Welcome to Bishops Tawton PTFA page!
The Parent, Teachers and Friends Association are very active both in providing social activities and in fundraising. We regularly organise events and fundraisers and even throughout Covid have had the Christmas Market, Christmas cards, numerous ice lolly sales and our biggest Summer Raffle ever! 
We help provide the school with a range of equipment, including class cameras, playtime toys, football kit, sports equipment and high quality books. We have paid for both bears to ease transition into Reception and celebrations for the children leaving in Year 6. We also subsidise a number of school trips and visitors for every year group from pre-school to year 6.
We are currently meeting in a combination of online and in person to cater for various Covid restrictions and also help more people to join in without childcare to sort!  If you would like to join us as we continue to raise funds for our school community, you will be very welcome. We are very grateful for all support in providing our children with the best resources and experiences possible. 
Remember to look at our Facebook group for posts with all the latest notices and events and look out for updates on the school newsletter. 
We look forward to meeting you, 
The PTFA team
Chair - Joanne Carter
Supported by our previous co – chairs Sam Spry and Sarah Bale.
Treasurer – Claire Ridyard
Secretary – Simon Mills
Friday 8th July
We are planning a school disco for the children at the village hall in Bishops Tawton. This has been something we have been asked about for some time so we hope they will be excited to hear that one is being organised! 
Children will be split into 2 groups: 
Reception & Key Stage 1 will be 5-6pm.
Key Stage 2 will be 6.15-7.15pm. 
The price is £3.50 per child which includes an hours entertainment, drink and snack. 
We kindly ask that Reception aged children have a parent/guardian stay with them at the venue.
Children are not to bring mobile phones/ipads/games etc.
All payments are available via eduspot on the shop tab. Bookings will close on Tuesday 5th July.
A contact details questionnaire will be sent out soon. Please check your junk/spam folder for this, as sometimes these forms go into junk/spam folders.  
We hope to see you all there!
Many thanks, your PTFA

January has been and gone, the lighter nights are upon us and we are starting to put together some plans for all the children!

Below is some information regarding upcoming events.

Some dates for your calendars are:

Friday 18th February – Sweet Sale afterschool

Wednesday 2nd March – 7.30pm PTFA meeting, venue TBC

Wednesday 6th April – Spring Fayre

On-going – Asda green token scheme


While it is too chilly for ice lolly sales we will be holding some variations over the next few months until it is warmer. On the first occasion it will be a sweet sale, which will consist of pre-bagged sweets at 50p per bag sold after school on the top and bottom playgrounds. Older children are welcome to bring in their money with them into school and purchase as they leave at the end of the day. The bags cater for vegetarians and please make sure you have the correct change for us.


PTFA Meeting- All parents are welcome to join the PTFA committee at any time throughout the year and we hope to be back meeting in person really soon. We are always grateful for help, ideas and support so please speak to any of us if you would like to know some more information about being part of the committee or being a PTFA helper.


Spring Fayre – this will be much like previous Summer and Christmas Fayres but we have switched it up this year to have a different theme. There will be stalls and activities for your children to take part in with lots of ideas which we are busy planning. The event will be held straight after school and we will be set up for you to come and visit us as soon as you collect your children at the end of the day. We hope for some sunshine and it will be lovely to have families on site with some fun thrown in! If would be able to volunteer some time on the day then please let us know, even half an hour would be very much appreciated and helpful for us.


Last week we had confirmation that the PTFA have been nominated for the Asda Green Token scheme. Our PTFA is up against two other organisations, the winner will receive £500, second place receive £400 and third place receive £300. All money that we raise/receive throughout the year goes back into the school and is beneficial to all the children during their time at Bishops Tawton so your votes are really important to us and we are very grateful. Due to covid changing how businesses conduct their schemes the vote is now online; please visit search for Barnstaple and then select Bishops Tawton PTFA. Please ask family and friends to support us if they wish, you can vote weekly and you can use multiple devices to cast a vote. This will be ongoing for a few weeks so please try and vote as often as you can. Thank you 

The PTFA were delighted to fully fund the Stone Age visitor for KS2. We hear from the children it was a great success with them all learning lots and even getting to hunt a Mammoth! Thank you to the KS2 staff for organising it.

PTFA Fundraising news
As you may have seen on Classlist, the PTFA have signed up to easyfundraising. It’s easy to sign up and completely FREE with 4,400 shops and sites who will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to do your everyday online shopping - at no extra cost to you! There’s even an app to make it even easier! Every donation you raise makes a difference to us, especially in a year where fundraising is so limited, so please sign up & share today. If you have any questions or are unsure, please put them on Classlist and we will be able to help from there