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Pilsley Primary School Christmas Fair

Thursday 7th December 2017

3.30pm - 5.30pm 

(The Fair will be held in the school)


There will be Stalls, Games, Secret Santa, Raffle, Cakes, Refreshments and for the first time at Pilsley......... all new ‘Santa’s Grotto’ 🎅🏻


Please come along and join us for a fun and festive evening. 

Date of next meeting 

Friends of Pilsley School (PTA) - Friday 6th October 2017  

Time: 2pm

Venue: School down stairs


Pilsley School Crazy Harvest Auction - Friday 13 October 2017  Oooh spooky!

Time: Doors open 6.30pm. Auction starts 7pm til late.

Venue: Cavendish Hall with bar (no food)

Roll up! Roll up! What can you bid on?!
This event comes highly recommended from Young Farmers and could be a fun annual event.  There will be a professional auctioneer leading the market . . . What can you bid on? It depends what people bring along, it might be a turnip, it might be 6 bottles of wine, it might be a tin of custard, it might be a baby-sitting voucher, it might be just what you wanted  . . . !


So it is very important that you have a clear-out during the summer or keep your eyes peeled on your travels or put your thinking caps on as to what you or your contacts can offer  . . . you never know . . . we've put everything else in place for a fun evening - just give us some stuff and bring along your wallet.  Free to attend.  Open to everyone in the world.


Saturday 28th April 2018 - Pig Race

A fun evening with bar and catering by Cavendish Club

Time: 7pm - 10.30pm  ish tbc

Venue: Cavendish Club, Edensor

Some video footage of Pig Race in Feb 2017 on Facebook . . .!

Events Diary
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Click here for 2016/2017 fund-raising summary to date

Second Hand Uniform Sale (£57.10 raised Jan - Apr 2017!)

Time: tbc We try to do this at least once every half term

Venue: tbc Wherever is convenient

Second hand school uniform is available to buy at most PTA events (not Pilsley Village Fair) £1 an item

We aim to sell it from nursery after school the last week of each half-term (unless sold on other dates through the term) , and  we can probably attend to emergency requirements.  

Contact Marie Allinson if you want to buy uniform on another date, to arrange something mutually convenient!

Pilsley Village Fair AGM Wed 20 Sep 2017 8pm on the green (pizza van also there 5.30pm - 7.45pm)

PIlsley Village Fair previously did have a representative from Pilsley School on the committee

Pilsley Village Fair - Saturday 14 July 2018 tbc

Time: tbc

Venue: Village Green

50 years ago, funded by the Pilsley youth group which had just naturally folded, Pilsley Village Fair was revived by two ladies with drive - one pub landlady and one enthuastic teacher.  Refreshments were served in the school hall, staffed by people from village and school. All profits from all parts of the Fair went in the same pot, and were divided as agreed by the committee, including some for the school.

Several years ago, it was agreed by all that the school would concentrate on the refreshments only, staffed by governors, staff and parents, and thereafter the proceeds/profits from the refreshments.

In recent years, commitment from governor/staff/parental help has been slow at coming forward, to the point that in 2017, on the 50th anniversary of its revival, the Village Fair committee served refreshments from a garden after offering the school PTA a marquee from which to serve refreshments on the green.

From 2018, it is likely that Pilsley Village Fair will continue to serve cream teas from the green somewhere, and the school still be involved, for example would the school representatives like to serve a barbecue type hot food?

 Does anyone have any good ideas?




Thursday 23rd August 2018 - Pilsley Fell Race

A joyful event, full of camraderie and good sportsmanship (especially if it rains!)  Worth coming for the spectacle!  Those who marshal, really enjoy it and are very happy to do it again the following year. 

Time: 6pm - 8.30pm 

Venue: Pilsley village green and 6 mile route around Chatsworth Park

If you want to run it: see

If you want to help marshal (please do): Please contact Ben Hanbury, Official Race Organiser*

NOTE: Local male and Local female prizes available and for this race local is defined as living or working on Chatsworth Estate, or parent of a pupil at Pilsley School.

(Only cancelled if a thunderstorm.)

Revived 2015: 100 runners £440 raised paid for the Christmas tree on the village green, and part repair of the school clock.

2016: (Bad weather!) 193 runners x £5 entry fee, only £20 expenses (thanks to race makers, cake bakers, Front Runner (numbers), Peak Ales (prizes),  Devonshire Arms (donated first aid cover), Chatsworth (equipment loan) and farmers for letting us through their fields and especially moving their livestock.

2017: 255 runners raised £1080 profit from school - all wonderful prizes donated, and numbers donated.

2018: Expect even more runners if nice weather!  At the time of writing this (26 Aug 2017) it is understood there is a move from Pilsley Parish Meeting, Pilsley Farm Shop, PIlsley Devonshire Arms and Pilsley School to have a defribrillator somewhere accessible in the village and a successful fell race could pay for this (they are expensive).  

As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair 16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties

As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair  16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties 1
As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair  16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties 2
As promised - Photos of School Summer Fair  16 June 2016 - Climbing Wall, Stocks, Penalties 3
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