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Palace Wood

Primary School

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow

Friends of Palace Wood

Dear Parents!


We are the Friends of Palace Wood Primary School (also known as the PTFA - Parents, Teachers and Friends Association). We are a registered charity (number 1181700) and we create exciting events for the pupils and their families to attend, bringing our school community together and raising important funds to achieve things that wouldn’t otherwise be realised within the school’s financial budget. Our events become lasting memories for Palace Wood children and their families.


We also have ongoing fundraising initiatives such as school uniform labelling referral codes, cash for clothes, pre-loved uniform sales and Easy Fundraising. These schemes all contribute to the charity’s fundraising success.


The activities of the PTFA are steered and organised by a small but very active and enthusiastic committee of parents and school staff. We are a very friendly bunch, and our motto is the more the merrier. We are always looking for new volunteers to join us! Please feel free to come along to our meetings - they are a great way to get involved in the school community and make new friends.


You are welcome to contribute in any way you can, whether it is joining the committee, volunteering your time to help at one of our events, donating resources or showing your financial support at our fundraising initiatives! We always welcome ideas for ways to raise money or things to spend funds on and any help is hugely appreciated!


We dedicate the majority of our fundraising to specific projects each year that the school would be unable to achieve without our financial support. In the past, we have bought a forest school shelter, sandpit, traffic calming signs and a book vending machine filled with books. None of this would be possible without our fantastic school community!


We keep everyone up-to-date with our activities by publishing a termly newsletter. We also send out a poster and Parent Mail for each event and have noticeboards on both Acorns and Oaks playgrounds which are full of useful information. Sign up to as lots of our events are added here.  We also have a closed Facebook Group – The Friends of Palace Wood where we share information and reminders.


If you are new to the school community, please view our New Entrant newsletter below for more information. If you would like to become involved or want to ask a question or make a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the committee or ask in the office.



Your current committee is


Chair and Charity Trustee – Carol-Anne Hawksbee

Secretary and Charity Trustee – Ellie Kelsey

Joint Treasurer and Charity Trustee - Lynne Emmerson

Joint Treasurer – Jessica Derham

School Liaison and Charity Trustee – Lorraine Hagger

Charity Trustee – Laura Borrett

Charity Trustee – Shirley Waight