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AGM 7th October 2021 7pm in the school hall followed by the usual half-termly meeting (starting at approximately 7:30pm).

Everyone is welcome, come along and help us to plan for the next school year.  Every parent and carer in the school is automatically a member of the PTFA, along with the staff and friends of the school. The PTFA usually meet twice per term to organise fundraising events throughout the year to enhance the facilities and opportunities that are available for our children.  Even if you can’t come to every meeting, you can still get involved.

The PTFA raises money through fundraising events during the year. Previous events have included children’s discos, charity clothes collection, fun pony ride, cakes sales, colouring competitions, beetle drives, bingo, raffles, Field Fest and even a circus. The children and school have benefitted from our fundraising by having a set of Google Chromebooks, a donation to the quiet area, new fencing around the outdoor classroom and maintenance to the pond area.  Without your support we would be unable to continue to help with projects like this.  

Annual General Meeting
As a registered charity, the PTFA are required to hold an AGM for the election of officers and the review of the annual accounts. Please do consider coming along to help shape the PTFA.




Newsletter Autumn 2020

Stamptastic name labelling

Stamptastic name stampers are a brilliant way of quickly and effectively naming school uniform. Mark First School PTFA are signed up to their scheme which offers us 20% commission on every order. I’ve been using the name stampers for 4 years now and the names are just as visible as they were when I first stamped them! It takes seconds to name an item with no fuss or mess, I highly recommend them! 
Simply use the code TA94QA at the checkout and the PTFA will receive 20% back, it couldn’t be easier!
Sadly we have had to cancel the Spring Fun Ride this year due to the pandemic. We are hoping to be able to run it again in the future. 



Coming up on 5th April we have one of our largest events, the Mark Spring fun ride. This is a 12 mile horse ride through pasture, lanes, tracks and some of the roads around Mark Moor. Any help to host this event would be gratefully received, we are in particular need of marshals to station themselves at various points throughout the route to direct horses and riders of the way to go.  You do not need to be a horsey person to help out! 

Mark Spring Fun Ride

With half of the 2019-2020 academic year left this is a good opportunity give a little update on the PTFA activity so far.


Our first event of the school year was back in October, a very successful cake sale which raised over £165!


The PTFA donated some money to each class for them to purchase some resources.  The Owl class bought some road traffic signs for their outdoor area. The Buzzards bought some K'Nex and maths games. Herons are planning to buy some learning behaviour games. Kestrels and Woodpeckers bought some Cressida Cowell books and some resources to support their dragon topic.  Without your support these extra resources would not have been bought so thank you again for support!

This was followed by our three Christmas discos which were extremely well supported.  The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a brilliant way to kick off the festivities. Next up was the PTFA stall at the Mark Church Christmas Bazaar, the stall was a jolly jar tombola and without parents' generous donations would not be possible. The Christmas nativity performances were brilliant, as always! The PTFA offered refreshments and we raffled off two bumper hampers which raised a massive £390! The children produced some beautiful pieces of artwork which were turned into an assortment of goodies; cards, mugs, cushions, coasters etc which again boosted our fundraising efforts. The final Christmas event was the class Christmas parties. The PTFA supplied and wrapped the children's gifts as well as providing each class with a party goody bag.


The first event of 2020, also a first for Mark PTFA, was a prize bingo. Children from reception upwards came to take part in the fun, everyone enjoyed themselves and it would be lovely to see this event better supported in the future. 






Spring is in the air......


Thanks to everyone who came to The Easter Parade 2019. You helped to raise a whopping £400. Well done - this will help towards developing a new Quiet Are for play times.



100 Club

Balls were drawn and the winners are....



SEPTEMBER  30- Deb Panes and 65- Rachel Plested.



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Field Fest

A total of over £600 was raised at this year's the Field Fest.


We were excited to see lots of new musical instruments

arrive last week in school which your donations have paid for.

Thank you everyone!

Apple Picking

'Secret Garden' performance by Bridgwater College

Clean-up Day 2017

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Autumn Clean Up Day 2016


A huge thank you to everyone who attended our clean up day.  I hope you'll all agree Schools looking very smart!!



Apple Picking Fun

We raised a impressive £200 from apple picking and i think the  adults enjoyed themselves as much as the children.

Welcome to  the PTFA Page

The  Parents, Teachers and Friends Association is an integral part of the Mark First School coummunity.  All parents and all teachers are automatically members of the PTFA.  Through organising events, the PTFA team bring the parents and families of school and the community together and  have a great time while raising money for the school to fund projects which  support the education of the children. 

We meet a few times a term, usually in The Packhorse at 7pm

Everyone welcome!





Chair Alison Hawthorne
Vice-Chair Sammy Smith
Secretary Debbie Palfrey
Treasurer Will Clarke
Publicity Kat Powell