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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Trim trail for infant playgroundSt Thomas Parent Teacher Association (PTA) - Helping Hands 

Our friendly PTA group is a registered charity and is made up of parent and teacher volunteers who meet monthly to discuss how to raise funds for the school.


We run various events and raffles throughout the year and are currently raising funds to improve the children’s playgrounds.


Last financial year we raised an amazing £6,000 which will buy new equipment for the infant playground.


St Thomas PTA CommitteeMeet the Committee


The PTA committee is run by Paula Westerman (Chair), Katy Reeve (Deputy Chair) , Susi Mattinson (Treasurer) and Vicky Graham (Secretary).


Together with the Head Teacher Mr Ward and a team of volunteer parents, everyone is dedicated to raising funds for our school to benefit our children.  (Pictured from left to right are Vicky, Susi, Katy and Paula.)


PTA Meetings


We hold monthly meetings at the school to discuss our upcoming events and new fundraising ideas. If you would like to take part in the next meeting, please email –

Where is the PTA money spent?


The money raised is used to enhance learning and experiences for the children. The PTA aim to fund things that the local authority funding perhaps can’t stretch to cover.


Each year we give £300 to each classroom to spend on extra resources such as games and iPads.


Wanted - new members


We welcome new members to join our friendly PTA team. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to join in the meetings or help out at events, suggest fundraising ideas or offer your expertise to our committee.


We’d especially like to hear from people with experience of writing grant applications. Or people with fundraising experience and links with local businesses.


Keep in touch

Look out for our regular updates in the school newsletter and on twitter - @handspta. Or contact us by email –  


About us

The PTA are proud members of Parentkind, the leading membership organisation for parent bodies across the UK.

The St Thomas PTA are a registered Charity – 1061993.


Match Funding Sponsor

If you work for a bank, insurance company, utility provider or supermarket, your employer may be willing to match the money we raise on events. This is a brilliant way to double the amount we raise. Get in touch if you can help us with this.


Shop online and raise funds for our school

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for our school. How? Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to the school to say ‘thank you’.


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PTA Fundraising Events

  • International Extravaganza – monthly school lottery
  • Halloween Raffle
  • Bonfire Disco
  • Christmas Fair & Raffle
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Valentines Disco


  • St Thomas Church of England Primary School,
  • Kenyons Lane, Lydiate, Liverpool, Merseyside, L31 0BP
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  • T: 0151 531 9955