Castle Cary Community Primary School

Castle Cary School

I love the surroundings of the school, it really makes it enjoyable to come to school here.

Year 3 Pupil

The teachers are funny and my friends are too!

Year 3 Pupil

Everyone is caring

Year 5 Pupil

I like it at our school because we do lots of work.

Year 2 Pupil

I like that it's about the children's rights and not just the teachers!

Year 6 Pupil

It's safe, fun and you always learn something new.

Year 5 Pupil

I love it at this school, nothing needs to be changed.

Year 3 Pupil

It's a great place to learn/

Year 3 Pupil

Everyone gets treated fairly; the whole school is kind.

Year 4 Pupil

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PTFA

Parents, Teachers and Friends Association [P.T.F.A.]

All parents and staff at Castle Cary Primary School are members of the PTFA, which exists to promote a sense of community and raise funds for additional school resources and activities. At its AGM each September, a group of volunteers agrees to run the organisation and all parents are encouraged to help and support its functions.

The money raised always benefits the children and parents are kept informed about P.T.F.A events and how the money raised is spent.

Last year the PTFA raised over £6,000 and funded the  purchase of 20 iPads for use across the school.

Over the last couple of years, the PTFA has paid for:

  • Visiting theatre productions
  • Trophies for the House competitions
  • Woodland walks and tiered spectator area
  • Refit and resourcing for our magnificent library
  • Trophies for our House Reward System
  • Ice-lollies for our competitive sportsday!

FAQs

What is the PTFA?

The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association - in short anyone who has a link with the school! We are a registered charity with the aim of furthering the education of pupils by providing facilitiies, equipment and activities not normally provided for within the school budget.

What do we do?

All sorts! We organise big fundraisers such as the Christmas Fair, Summer Fete, Bingo and Valentines Disco. We also spend a lot of time serving refreshments at various events throughout the school year.

How often do we meet?

We meet two or three times a term, but there is no need to come to all the meetings in order to be involved. Meetings are either in the evenings or at the end of the school day. We are often fortunate to have a creche for meetings held directly after school.

How can you help?

If you think you might be able to help in any way at all, please contact the school and a member of the PTFA will contact you.