St. Nicholas PTFA

About the PTFA

St Nicholas PTA/Friends Association (PTFA) run regular fundraising and school community events throughout the year. Not only does this provide lots of fun and community spirit, but the money we raise enhances the education and experience of all the children and young people in our school. In the last year, we have contributed to large purchases such as outdoor seating and tables along with smaller items such as sports equipment, technology and art materials, along with the funding for UK Mathematics Trust Maths challenge activities and events.  Please follow us on Facebook ( to find out more about what’s going on.
If you would like to get involved in PTFA, you are welcome to join us. We formally meet every half term, see meetings listings on the next tab and on Facebook. We also meet informally from time to time and put these events on our Facebook page.
We can all do our bit, for example, do you work for a company that could support our school by donating a raffle prize or cover the cost of key items such as the medals at the St Nicholas River Run?  Do you have access to a matched funding scheme via your employer?  If so, please get in touch, it makes a huge difference to our children and young people.
If you would like to find out more or have a great fundraising idea, please get in contact via or message us via Facebook.

Grand Christmas Raffle

This year we will be holding a Grand Christmas Raffle with the following prizes:

1st Prize – A 7 night Eurocamp holiday for a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children under 17 with a contribution to ferry travel.

2nd Prize – A luxury Christmas Hamper and a magnum of Prosecco

3rd Prize – £50 cash

Tickets can be purchased from 22nd October 2018 through ParentPay

Terms and Conditions:

The prize details are as follows:

  • 7 night holiday for 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 17 and under), or 4 adults at a European parc in the 2019 Eurocamp brochure, subject to availability. Eurocamp reserves the right to exclude certain parcs
  • This prize is only applicable to Classic Tents, Classic and Esprit range holiday homes
  • Holiday must be completed on or before 6th July 2019, or taken on or after 31st August 2019 and completed by 1st November 2019
  • Includes a return P&O Dover to Calais ferry crossing for one car and passengers to the value of £55. Any costs above this amount will be payable by the prize-winner
  • Alternatively, you may take an accommodation only holiday and pay for your own travel
  • Travel insurance and car breakdown insurance can be included at a supplement
  • Prize includes bed linen & beach towels for all party members
  • Eurocamp reserves the right to change date and parc exclusions at any point
  • Groups may not be permitted on certain parcs
  • The prize is subject to Eurocamp Booking Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed at or in the current copy of the Eurocamp brochure
  • The prize is subject to availability, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered
The PTFA works to improve the learning experience of our children and young people.  You are welcome to join us at any meeting; you are not obliged to come to every meeting – just come when you can.  Meetings are held in school and last about an hour.
We would love to hear from you if you:
– are interested in being part of the PTFA team to come up with fundraising ideas, plan events and make them happen
– would like to serve as a trustee on the PTFA and take responsibility for making sure the PTFA is run properly
– would prefer to show support through helping out at events or serving refreshments ‘on the day’ as and when needed but can’t spare the time for our meetings
Our meeting dates for 2019 to 2020 are as follows:

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 16, 2019 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • November 12, 2019 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • January 13, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm AGM
  • March 10, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • April 27, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm
  • June 2, 2020 6.15 – 7.15 pm
Please get in contact via or message us via Facebook:
Over the past few years we have run a range of activities and fundraising events including:
– Summer Ball at Vale Royal Abbey
– Christmas Market
– School disco for new Year 7s
– Grand Raffle with a Eurocamp holiday as first prize
– Year 11 Prom set up/decorations
– Year 7 Family Quiz
– Wine Tasing Evening with DeFine Wine
– Fashion Show
– First Aid Course
In 2019/2020 we have the following planned:
Advent Term
**NEW** 21st September – St Nicholas River Run (10km/5km timed races and 2km fun run)
26th September – Year 7 Family Quiz
19th December – Grand Raffle Draw  – First Prize Eurocamp Holiday, Second Prize Halle Concert Tickets for two, Third Prize – Christmas Hamper – tickets available on ParentPay from October
**NEW** 200 Club launch
Lent Term (event dates to be confirmed)
Car Boot Sale
DeFine Wine Tasing
Pentecost Term (event dates to be confirmed)
Summer Ball at Vale Royal Abbey
School disco for new Year 7s
Sports Day ice lollies
Year 11 Prom
If you have an idea on how the PTFA can raise more funds or would like to organise a fundraising event or activity, please get in touch

St Nicholas PTFA Role Descriptions

Main roles

The Chair

Main duty: To have the final say on PTA decisions.

Key jobs:

  • To make all committee members feel welcome and valued;
  • to set the PTA agenda;
  • to provide leadership;
  • to co-write the annual PTA report.

Needs to be: Enthusiastic, calm; good at listening; decisive.

The Deputy

Main duty: To support the work of the PTA Chair.

Key jobs:

  • To step in for the Chair when the Chair is absent;
  • to work with the Chair to see the PTA runs smoothly and communicates well.

Needs to be: Supportive, enthusiastic; energetic; organised.

The Treasurer

Main duty: To oversee the PTA’s financial affairs.

Key jobs:

  • To manage accounts;
  • do banking and maintain up-to-date financial records.

Needs to be: Reliable; organised; good with numbers.

The Secretary

Main duty: To keep up-to-date records of PTA activity.

Key jobs:

  • To organise PTA meetings;
  • to prepare and distribute agendas and minutes;
  • to build strong relationships with key school staff – including the office staff and caretakers.

Needs to be: Organised; good at time management and friendly.