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The King's School

The King's School Founded 1545

Achievement for All


King’s PTFA is organised and run by a few lovely parents and teachers. Our aim is to raise funds through various activities which we then donate to the school to enhance our children’s ‘King’s experience’.

Our fund raising activities include our burger stall at Tar Barrels, an annual quiz evening, a craft fair, our massive Xmas Fayre and our 200 club lottery. These events are planned and organised at committee meetings which happen approximately once per half term, we then request volunteers from the parents to actually run the events. We also arrange social evenings just for fun! Donations to the school are usually requested by the staff and discussed by the committee at the meetings. We then vote to approve the funding request.

All parents and carers of students at the school are automatically members of the PTFA and are welcome to attend the meetings. As a registered charity we are also obliged to elect officers of the charity, a chairperson, vice chairperson, treasurer and secretary.

As with most local charities we sometimes struggle to attract the help we need to plan the events. However the last year has seen a welcome rise in the participants at the meetings and we hope this will continue. Some of the key members on our committee are:

  • Amanda Chaplin (Chair),
  • Claire Sheridan (Secretary),
  • Sarah Davies (Treasurer),
  • Sally De Gruchy (Publicity and 200 Club)

If you would like further information about the PTFA please contact

Key events this year include: 



Thursday 26th September 2019

AGM followed by first meeting. 6.30pm

Thursday 10th October 2019

PTFA meeting 6:30

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Tar Barrels

Tuesday 12th November 2019 PTFA meeting 6:30
Friday 15th November 2019 Children in Need and Christmas Fayre Mufti Day
Friday 6th December 2019 Xmas Fayre
Thursday 23rd  January 2020 PTFA meeting 6:30
Friday 28th February 2020 Quiz Evening
Thursday 12th March 2020 PTFA meeting 6:30
Thursday 14th May 2020 PTFA meeting 6:30
Friday 19th June 2020 Summer Bingo

Last year our contributions to the school included:

  • New bean bags for the 6th Form Centre
  • Yarn for Yarner’s Club
  • Sports Day Medals
  • Prop boxes for the English Department
  • Materials for Art Club
  • Contribution towards a laser cutter for Technology
  • A drone kit
  • Equipment for the Rasberry Pi Club
  • Equipment for the Radio Club
  • Equipment for Stem Club
  • Mindfulness cushions