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Friends of Maple Tree

Friends of Maple Tree is a group of parents and teachers (aka a PTA) who raise money for the school. We do this by organising fun events for children and parents throughout the year.

As a parent, you are automatically a member of Friends and your help, knowledge, skills and support are always needed. Please do come along to the meetings if you can spare the time. Keep an eye out for the next meeting date – you will be greeted with a smile and possibly a cup of tea.

How can you support Friends of Maple Tree?

There are many ways to support FoMT:

  • You can join the committee
  • Help out at events
  • Come along and support the events
  • Do you have any ‘useful’ skills eg crafts, face painting, cooking etc.
  • Can your company provide a raffle prize or sponsor an event?
  • Shopping via  It costs nothing and a donation is given to FoMT for every purchase made.
  • Match Funding- do you work for a company that has a match funding policy? We would love to hear from you if you do as this is a good source of funds.

How is the money spent?

All the money raised by Friends goes back into the school. This is a small example of some of the things that the money has contributed towards in recent years:

Computers for the ICT suite • cameras for the classrooms • leavers hoodies • EY playground • class wish lists • transport for school trips

How do we raise the money?

School Disco • Christmas Fayre • Summer Fete • Uniform sale • Family Fun Evening • Refreshments at School Productions• Cinema Nights • Summer 10k Challenge • Easter Egg Hunt

These are just some of the things we do to raise money, if you have any more ideas then just let us know, we're always keen to try new things.

It's not just about the money though

We want our children to attend a school that has a 'magical Christmas fair' and a 'sizzling summer fete'. Imagine if no one bothered? We love to see the bustling queue of the children waiting for the school disco to open and the excitement of the children when they find an egg at the Easter egg hunt. We want our children to know that their parents, carers and grandparents support the school not just financially but with their time. A school with a thriving PTA is a wonderful thing.

And finally…

Thank you. We couldn't do this without you. Please continue to support Friends events. All your money goes back into Maple Tree Primary School helping you and your children get the most out of their education. Thank you.

If you are interested in joining the FoMT committee then please contact the chair:  Laura Grace or search for Friends of Maple Tree Primary School on Facebook and send us a message.