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In our first blog of the new academic year we wish you a warm welcome back and answer the two questions we are sure have been on your lips all summer….

1) How do I get involved in the PTA?!

2) When is the PTA’s AGM?

To end the suspense right away, here goes with the answers:

1. There are two main ways you can volunteer your time…

Join the Committee – this year we have vacancies for Treasurer and general Committee positions.

Do you have enthusiasm and good organisation skills? Do you get a warm fuzzy feeling from helping others? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Email us .

No prior knowledge of the school or the PTA is needed for any of the Committee positions although familiarity with numbers is obviously essential to be Treasurer. Marketing skills, events experience and/or writing grant applications is always useful but certainly not essential. Committee members are expected to attend Committee meetings (approx. every 6 weeks), help take key decisions and to coordinate at least one of our fundraising event teams (such as Clarefest, the Summer Fete or even something new that you’re passionate about). The Treasurer is responsible for managing the bank accounts, processing all payments and preparing the year-end accounts. All Committee members are of course fully supported by the rest of the Committee and the wider PTA community.

Become a Friend of the PTA – be added to our distribution list to find out when we need help on an adhoc basis. This could be anything from help putting up the Christmas trees or running a stall at the summer fete. Please email us to be added to our Friends of the PTA list.

2. The PTA’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) is on Thursday 30th September at 8pm, in the Lodge classroom on the school's top playground (enter via the Banner Farm Road entrance).

All are welcome! Remember all parents are automatically members of the PTA so you don’t have to be a Friend or Committee member to come to the AGM. The AGM is a legal meeting where we review what happened last year and discuss plans for the year ahead. We'd love to welcome old and new parents and hear your feedback. It's also a great way to meet other parents and teachers.

Don’t forget you can always find out more about the PTA website at our website, Instagram, Facebook and email us with any questions.

Reception and Year One Parent Social Night

Lastly, we look forward to seeing Year 1 parents this Friday 17th Sept from 7.30pm at the Claremont Pub and then Reception parents the following week Friday 24th Sept, same time and place. Please RSVP to if you are coming so we can gauge numbers.

Best regards,

Claire, Natalie & Sara

(Chair, Vice-Chair & Secretary)

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Claremont pupils have taken over the very last blog of the year by sharing some of their special memories from Sports Day and the School Fete. Whilst parents couldn't attend either event this year, we hope by sharing some of the blogs that the children have written, that you can share in their excitement of the events too!


The effort on these Key Stage 2 boys faces is reflective of the effort all children put into their relevant Sports Days.

Mrs Roberts has chosen to share a few of the best blogs that the children have written....


No wonder the kids had a great time at the are photos and more of the best blogs to show you what they got up to!

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It’s the last full week of term and with it is our last blog of the academic year.

This week the children enjoyed their Summer Fete which couldn’t have happened without the generosity of your donations of toys, teddies, sweets and time from all those who volunteered – thank you!

We think it’s fair to say the children had a fabulous time judging from the laughter and chatter. “This is the best day of my life!” and “I loved it!” were just a couple of statements we heard! Check out the photos of the event below and on our dedicated @claremontprimarypta social media pages!

Whilst there was no entry fee for children to attend, we are still collecting donations so should you wish to make a contribution, you can still do so here: Summer Fete | Localgiving. Thank you as always.

Next week, it might be the last week of term, but there are still a couple of things happening!

1) The Tea Towels have landed and are now quarantining at school. So if you ordered one, you can expect it to come home with your child/children before the end of term.

2) Tuesday 20th July: 2nd Hand Uniform Donation Morning: for any good quality uniform you no longer need. Please bring it to the Banner Farm Road field between 8.30-9.15am.

Looking further ahead to September (already?! I hear you cry!)

1) We will have our first 2nd Hand Uniform Sale of the year online over the first weekend 2nd-3rd September.

2) The PTA will be hosting socials evenings for the new parents who have joined the school in the last couple of years.

3) Last but not least our AGM will be held in September, to which everyone is invited!

We are ALWAYS keen to welcome new people to join our small charity volunteering efforts so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you think you might be interested! In particular, we would love to hear from anyone who can help with sales/corporate sponsorship, grant research/writing and running events (especially if you’d like to see the usual Clarefest and Summer Fete events come back!)

Finally, it just leaves us to say a HUGE thank you for all your support this year. Despite everything, you’ve enabled us to commit nearly £17,000 to the school, for which they are massively grateful. This went towards:

  • Continual support of ICT provision £15,000

  • £100 per classroom for teachers to spend £1,400

  • Crisps and water for Year 6 residential £12

  • Contribution to Year 6 Yearbooks £361

  • Year 6 Leavers BBQ

We wish you all a wonderful summer break and look forward to seeing you in September.

If you think you might miss us and aren’t yet following us on social media, then do join us over @claremontprimarypta in the meantime!

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