New year - new fundraising events are underway! 1st up - Family Bingo - Friday 25th January and Eco kids (fill the bag)


(Parents, Teachers and Friends Association) 

Key Diary Dates:   

  •  EcoKids is a school fundraising idea that specialises in clothes recycling. They are dedicated to raising money for schools. Bags are available from the office. They will also accept items in any other WHITE charity bag. Please drop the bags off by the doors to the Sports Hall next to the Food Tech room before Wednesday 16th January. See flyer here for what can be included in the bag......Ecokids Flyer.pdf.pdf or for more information visit
  • Family Bingo - Friday 25th January after school until 16.30 (approx.)  Click here for more details
  • Panto - Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March - we need helpers! contact us asap. 
  • Cake raffle every Friday - buy your weekly cake raffle ticket every Friday morning from 8.30am to 8.55am from the food tech room or side entrance to KS1 Hall. 20p per ticket. Raffle drawn in assembly and the lucky winner will be taking home a yummy cake for the weekend!


We still have some vacant positions on our PTFA team. Want to know more? e-mail our Chair - Mhairi Coles on 

or Click on here PTFA job descriptions 

Next PTFA Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 16th January 8pm in food tech room


PTFA key documents:

PTFA/OGM September meeting minutes

Chairs report 2017-2018

08 November meeting minutes



Follow us on PTFA Park Mead Primary Facebook page .................................................



We really need your help! Every parent with a child attending Park Mead Primary automatically becomes a member of the PTFA and you are very welcome!

Without your help we won't be able to raise any money for your children. Last year we raised over an incredible  £24,000, let's raise even more this year!

Above is a picture of the recently purchased (much needed) school mini bus - this wouldn't have been possible without all the parents fundraising together.

Aims of the PTFA

The aims of the association are:

  • To support the school and advance the education of the pupils attending it
  • To promote the school within the community
  • To foster and extend positive relationships and communication between staff, parents and the wider school community 

What does the PTFA do?

Every parent with a child attending Park Mead Primary automatically becomes a member of the PTFA.  Registered as a charity, the organisation is run by a committee of parents with the aim of raising funds for the school.  We run several events throughout the year, including quiz nights, bingo nights, a scarecrow competition, Christmas and Summer fairs. Plus an ongoing cake raffle and half termly tuck shops and much more.

One of our biggest fund-raising events is the annual PTFA pantomime which is written, directed and performed by staff, parents and pupils, both past and present. All the children love watching it...oh yes they do!

And what makes it all so worthwhile is that all this money is put back into the school and directly benefits each and every child at Park Mead Primary.

There are so many ways you can get involved with the school, whatever your circumstances, interests or skill-set. You don't even have to be on the school site to help!

Some examples of where we need your help:

  • Sell cake raffle tickets on a Friday morning before school
  • Help out packing up sweets for the tuck shop, or help out selling at the tuck shop
  • Man a stand for a short period of time at the Summer or Christmas Fair
  • Bake/buy sweet treats for a tuck shop
  • Sell refreshments at an event
  • Sell tickets to an event
  • Print/photo copy event flyers/posters
  • Donate/collect items for raffle prizes 
  • Just give us ideas!
  • Share our events on your social media  


New fundraising ideas are always welcome, just drop us an e-mail or talk to your class links (names below).


Sign up to PTAsocial - buy tickets online, see what events are coming up or tick the job(s) you feel able to help with. It couldn't be easier!


PTAsocial Logo and login button



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Where does the money go?

Over the last year, thanks to the money raised through events, the PTFA has provided the school with the following:

  • A new minibus
  • Wow days across all year groups - including portrait painting, African drumming, pirate workshops and a variety of history workshops
  • Reading books 
  • Class resources
  • SENDCO resources
  • Updating the wildlife area
  • Computer updates
  • Year 6 leavers disco
  • Year 6 leavers books
  • ...and lots more!  

Click here for more detail in the PTFA Treasurer's report & financial Summary


Who's Who in the PTFA?

This is the list of Committee Members and Class Links for the year 2018-2019

Committee Members

Mhairi Coles

“I was born and raised in Jacobs Well, Guildford.  I moved to Cranleigh in 2005 marrying the following year. I have 3 children. My eldest daughter has just left Park Mead to start Year 7 at Glebelands. I have a daughter in Year 4 and my son will hopefully start Park Mead in September 2019. 

I’ve been a class rep for 3 years which I have thoroughly enjoyed and now I have been appointed Chair of the PTFA.

As the Chair of Park Mead PTFA I shall be working alongside teachers and parents/carers to raise money for every single Park Mead pupil, your children. Every single penny we raise is spent on improving your child’s environment at school. Help us to help your children.

It would be great if more parents/careers could join our team. Everyone is welcome and the help is always appreciated.”


Sara Burge

"I grew up in Aldershot, and moved to Cranleigh in 2006. I have two children - my eldest is in Year 1, and my youngest will hopefully start Park Mead in September 2019.  I became class rep when my son was in Reception. Having worked in various schools since 1999 as a teaching assistant and now teacher, I know how much teaching staff value the work and money raised by a PTFA. When the opportunity came up to be the PTFA Secretary, I wanted to continue to help the PFTA, and carry on the fantastic fund raising efforts from previous years. The equipment and resources, which we continue to be able to fund for the school, is amazing, and really does benefit every pupil. We are always willing to hear new ideas, and additionally support is always greatly appreciated."

Treasurer Lucie Korousova
Vice Chair

Barbara Stevens

“I am originally from South Africa and moved to the UK, 23 Years ago. My husband and I have lived in Cranleigh for 15 years and we have a daughter who is in Year 4 at Park Mead. I work part time as a pension administrator. I have been class rep for two years and now I am delighted to be appointed as Vice Chair (events). The PTFA team are open to any fundraising ideas you have. Come and chat to us in the playground or email us."

PTFA Website Coordinator Kathryn Watts
Summer Fair Link VACANT
Christmas Fair Link Jasmin Nicholson
Cake Raffle Coordinator Lisa Hard
Pantomime Coordinator


Refreshments Coordinator



Class Links


Jasmin Nicholson


Lucy Thomas & Steph Standing


Lucy Baggott, Kate Bell
Kat Ridley, Claire Syvret &
Claire Bailey


Millie Tan


Lauren Groom & Lucy Kinloch


Jo Cowley


Joanna Meddings, Amie Langford, Lyndsey Denyer & Ella Radley


Lisa Quinlan & Emma de Vos van Steenwijk


Mhairi Coles


Barbara Stevens, Louise Auty & Rachael Rivers


Alison Rogers & Fiona Greenyer


Jacky Faithful


Emma Hill


Lucy Bushnell



Yearly Schedule

This is the provisional schedule of planned events for the rest of the year (subject to change).

Event Details
 Family Bingo

 25th January


 8th/9th March

 Easter tuck shop

 29th March

Family Bingo 

 3rd May

 Scarecrow Trail

 10th - 20th May

 Summer Fair

 15th June

 Summer Party

 5th July

Summer tuck shop 

 12th July


Cake Raffle - Buy your weekly cake raffle ticket every Friday morning from 8.30am to 8.55am from the food tech room or side entrance to KS1 Hall.

20p per ticket.

Raffle drawn in assembly and the lucky winner will be taking home a lovely cake for the weekend!




Getting in Touch

You can contact the PTFA via the school office, via your class link, or by emailing our Chair Mhairi on 

Don't forget you can also write to us or to fellow PTFA helpers on PTAsocial by using the discussion walls.


Sponsorship opportunities

 We are currently looking for sponsorship for the Christmas fair. If you are interested then contact


Raise Money while you shop
Whenever you buy anything online you could also be raising a free donation for Park Mead. It doesn't cost you a penny extra! Just join up for free using this link
Raise free donations for good causes when you shop online. Join today! and Park Mead will get £1 just for you signing up!
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My Nametags
  • Hard wearing and time saving stick on labels for use on school uniforms, Football kits Brownie/Cubs uniforms etc. They are great for staying stuck to the inside of shoes! Order online at  and use our unique School ID number 29670 to raise money for the PTFA 
  • Stamptastics special ink is great for fast labelling of items. It will last wash after wash and it can be used to stamp other items too, not just clothes. Use the schools unique code 5af156409fc00 and we'll receive 20% cash back. Order online at Stamptastic | Make Custom Stamps With Our Online Stamp Maker 
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  • When you shop with Amazon they give our Charity a 0.5% donation for no extra money. You still pay the same for your items you just go through smile instead. Please sign up to support us and spread the word to friends and family too. (This doesn't work with the Amazon shopping app  - Website only)
Northbrook Wrapping Paper
  • Buy gift wrap and other items from Northbrook and select 'Park Mead School GU6 7HB' from the drop down box and Park Mead will receive 22% cash back
Riverford Veg Boxes
  • We get cash back if you sign up and get deliveries of veg boxes from Riverford Organic Farmers. Use the code SCH1224 when you register. Already a customer? Park Mead can still get cash back if you email
Little Grippers
  • supply school socks and sports socks with 'stayontechnology'. Use the code bts-parkmead at checkout and get 5% off and Park Mead will get up to £2 cash back per pack purchased.




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