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About Birchwood PTFA

 What is the PTFA?

A group of people including parents, teachers and friends of the school who help to organise events, both fund raising and social.

What are the aims of Birchwood PTFA?

To raise funds to buy things that will benefit the children, that the school could not otherwise afford, to organise social events for children for parents and their friends, to foster community relationships at Birchwood Primary School.

Who can belong to the PTFA?
Anyone who has children at the school or who works at the school is automatically a member of the PTFA.

How can we find out more?
Each year there is an Annual General Meeting to which all parents and staff are invited.  This is a good way of meeting people for the first time and hearing about the PTFA achievements and plans.
PTFA Meetings are held roughly every 4 or 5 weeks during term time in the evening but you don’t need to be a member to help out. Come along to a meeting to find out more. Newcomers will be made most welcome.

Planning & Organisation

In the informal atmosphere, the committee openly discuss activities and generate new ideas.  It is at these committee meetings that school projects are considered with a view to PTFA Funding.  In joining the committee, this is your opportunity to have your say.  Committee meetings generally start at 7.00 pm and last for just under 1 hour.  They are held in the staffroom every 4 or 5 weeks through school terms.

Being a member of the PTFA will give you lots of pleasure and enhance your family’s relationship with the school.  Mums and Dads, Staff and friends all combine as individuals to form a friendly school community and as Year 6 parents leave the school, so new Reception parents join.  Everyone is made welcome at any stage through their involvement with the school and it is never too late to get involved.  We are always on the lookout for new members with new and fresh ideas or helpers to run a stall at a fete for half an hour whatever you can put in – it will be appreciated.

How to contact your PTFA
The easiest way to contact us is to leave a message with the school Office and a PTFA member will contact you, or email on