total for the school and was a huge success, with lots of fun activities, entertainment, games and stalls. The accompanying ‘Our Environment, Our Future’ art installation in the school hall displayed some wonderful recycled creations by the pupils, and there were over 80 prizes in the silent auction and raffle!

Thank you to all the local businesses who supported the event with their generous prize donations - click the image below to see a PDF with links to their websites! 

http://bit.ly/ThanksFromStanford

We also host regular Discos, Quiz Nights, Cake sales and Movie nights - our last Neon Disco raised over £1000 for the PTFA, with almost 200 children dancing the night away in the school hall!

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