Present: Mr Warbrick Mr Marczinski Mrs Henderson Mrs Scott Mrs Hardy
  Mrs Hemsley Mrs Finlay Amy Scott    

Apologies:    Mrs Finnegan    Mrs Askew

Mrs. Scott recorded the minutes of the meeting

Minutes of Last Meeting

Since our last meeting we held a successful Bingo evening the proceeds of which will be detailed in the Treasurers Report.

The Pirate Ship is nearing completion and Nursery is to hold a Pirate Party to celebrate its "launch" on 19th May. Pupils from the school were invited to choose a name for the ship. Members of the PTA chose the name "The Jolly Beckstone" entered by Alicia Pearson Year 5.

Treasurers Report

The PTA Account balance is currently £4,697 which includes a further £250 donation from the Royal Bank of Scotland and net proceeds of £238 from our Bingo Night.

Donations of £500 each were made to Rock Challenge and Multi Cultural Week. We also spent £126 on Year 6 leavers dictionaries and £57.06 on Easter egg/bonnet competition prizes.

Sponsored Event

To be held the week commencing 18th May.

Key Stage 1 & Nursery are to complete an Obstacle Course on the adventure playground.
Key Stage 2 is to run round the school field in fancy dress.

Sponsor forms have already been handed out to pupils.

The PTA were happy to donate any drinks which we have in our storage cupboard to this event.


Mrs Clarke has made a request for funding towards a wide-ranging list of outdoor learning equipment for Reception classes. The full cost of the equipment is £1,573.18 and the PTA were happy to fund the entire wish list.

Any Other Business

Car Boot Sale to be held on Saturday 4th July on Beckstone Primary School Car Park (in School Halls if wet). Entry cost of £5 per car (places to be pre-booked with School secretary) 20p for visitors.

Cars to set up from 9am, sale to open at 10am (gates to be closed prior to opening of sale to ensure no further cars allowed up school hill).
Amy Scott to design a poster with details. To be Advertised on School Website, local businesses, Supermarkets and Border on the Wall.

Sports Day Raffle to be run by PTA all proceeds to School Fund. Volunteers from PTA required! Mr Warbrick is to make a request for Raffle Prizes.

There is concern regarding the small number of members now in the PTA. Various suggestions to increase numbers were made including a flyer to be handed out with details of the PTA at Nursery Home visits and our AGM to be organized on the same day as a Meet the Teacher/Parent briefing. To be discussed in more detail at our next meeting.


Date of Next Meeting
Our next meeting is to be held on Tuesday 30th June at 6 pm to discuss the Car Boot Sale and AGM in September.