Little Dewchurch Primary School

Little Dewchurch Primary School

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Friends of Little Dewchurch School (FoLDS)

What is FoLDS?

Friends of Little Dewchurch School (FoLDS) is our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Our purpose is to raise money for resources and equipment for the school and provide refreshments at school functions. The money we raise goes directly towards things that benefit the children. We are a registered charity (Charity number 1043454) and FoLDS is run by parents/carers and teachers who volunteer.

FoLDS is run by a committee which is elected by you every three years. In addition, there are 2 or more Class reps who are parents/carers on hand to help out at events.  You do not need any special qualifications, it’s your tea making skills we are after!

Benefits to you and your children

Being a FoLDS volunteer means...

  • Getting to know other parents
  • Being involved in the social side of school events
  • Action your ideas for fundraising and activities
  • Feel part of the school community

What do we actually do?

School Functions

Throughout the school year parents/carers are invited by school to see their children take part in Harvest Festival, Christmas Carol Service, Class Assemblies etc. and FoLDS make and serve tea/coffee/squash afterwards. Some people like baking and donate cakes/biscuits for these events and it gives parents/carers, children, teachers (and vicar!) a chance to socialise.


Like all schools there is never enough money in the pot. PTA's help to fill the gap by raising funds in a fun way for the benefit of the children. Some ways we have raised funds include...

  • Whist Drive
  • Raffles
  • Christmas Hamper raffle
  • Coffee Morning and Christmas Fayre
  • Film Club
  • Summer Fete

...and with this money we have been able to make a real difference. We have...

  • bought a cooker and baking equipment so that children can take part in cookery sessions at school
  • bought IPads for the classrooms
  • Games and toys for rainy playtimes
  • Contributed to cost of school trips
  • Provide ice creams at the Christmas pantomime and on Sports Day
  • Hold fun events for the children to enjoy such as Halloween Party, Sports Day Picnic and Leavers Disco


How can I get involved?

All Parents/Carers can volunteer even if you can only spare a few hours now and again your contribution is really appreciated. If you are able to help please send an email to or come to the FoLDS meetings and see what's on offer. Little Dewchurch is a small school our meetings are informal and friendly and with a bank of volunteers we are able to only call on people infrequently.

We usually hold meetings once a term to discuss what events are coming up and what the teachers would like from us. We get excellent support from our teachers and everyone is welcome to attend the meetings.

In September of each year we hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

We are currently looking for class representatives for all classes. If you can help please email us or speak to one of us in the playground.

Everyone has work or other commitments so the more people get involved the easier it is to run events.

We are currently working towards raising money for furniture for the learning lodge.


Committee Job Descriptions




  • Chairing meetings


Vice Chairperson

  • Supporting the chairperson



  • Keeping the accounts



  • Write and send out letters informing Parents/Carers of upcoming events and meetings



  • Initiating fundraising ideas
  • Organising and running events
  • Purchasing goods
  • Booking hall/entertainment etc.
  • Liaise with Teachers re. events


Current Committee 2016/17



Vice Chair

Leatte Clarke


Ali Sherlock


Laura Phelps


Contact Information


Facebook Page

FoLDS - Friends of Little Dewchurch School - PTA


So whatever time or skills you have to offer, here is your invitation to join in and have fun raising money for your school...hope to see you soon!


Nov 16 Minutes