St Thomas of Canterbury Junior School, Brentwood


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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 Extraordinary General Meeting on 13th February 2019. The new committee are: Samanth Bearryman - Chair, Alice O'Flaherty - Vice-Chair, Vicky Penfold - Treasurer, Ann Hillery - Vice- Treasurer, Julie-Ann Cansell - Secretary, Liz Wright - Vice-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 (11th March) 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. Please click here to see a copy of the PTA's Data Protection Policy.

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 2018-19 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.

PTA Events coming up:

Donut Day - Friday 10th May 2019 after school lower and upper school playground
(includes Adventure Island tickets and Second Hand uniform)

Quiz Night - Friday 17th May 2019 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm School Hall

Father's Day Sale - Thursday 13th June 2019 during school

Inflatables Afternoon - Thursday 13th June 2019 after school field and upper school playground

Film Club - Friday 21st June 2019 after school School Hall

Donut Day - Friday 5th July 2019 after school lower and upper school playground
(includes Adventure Island tickets and Second Hand uniform)

Summer Fair - Saturday 6th July 2019 12 - 4 pm School Field

Year 6 Leaver's Party - Thursday 11th July 2019 Rumours, Brentwood

School of Rock - Thursday 12th September 2019
Theatre tickets are on sale currently for this fantastic West End Show at £30.00 for Stalls seats. Please contact Mrs Kate Wilson on 07889 949219 to book your tickets

Recent Events and Thank You to...

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 % 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

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