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The PTA work tirelessly each year to raise extra funds for our school, so that we can buy fantastic resources as well as making contributions to larger projects. Recent purchases have included mobile white boards, maths resources, and the materials to create a new and calming sensory area.

Fundraising activities over recent years have included quiz nights, school discos, film nights and cake sales. We are often to be found running a stall at our village events or a bar at school events such as sports days and nativity plays.

We appreciate the hard work that goes into running such events, but they are not possible without the help of the parents of our pupils. If you have a fundraising idea, or know contacts in the local area, or can spare half an hour to help with setting up an event – ALL help is welcome and appreciated.

All parents and carers are automatically members of the PTA. Please speak to a member of the PTA to get involved in helping our school raise these much needed extra funds.

We are a registered Charity; number 1002238

If you have any ideas/suggestions of activities you would like to see happen please don't be shy and get in touch with anyone from the PTA or email us at

PTA Team 2022-2023

Mrs Kirsty Dowding Chair
Mrs Clare Waymark Treasurer
Mrs Sarah Sollesse Secretary
Mrs Sarah Hilling Head of School  





Class Representatives 2022-2023
Milne (EYFS) TBC
Donaldson (Year 1) Mrs Kate Stewart
Donaldson (Year 2) Mrs Clare Waymark
TS Eliot (Years 3/4) Mrs Gemma Higgins
Mrs Sarah Sollesse
Longfellow (Year 5) Mrs Emma Henderson
Blake (Year 6) Mrs Alex Mengham


Easy Fundraising

The PTA benefits when you shop via this link by receiving a percentage of the fee paid, at no additional cost to you! Nearly all large retailers are there including Amazon, eBay, M&S, John Lewis, Argos and various supermarkets. If you buy insurance, holidays and larger purchases through this scheme, the PTA receive an even bigger pay out! Please join if you haven’t already done so.

Your School Lottery

Your School Lottery is our weekly lottery draw which not only raises vital money for the school but also gives our parents, carers and school staff a weekly chance to win a cash prize!

Taking part is extremely simple as it takes just 1 minute to sign up. Tickets cost £1 per week and you can pay by direct debit or card payment. The draw takes place each Saturday and there is a guaranteed school winner every single week. The prize amount depends on how many tickets are in the draw so the more entries the bigger the prize.

There is also a chance to win the £25,000 jackpot by matching the winning six-digit number. There were 8 lucky jackpot winners in 2020 so it does happen! 

For every £1 ticket bought, 40p goes to the school. This adds up to £1,000 per year for just 50 weekly tickets!

Amazon Smile - You shop, Amazon gives!

Please support us by selecting St Nicholas CE Primary School as your chosen charity, St Nicholas Hurst PTA. It’s quick and easy to do!  Once signed up, shop on Amazon as normal and Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchases towards the PTA.

Amazon Wish List

Our teachers have carefully selected wish list items that will inspire and support the children’s learning, including books, classroom resources, art and craft supplies and gardening resources. Staff will continue to add items over the school year.

If you find something you would like to purchase, just add it to you basket and follow the same process as if you were ordering something for yourself. The items will be delivered directly to our school.

You can make a direct impact on the resources we need and enable staff and pupils to enjoy a wide range of learning experiences.

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity. If you would like to purchase something on our behalf, please click the link below.

Match Funding

This scheme is when your company matches the amount of money raised at a fundraising event. Microsoft and O2 have recently match funded events. Ask your company if they can match funds – there is nothing to lose! Once you have confirmed that they do, sign up to be involved at one of our events. Once the event is complete, we will provide you with the total amount raised, the PTA bank account and photo evidence! Take that back to your company so that they can match our funds!


Ask your company if they will sponsor our newsletter, HurstFest, Dinner Dance, or any other PTA event. No amount is too small.

Gift Aid Monthly Contributions

If you are a taxpayer, the PTA can claim 25p on every pound that you donate. We ask you to sign the declaration below. Any amount helps.