Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

‘Friends of Hayesdown Children’ (PTA)

Click the link below to see the latest in Friends of Hayesdown news and updates.

PTA Newsletter October 2016

PTA Newsletter May 2016

PTA Newsletter February 2016

PTA Newsletter November 2015

PTA Newsletter October 2015

PTA Newsletter April 2015

PTA Newsletter February 2015

PTA Newsletter January 2015


Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is known as ‘Friends of Hayesdown Children’.   This group of parents and staff work hard to run a number of events throughout the year to raise money and provide opportunities for the school community to meet informally and socialise.  ‘Friends of Hayesdown Children’ also manage the purchase and sale of school uniform containing the Hayesdown logo.


‘Friends of Hayesdown Children’ Committee

Co-ChairsLouise Middle & Charlotte Cox
Vice ChairAmy Symes
TreasurerKaren Evans
SecretaryJo Eyers
Committee MembersSue Heal
Lara Hain
Astrid Bodner
Tina Williamson
Charlotte Padfield
Heather Morgan
Hayley Roberts
Erica King

The Committee is always happy to welcome new members and to receive ideas to support its work.  You don’t have to be a member to attend meetings and help at events – you simply have to turn up or offer your services through a PTA member.  Many hands make light work and we can assure you of a very warm welcome!



The Committee has an annual core of tried and tested social events that are enjoyed by the community but also tries to introduce one or two new events each year.  Events are detailed in our newsletters and cited in the calendar on this website.



In the last twelve months, funds we have raised have been used to purchase:

  • two performances of ‘The Three Pigs’ performed in school by StoryBox Theatre, for all pupils
  • a replacement wooden train for the playground
  • resources chosen by the children to be used at Golden Time
  • a new sound system for the school hall
  • tools for pupils who belong to the school’s Gardening Club
  • small apparatus and equipment for the children to play with outside at lunchtimes.

We are currently focusing our efforts on raising money for small cookers and cooking equipment for the children to use in their classrooms to support food technology aspects of the 2014 National Curriculum.  Alongside this, we will continue to raise money for the furniture we would like to see installed in our new Research Centre, which will be started as soon as we are able to apply to the Academies Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for a grant to cover building costs.


Annual General Meeting

The date of the next AGM is Thursday 8th October 2015  7.15 p.m.


 Contacting Us

If you would like to make contact with a member of ‘Friends of Hayesdown Children’, please do so through the school office.


Recent Events

2014 Summer Fair

Amazing weather, a great range of activities for people to enjoy and a superb number of attendees resulted in us raising £1,940 for the school.

PTA Summer Fair 7 July 14PTA Summer Fair 4 July 14








2014 Easter Cake Competition 

There were so many amazing entries in each of the three categories that it took judges considerable time to select the winners.  After great deliberation the winners were announced, before all the cakes entered in the competition were sold for profit at the end of the school day!  Below are pictures of some of the winning cakes.

PTA Easter Cake Competition 3  PTA Easter Cake Competition 1


2014 Easter Colouring Competition

PTA Easter Colouring Competition