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In the 2017-2018 academic year, Cavendish PTA raised over £18,000 in funds to benefit the children at Cavendish Community Primary School. These funds are then used to benefit all of the children at the school by purchasing supplementary resources which are not available within the standard school budget.

How Are Funds Allocated?

School staff make a ‘pitch’ to the PTA at meetings; citing the reason for the request(s), benefits and costs. The PTA members present then vote and make a decision, based on the majority vote, or request further information. If the vote is carried, the PTA then make a donation to the school. All votes carry an equal weight.

If you want to have your say in where the PTA funds are allocated to benefit YOUR children – GET INVOLVED!

Below are just some of the Projects the PTA have funded by academic year.  Between September 2014 and July 2019 the PTA have funded over £70,000 to teacher requests.

2018-2019 Projects

  • Cavendish Big Adventure
  • School Christmas Panto
  • Hatchng Chicks
  • Mad Science Visit
  • Reception Outdoor Equipment
  • Swim Caps
  • Various School Trips
  • Reading Challenge Prizes
  • Cavendish Sports T-shirts and Swim Caps

2017-2018 Projects

  • Cavendish Big Adventure
  • Ice Rink
  • Music Workshops
  • VR Headsets
  • Maths and Writing Lightboxes
  • Various School Trips

2016-2017 Projects

  • Cavendish Big Adventure
  • Art Kiln Trolley
  • Library Books
  • Cookery Equipment
  • SEN I Pads
  • Motor Skills Equipment
  • Various School trips
  • Reception Area Equipment

2015-2016 Projects

  • Reception Area Equipment
  • Nursery Outdoor space
  • Various School Trips
  • School Writing Workshop
  • Chinese Martial Arts Display
  • Glockenspiels and Ukeuleles
  • Sound System
  • Play Equipment

2014-2015 Projects

  • ‘Draw Therapy’
  • Support staff laptops
  • ‘NESSY’ reading project
  • Y3 school trip to Manchester city centre
  • ‘Big Christmas Sing’
  • Waterproof clothing for all children in Nursery and Reception
  • Sports T-Shirts
  • School Trips to the Imperial War Museum for all classes in KS2
  • Athletics Equipment
  • Cavendish ‘Big Adventure’
  • Bike Club
  • Samba Dancing
  • Y4 Blackpool Zoo Trip

2013-2014 Projects

  • Art & Craft Materials
  • Timeline Project
  • KS1 Percussion Sets
  • Samba Drumming Classes
  • Mathletics
  • Numicons Projects
  • IT – iPads, protector cases and a secure sync and charge trolley
  • The ‘Cavendish PTA’ House Trophy
  • Installation of the Multi-Sport Goalposts
  • Gardening Project (via a £7,000 cash grant)

2012-2013 Projects

  • Nursery Funds
  • Gardening Project

2011-2012 Projects

  • Gardening Club
  • Gym Equipment
  • Sports T-Shirts
  • Kiln
  • Musical Instruments
  • Christmas Theatre Show
  • Fencing for school field
  • Gardening Club – Polytunnel Replacement
  • Nursery Tyre Park
  • Nursery Parent Room
  • Reading Club
  • Silver Jubilee Day
  • Reception Building Blocks
  • “5 minute” boxes
  • Sing Up Membership
  • Book Club
  • Siemens Reading Project