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We are very fortunate that the SPSA has been an integral part of the school community for a number of years. It has raised thousands of pounds which have been spent on equipment and resources to enhance the children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.

The SPSA is a voluntary group of parents and is about much more than simply fundraising.  They exist to provide closer links between home and school and to bring staff and parents together socially, working towards a common goal.  All money raised goes to the school to help provide resources and equipment which will enhance children’s experiences at St Peter’s

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if you only have a small amount of time available.

Like most PTAs, the majority of funds are raised through events. There is always something going on, such as discos, raffles and family fun events. Donations from parents are extremely important, you can donate time, money, items for sale, raffle prizes or offers of services and skills.

The money raised is usually spent fairly quickly although, from time to time, funds are put towards larger projects. However, whilst saving for these, smaller items are still funded thanks to the generous and continued support of our parents.

Last year the SPSA enabled a range of purchases to be made for the school including interactive screens, commemorative coins, a tile mural, leavers’ gifts and ice creams on Sports Day.

How you can get involved

There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the SPSA.

Offering to help at or before events, or at other times of the year, is so valuable. It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you can’t come into school. There are always jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive.

The SPSA thrives on helpers. The more you volunteer, the more the children will benefit.

If you are interested in joining the SPSA or getting involved in other ways please leave your details with the school office or email spsa@stpetersaylesford.kent.sch.uk