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About the PTA

The school has a very active PTA which gives tremendous support to the school by arranging social functions for children and parents, and a wide range of fund-raising events for the benefit of the school.

The aim of the Association is to advance the education of the pupils of the school by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school (not normally provided by the Local Education Authority) and to:

(a) Foster more extended relationships between the Staff, Parents and others associated with the school.

(b) Engage in activities which support the school and advance the education of the pupils attending it.

All parents are members of the PTA, and a new committee of parents was appointed at the Annual General Meeting on 17th September 2021. The new committee are:
Cally Shanley - Chair, Tara Simpson - Vice-Chair, Natasha Hayward - Treasurer, Mia Davies - Vice-Treasurer, Ashley Polley - Secretary and Mr Moran (ex officio).

All parents are welcome to attend PTA meetings, which take place once every half term to discuss and plan existing events and new ideas.

Minutes of the previous meeting (17th September 2021) are available here.

St Thomas of Canterbury Junior School PTA is committed to ensuring any personal data will be dealt with in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

The PTA have their own Facebook page (which is a closed group) which is open to all parents to join - St Thomas of Canterbury Junior School PTA. This page is updated frequently with reminders regarding events and ticket sales. You can contact the PTA at any time via email at

As always there will be a number of events organised by the PTA throughout the 2021-22 school year, which will be featured here, providing our school community with a real sense of fun. I am sure your children will all enjoy the many events during the year.

Up-Coming Events:

Tuesday 19th October 2021 - 3.15pm - 4pm - Pre-loved uniform sale, second hand book sale and pop-up tuck shop, in the playground

Thursday 25th November 2021 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm - Christmas Craft Fair, in the school hall

Thursday 2nd December 2021 - Children's Christmas shopping morning, in the school hall

We also have a limited stock of discounted Adventure Island wristbands, these can be purchased from

The PTA Policies, Reciepts and Payments Accounts, Trustee Report, and Independent Examiners' Report for each financial year are available in the tabs below. Please click on the relevant link:
Does your employer run a 'matched funding' scheme?

The PTA are also keen to hear from anyone who knows of any opportunities to tap into 'matched funding' opportunities. Many companies and bigger corporations run matched funding schemes for charitable organisations and if this is something you feel the PTA could take advantage of, please contact us.
We are committed to raising funds for the school which will impact on your children and the enhanced provision we can offer. Last year the PTA raised money towards the library refurbishment and we were able to purchase new shelving, furniture and seating. We look forward to hearing from you!
Do you shop on the internet? Do you use shops like Amazon, HMV, M&S, Sainsbury's, Boots or John Lewis? Thousands of shops are willing to give a share of the money you spend back to the school through this website:
Adventure Island
Our PTA have secured wrist bands for the ever popular Southend Attraction - Adventure island, at a significantly discounted rate. If you buy them from us not only do you save money, but Adventure Island will also give a small percentage back to the school.

Our thanks to the PTA for arranging this. Anyone can purchase and use these arm bands so if you want to buy them as presents or invite neighbours and friends to benefit - that is fine. NEVER PAY FULL PRICE AGAIN!

Wristbands are available at most PTA events, or by contacting

Do you need labels for your children's belongings? If you order your labels from, the school receives commission for every order placed. The school number is 22023.
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