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Parent teacher association (PTA)

Birchwood Grove is very fortunate to have an active and well supported Parent Teacher Association which is run by a voluntary committee of parents and staff. They give their time generously to organise and run a calendar of events throughout the year. Through these events, the parents and staff raise thousands of pounds each year. These funds have provided Birchwood Grove with a variety of resources; such as, interactive whiteboards, the 'Read, Write, Inc' programme and whole school playtime equipment. Recently, they funded the design and renovation of the library and learning zone to support children's education across the curriculum.

If you have any suggestions for fund raising events or would like to get involved with the PTA we would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact us:


The committee relies on parents to help run and support these events. All parents of children at the school automatically become members of the PTA and are encouraged to join the committee, or to give some time to help run the PTA events, which are all great fun and very rewarding.



Recent updates from Birchwood Grove's PTA

The PTA AGM was held at 9.10 a.m. on 31st October 2017.  In the last year the PTA have raised over £14,500 and made donations to the school of £18,181.  We held several fund raising events throughout the year: Christmas & Summer Fayres, disco's and the London to Brighton sponsored walk.  The PTA would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who have helped at the various events throughout the school year, without your help the events would not be able to take place. This year we have had to say goodbye to two long standing committee members.  Karen Sargent and Julienne Lazell have both had to step down from the PTA as their children have both left our school.  We thank them both for their commitment and hard work during their time on the PTA.  We would like to welcome 6 new members to the PTA Committee; Sarah Price, Mathew Tobin, Helen Paine, Sabine Rowen, Amanda Simmonds & Tina Stovell. 

Your PTA Committee for 2017/2018 is:

Sarah Plimmer - Chair Tina Stovell
Michelle Ashbridge - Vice Chair Miranda Griffin
Sylwia Dudek - Treasurer Helen Payne
Marie Penny - Secretary Sarah Price
Tobin Mathew Amanda Simmonds
Sabine Rowen Steph Williamson (Staff member)
Paul Apsey   Katy Perrett

Sponsored walk

Pupils at Birchwood Grove collectively walked the equivalent distance from London to Brighton - 54 miles. We started in ‘London’, passing mile markers where they collected stamps for their passport and finished at the ‘Brighton Seafront'. This sponsored walk raised over £2000 towards our brand new library and learning zone. 

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 Library and Learning Zone

The PTA funded the conversion of the computer suite into the new Library and Learning Zone. This woodland themed area is a great space for the children to support their learning. It includes computing resources, different learning zones and space for all our library books. You can see the renovation pictures below. 


September 2017

October 2017

Upcoming PTA events

Saturday 25th November - Christmas Fayre