Clifton upon Dunsmore Church of England Primary School

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The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a group of parents/carers who volunteer their own time to help organise activities to bring the school community together and to raise funds for the school.

We are a registered charity and we have a committee that is elected at the AGM meeting every new school year. We also have some members who come to meetings and help at events but do not wish to have an elected role. Meetings are held regularly (this year held on Zoom) which all parents, carers and staff are welcome to attend.

Committee Members

Chair – George Lucas

Vice Chair - Rob Dalton

Treasurer – Isabelle Whitelocks

Minute Taker – Angie Fifield-Smith 

Social Media Ambassador – Catherine Hanby-Bowes

What do we Fundraise for?

Every year we provide £5 per child place to subsidise school trips and parents/cares are asked to make a voluntary contribution to cover the remainder of the cost.  This year we hope to substitute this with experiences where trips are not available due to coronavirus restrictions.

We work with the school (to include the School Council) to support initiatives as required and recently we have fundraised for:

  • reading books and schemes for both Key Stage 1 and 2
  • portable technology
  • the purchase of extra learning resources for each classroom to reduce the sharing of items across year groups in a Covid-safe way.

We are supporting the school with the purchase of new interactive ‘smart’ boards for each classroom and continue to fundraise for further technology equipment in school that all pupils use and benefit from.

How do we Fundraise?

We look at initiatives that are at no extra cost to parents as well as other fundraising events. We do hope that events are as much about bringing the children/families together and providing enjoyment as well as fundraising.

No-Cost Initiatives

  • Cashback site – Easyfundraising

Easyfundraising is linked to 3,300 shops or websites that provide fundraising opportunities. All you need to do is sign up using the link and shop as usual via the site/app. There is no extra cost to you.


 Pre-loved uniform - items of pre-loved uniform are available to purchase from the following website:


We are signed up to Terracycle schemes and ask that you separate any items that you wish to donate into the following categories:

  • Any brand of crisp, popcorn, pretzel or nut packet and multipacks. Please pack packets in side each other.

  • Pringle tubes (this brand only)

  • Biscuit, cake and cracker wrappers

  • Kinder packaging and kinder eggs

  • Ferrero Rocher boxes 

  • Lavazza Eco Caps (please place in sealed bag) 

  • Coffee and tea flexible packaging 

  • Bread loaf bags made of plastic (we cannot accept paper or wax) 

  • Cheese packaging including string bags for individual cheeses 

  • Babybel packaging and waxes 

  • Dishwasher salt bags, dishwasher tablet or dishwasher cleaner packaging, flexible stain remover packaging, cleaning wipe packaging, laundry packaging.

  •  Aqua Optima Water filters

  • Food storage containers (ie Tupperware) multi use plastic water bottles and baby bottles

  • Toothbrushes, toothbrush heads (from electric toothbrushes), dental floss sticks and interdental brushes and dental floss packaging  

  • Marigold gloves 

  • Single use plastic gloves (not used with harsh chemicals or unhygienic substances) 




  • We support local charities by collecting used stamps and we also recycle used mobile phones, games consoles, games, cameras, jewellery, sat navs, MP3 players old or foreign currency and ink cartridges.

    All separated items can be placed in the blue lidded wheelie bins at the front of the school.


Name labels and stamps

We all need to ensure our children’s uniform and belongings are named and by purchasing your labels or name stamps through these sites we receive a contribution too.

  • Name labels

  • Name ink stamps also sells craft/baking  items

Clothes recycling

Every 3-4 months we collect clothes, bags, shoes etc for recycling and we are paid per kilo collected.

Match Funding

We seek support from parents who are employed by a company that provide match funding for our fundraising initiatives. This is no cost to the employee or school/PTA so this can really make a difference to the amount we can raise at any one time. If you are employed by a company that provides this, please get in touch so that we can liaise to support our next event.

Rugby Lotto

We are part of the Rugby Lotto, where players have the chance to win £25,000. The weekly ticket costs £1 and has better odds than the national and health lotteries. For each ticket bought supporting our PTA we receive 50p. Sign up here and search for ‘Clifton PTA’.

Fundraising Initiatives

Many of usual fundraising initiatives such as school discos, fairs and open events have been stopped this year due to the pandemic so we are thinking of alternative ways to raise funds and provide enjoyment to pupils.

  • Christmas Card design – Children design a card which is then professionally printed into cards, gift tags, T-towels, mugs and other items.
  • Gifts for Mothers’ and Fathers’ days.
  • Second-hand School Uniform – We accept donations of good quality/condition uniform that your child may have grown out of and we sell these at a reduce price to all parents/carers.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

We have a suggestion box in the foyer at school or feel free to contact us through:

Or simply talk to us at any event that you attend.