The PPSA is a charity run entirely by volunteers, organising events and projects. We raise much-needed money to improve facilities at the school and to help create a happy, friendly, fun and supportive environment.
We run events like the Summer and Christmas Fayres, the Popcorn Cinema Club, discos, pre-loved clothes, books and DVD sales (including a jumble sale in conjunction with the "Manton Ladies") dress-down days, family activity days, and we help create and sell special gifts!
Everyone who has a child at Preshute Primary School is automatically a member of the PPSA, and we value everything that is done to help the school. Please read about the recent work of the Grand Gestures team (right) and the community-spirit which it has generated and reinforced within our school.
If you are a new parent to the school, please get in touch with us on the email below so we can help you with any information you require.
A warm hello from the new PPSA committee. Thank you so much to everyone who attended the AGM last week and who have kindly volunteered to join the committee and help with this year’s fundraising and events. We had our first meeting last night and were delighted with the turn out and the support from all of the class reps. Exciting plans are underway for this years’ Christmas Fayre which will be on Saturday the 23rd of November (3-6pm). Other dates for your diaries: Friday Oct 18th Non-school Uniform Day (with a Cake Sale/Uniform Reclaim at 3pm) and Friday November 8th School Disco (Sparkly Bonfire Night Theme!)
We are always open to new ideas and any help (big or small) is very much appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep an eye on the PPSA notice board (on the wall to the left of the front door), the Preshute Community Facebook page and posters around the school keeping you up to date on PPSA activities.
Lydia and Rachel (Co-Chairs for 2019-2020)
Many companies now run schemes in which they will match the funds raised or time spent on charitable activities by employees. A number of Preshute parents have taken advantage of such schemes and this has made an enormous difference to the amount of money raised by the PPSA. We would be delighted if anyone who works for a company enquires with their Managing Director, HR or Corporate Citizenship department as to whether match funding is a possibility and what the requirements are. The PPSA committee will work with you to help you secure this funding for the school. It makes a big difference with very little extra work.
Welcome to the Preshute Primary School Grand Gestures team, headed by Preshute volunteer and grandmother, Sue Elks.
The Grand Gestures team, comprising an ever-expanding group of enthusiastic, resourceful and community-minded grandparents, parents, local residents, staff and governors, has been out and about giving Preshute Primary School in Manton a well-deserved spring clean.
So far, they have swept and cleaned and painted, tidied displays, replenished flower beds and, most recently, given the Reception classroom and play area an early spring clean. No job is too big or too small.
And the children are also getting on board. A weekend in early February saw some of the youngest pupils and siblings out in the fresh air, diligently scrubbing tables and chairs in the Reception play area, shoulder to shoulder alongside their parents and grandparents. There have also been an increasing number of requests from pupils wanting to (quite literally) get in to tidy up the school pond!
The enthusiasm of the Grand Gestures team knows no bounds. They are planning “working bees” for the next few weekends, with more and more families coming on board to offer their time and DIY expertise.
We are now actively looking for enthusiastic volunteers to add to our merry band. Whether you are a brilliant cake maker, excellent tea pourer, creative arty type, good grafter or organiser extraordinaire, we would love to hear from you. Giving an hour of your time here or there on an ad hoc basis really does make a difference. If you are interested in being a part of this great team or would like to know more please email email@example.com or speak to one of the committee.
And it is not just parents that can volunteer; we are also happy to hear from grandparents and other family members who have a link with your child's school life.
Previous minutes and our accounts are available from the PPSA on request.
Preshute Church of England Primary School
High Street, Manton, Wiltshire.
01672 512 754
Interim head teacher: Mr Neil Baker
Deputy head teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy
Admin officer (Reception and Telephone): Mrs Ange Baldock