Welcome to Staplehurst School P.T.A.

All parents and carers of children at Staplehurst School are members of the PTA.

Our Aims

  • Raise funds to support the school in providing excellent learning experiences for all the children at the school
  • Organise social events and activities for the children, their families and the wider community to enjoy
  • Give parents and carers the opportunity to work together with the whole school community for the benefit of the school

Some examples of what we do:

  1. We help to buy sports or IT equipment.
  2. We help to pay for the Bikeability courses for Year 6 students.
  3. We contribute towards whole-school arts projects led by external artists, like the Roald Dahl papier mache creatures.
  4. We run discos, Christmas and summer fairs and Secret Santa gift purchasing.

We are always interested in new ideas for activities and fund-raising.

Interested in getting involved?

We have a committee which meets informally (at the pub) and also formally (at school), usually in the evenings. Come along to a committee meeting to meet people and see how it works. We are a fairly small group at the moment, with children in most years of the school, and would love to have some more committee members. It's up to you how much time you give - everyone is busy with other commitments so we know what it's like.

If you'd rather help out more informally, we need helpers for almost all of our activities. We try to give as much notice as possible, through PTA newsletters or announcements in the weekly school newsletter. Again, you can give as much time as you want to. We are always grateful for any bit of help and without our helpers we would not be able to achieve anything.

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Latest Newsletter

PTA Christmas Newsletter

PTA committee members

Please see below for a list of our current PTA committee members along with a brief introduction of who we are:

Anita Moore (Chair)

Anita Moore  Hello to you all, my name is Anita Moore and I am the Chair of the PTA. 

 I am married to Michael Moore and I have two children, Harvey who is now at secondary school and Poppy who is   currently in year 3. I have two dogs Charlie and Max and a cat called Bernie. 

 I work at Chapel lane pre-school and actively help out where I can for village   community events, i.e Cricket, Dance,   Carnival and fete. I have lived in Staplehurst all of my life and once was a fellow pupil of Staplehurst school too. 

 Throughout my children's schooling at Staplehurst, I have actively been involved with the PTA for 8 years, 3 years I   have been Vice Chair and from this January 2018 I have just been appointed to the Chair person. I have had some   fantastic times, made loads of friends and have had some fun along the way to.

Sophie Simpson (Vice Chair and Secretary)

Sophie Simpson

 Hello, my name is Sophie Simpson and I am the Vice-Chair and the Secretary of the PTA.

 I have two children in Staplehurst School, one in year 6 and the second in year 4. My eldest is at secondary school, in year   8.

 I really enjoy working with the school through the PTA.

 It's great helping to organise some fantastic social events that the children really enjoy, as well as being able to provide   funds for the school to purchase those important extras. I work from home so am around the school at drop off or pick up on   most days – feel free to grab me if you're interested in helping the PTA.






Rebecca Piggott (Treasurer)

Rebecca Piggott








Sally Clout

Rebecca Piggott









Clare Chembalipuram

Rebecca Piggott









Sarah Keeshan

Rebecca Piggott Hi, my name is Sarah Keeshan. I have 2 children at Staplehurst Primary School, my daughter is in early years and my son is   year 3.

 I work locally so I can make it work around dropping off and picking up my children and it is flexible. It also means I can help   out on the PTA as and when required.

 I like being part of the PTA team as when meeting up to do the planning, we always have a good time organising the events as   well as doing the events themselves.

 I enjoy being on the Staplehurst School PTA because it is a great way of helping to fund raise for the school and seeing how   the money we raise can benefit the children at school. It is also a great way to get to know the children, parents and staff at the   school.


Jo Kerley

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Alix Leeds

Alix Leeds  Hi, I'm Alix Leeds and I'm a jewellery designer living in Staplehurst with my husband, my daughter and our ginger cat.

  I'm fairly new to the PTA, my little girl is currently in Year 1; but having previously been on the committee fundraising for the Under   5's Playgroup, I was interested to get involved.

 As a former pupil of the school and with many family members living in Staplehurst, it's important to me to be involved in school life   and events including the wider community.

 I'm looking forward to being part of a great team and having some fun with this year's events!




Storm Pereira

Rebecca Piggott

Staplehurst School

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