St Mark's C.E. Primary School

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St Mark's School and Parent Association (S&PA)


What do we do? We are a registered charity and our aim is to raise money for the school and its children by holding events throughout the school year.  The main events are the Christmas and Summer Fayres, 3 children’s discos, 2 adults' quiz nights, and an Easter egg raffle.


Who are we? A team of volunteers run the S&PA, this is not limited to parents, we welcome step-parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles! We have a lot of help from Mrs Burn, Mr Coombes, the office staff and the teachers.


What do we raise? On average £20,000 a year, which is donated to the school at the AGM in September.  The AGM is open to all, not just those who attend meetings throughout the year!


What does the money go towards? Past funds raised have paid for the very smart school mini bus, all the lockers around the school, the refurbished library and the Garden of Peace. If you have any suggestions for next year's money please let us know!


How do I join? All parents of the school are automatic members of the S&PA, but we always need more helpers; we are very short on these, so please don't assume everyone else has it covered!  If you want to be on the mailing list so that you are able to see what jobs need doing, please just give us an email on the address below. 


When do we meet? Approximately once a month (choice of morning and evening) to chat and organise forthcoming events (see calendar - S&PA events are tagged in purple).  Meetings are very informal and younger children are welcome to the morning meetings.


Thank you for taking the time to read this, we hope your children thoroughly enjoy being part of St Mark’s School.


Facebook page: St Marks SPA

The S&PA have supported numerous projects and purchases, including: