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The Arunside School PTA is a group of volunteer parents and teachers who arrange and run fundraising events throughout the school year. We raise money that is used to buy equipment and support the school in providing the best possible experiences for children at Arunside.

2nd Hand Uniform sales also take place throughout the year on the first Friday of every month. We look forward to welcoming you at our next event!

PTA Committee Members:




Victoria Coward


Tamara Murray


Fran Belton

 Committee Members

Louise Brooks, Caroline Lowe, Neil Hunsworth, Ema McCloskey, Mark Charsley, Alec Yuille, Justine Tonnerre.
Davina Watson (Year R – teacher representative)

Please feel free to get in touch with any of us if you have questions, ideas, or want to get involved. We always welcome new helpers, whether you are baking a cake or organising a fete! Any time you can spare us is very much appreciated. Please chat to us on the playground at drop off/pick up, contact us through the school office or email us at

How is PTA money spent?

All of the money you help us raise is used to pay for educational school trips, learning aids for the classrooms, and fun events for the children to enjoy. In the last year we have funded some wonderful experiences and equipment including; new gardening tools, a pantomime for the whole school, a new bamboo play structure for the reception children, library book bags for every child in the school and 13 iPad minis for use in the classroom. We also contribute to the cost of nearly all school trips - ensuring that the expense for parents remain as low as possible.

Other ways to help raise funds

The PTA operates as a registered charity – number 1010274.

As such, we can claim Gift Aid on some of the money we raise.  Gift Aid is a Government run scheme that allows us to claim back tax on certain.  All you need to do to is complete the Gift Aid section of any paperwork for events such as the Sponsored Spell. It will not cost you any money.

In addition to this, we also have an arrangement with an organisation called Easyfundraising (EFR). They operate a website through which you make any online purchases that you were going to make anyway, but the PTA also gets a small percentage of that purchase price of whatever you buy back from the retailer concerned.  Remember - This is a donation from the retailer, and will in no way increase the cost of the item to you.

All you need to do is create a free account with EFR first, so that they know who you are supporting and where to send the money to! The PTA will even get £1 when you join up!  From then on, whenever you go online to make a purchase from a major retailer, you simply open up the EFR site first and then shop on your intended site from there.

There are a huge number of major retailers signed up to this including

    Ebay                Amazon             John Lewis              Groupon             Argos
Waitrose              Tesco                Travelodge          Sports Direct         Boots
    M&S                 Currys       Bonmarche          Apple

to name but a few.  For a full list of organisations involved, please go to

This site has raised over £430 for us so far.  It is easy and safe to use so why not give it a go?