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Who are the PTA?

What is the Friends of Pilsley School?

The Friends of Pilsley School is the school's parent and teacher association (PTA).  Every parent is automatically a member of the PTA which is an umbrella organisation of parents and friends of the school, who work together to support it . This can be through fun events, fundraising, welcoming new parents to the school and occasionally consultation meetings .
How do we benefit?
Numerous ways! 
Fund-raising for important things such as the new school website, laptops and maths equipment (2015/2016).
(Previous years supported playground improvements and contributions to new classrooms). 
Fun bits and bobs such as subsidised trips to the pantomime, school disco, Christmas books, and Easter Egg Hunt, as well as the ever popular Christmas and Summer Fairs which amongst other things provide a fantastic opportunity for our young children to be in a safe environment with their own purse and understand the real meaning of running out of money!


Having a formal PTA provides us with indemnity insurance for events that are run by the PTA and access to many resources and ideas such as Gift Aid.  In 2015/16 we tried to set up Gift Aid.  It is complicated and requires two named individuals to be on the paperwork.  If you are happy to do that for several years, please contact the committee.

Your Current PTA Committee


  • Marie Allinson (Chair)
  • Mandy Read  (Vice-Chair)
  • Sarah Porter (Secretary)
  • Karen Holmes  (Treasurer)
  • Emma Bond
  • Claire Hanbury
  • Katie Link
  • Robbie May
  • Becky Spray
  • Claire Scothern
  • Deborah Biddle
  • Emma Coleman


Everyone is part of the PTA and are welcome to join the PTA Committee
Welcome to the new website of Pilsley C of E Primary School, Bakewell, Derbyshire. We are very proud of our school and warmly welcome visits by prospective parents by prior arrangement. Please contact the school office on 01246 583203.

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