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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Friends of Chesswood (PTA)


Friends of Chesswood is an active group of parents & staff who meet regularly to arrange social events and raise funds for the School.  Everyone is welcome and it is an excellent way of becoming involved in school life and meet other parents.   Our primary role is fundraising to purchase additional equipment or resources to enhance the children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.  New ideas for fundraising or social events are always welcome. 

If you are unable to attend our meetings there are other ways you can get involved, such as helping at the Fayres, Discos or other events, or preparation leading up to the various events. 

Please contact Kate Brown – or the school office if you would like to be involved in some way.


EVENTS FOR 2019/20

Date Event Amount raised
10th October 2019 AGM  
18th October 2019 Disco £1,295.31
6th December 2019 Christmas Fayre £4,991.04
7th February 2020 Disco £2,040.00
27th March 2020 Film Afternoon cancelled
15th May 2020 Disco  cancelled
26th June 2020 Summer Fayre cancelled


In 2019 Friends of Chesswood helped to purchase a new minibus.  In 2020 we purchased new chairs for school productions, storage cupboards for playground equipment and new playground markings.  We are currently funding a new greenhouse in our vegetable garden area as well as our main project developing a new pond dipping and nature area.  We are also looking to fund an Outside Classroom in the next few months.

EVENTS FOR 2020/21

Date Event Amount raised
21st October 2020 AGM  
23rd April 2021 Smarties Challenge £1,261.89
tbc Summer Fayre


Did you know that you can help raise funds for Chesswood every time you shop online?

Whenever you buy anything online you could be raising FREE donations for Friends of Chesswood School with easyfundraising.

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Friends of Chesswood School at no extra cost to you whatsoever!  There are no catches or hidden charges.

Throughout the Chesswood community these donations could really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment.

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In addition to this you can also support Chesswood every time you shop with Amazon.   AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Friends of Chesswood at NO COST TO YOU.  On your first visit to select Friends of Chesswood as your chosen charity.  You can use your existing Amazon account but where you see a product is marked “eligible for donation” then ensure that you change to the page before completing the purchase.

If you have any questions please contact either Kate Brown – or the school office.

Thank you so much!