Who are the PPSA?

What is the PPSA?

The Petworth Primary School Association (PPSA) is a committee of parents, elected by parents, whose main role is fundraising work. PPSA organised events provide a great opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together in a social capacity to raise additional funds for the benefit of the children and our school.

How is the PPSA organised?

All parents /carers and staff are automatically members of the PPSA.

We hold our annual general meeting in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected – usually consisting of a chair (Marie Diaper), vice chairman (Alicia Durrant)a treasurer (Katrina Budd), a secretary (Lyndsey Goddard) and other committee members.

The PPSA usually meet once a term to organise individual events.

How is money raised?

We raise money through holding events. The Christmas and Summer Fairs are the biggest events with smaller events, such as evening discos which are arranged as and when.

How is money spent?

Funds raised by the PPSA are intended to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school's main income – often 'fun things' that make learning more interesting and exciting.

The committee and Mr Galvin decide how to spend the funds. We have supported the school with large needs such as providing the shaded areas and the new Key Stage 2 Library. We also fund the annual pantomime trip at Christmas. Smaller help comes in the form of funding trips during term time and prizes throughout the year for various competitions.

How can I be involved?

There are many different ways you can help, whether you have lots of time to offer or not as much. Some of the roles are more time-consuming, although also very rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (eg running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale). Finally, you can always support the events by simply turning up!