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Upwood Primary Academy PTA

The PTA is a registered charity made up of a committee of parents and teachers who volunteer their time to organise or help at events. Although every parent, carer and teacher is automatically a member of the PTA, you are welcome to formally join the committee; please see an existing member for more details. We are extremely fortunate at Upwood Primary Academy to have a high degree of involvement and commitment from our parents and carers.



PTA Chair – Mrs Sue Sykes

Vice Chair – Mrs Jenny Stokes

Treasurer – Mrs Kirsty Payne

Secretary – Mrs Emma Smith

The PTA is actively involved in a full programme of educational, social and fundraising activities, from which the school benefit greatly. The PTA raises funds for school, to provide vital extra resources for all the children.

Remember it is YOUR Association and it can only continue to do all the great things it does if YOU join in – so please do!


Thank you to everyone, who has attended the events so far this school year. So far you have helped to raise:

Event Amount Raised
Disco £509.98
Spooky Tuck Shop £170.30
Christmas Tuck Shop and Raffle £204.61
Pop and Popcorn Night £269.28
Bags 2 School Collection £116.00
Christmas Cards £233.03
Christmas Fayre  £1,498.55
Car Wash & Marathon £380.00
Christmas Play Refreshments & Collection   £204.68
Quiz Night £764
Disco £441.35
Pop and Popcorn Night £183
Mother's Day Coasters £137.07

So far we have raised an amazing £5,111.85



This year, the PTA will start fundraising for new 30 iPads and a trolley to secure them for KS1 (and headphones).  These items are all big wishes for the school and we hope to be able to raise money in stages.

What an amazing first term! We can’t thank everyone enough for supporting the students and school.

With the money raised so far, we have been able to purchase the following to date.


Estimated Cost

Raised So Far

30 iPads


To date: 10 purchased

iPad Trolley


Purchased from money raised in the 2018-2019 school year




Portable Music System


  • It was also agreed that - on an annual basis - if there are available funds, some of the money raised, by you, will help the school to purchase the following items:

    • Classroom Stationery Hampers
    • Foundations School Bags
    • Christmas Pantomime
    • Reading Records for each student
    • School Educational Visits
    • Contribution to Y6 Hoodies
    • DJ for Y6 Ball
    • DT Donation of £2.00 per child
  • If you would like to get involved in any way or have a great fundraising idea, please get in touch.


This past term, we have succeeded in raising enough funds (along with donations) to purchase 10 iPads, a trolley and headphones. We supported the school with the purchase of Reading Records, Classroom Hampers and also funded the recent Christmas Panto.

 Thank you to Sean and Terese Buginaite for organising the Car Wash and their donations raised from the St Neots Half Marathon.

We are currently working with the School Council to consider new initiatives so any ideas are welcome!

If you have an idea for a fundraising event, please do get in touch. Your support is vital in helping to organise the events and attending them; it really does make a difference!