Ranelagh Parent Teacher Association
Who Are the PTA
The aim of the PTA is to foster strong Parent and Teacher relationships, creating opportunities for social events encouraging a fun aspect of the relationship. These events also act as fund raising opportunities for the benefit of the educational environment at Ranelagh School.
The PTA is organised by a joint Parent-Teacher committee, lead by Mrs Stevens as PTA President and parent volunteers includes the executive roles of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The PTA is a registered charity, the members of which are parents and guardians of pupils at Ranelagh School. You can find out more about the Ranelagh PTA on the Charities Commission Website www.charity-commission.gov.uk (registered charity number 1125897).
How Can I help the PTA?
Fundraising Focus 2018/19 – Toilet Refurbishment Appeal
Due to their poor state of repair many student toilet facilities are in desperate need of refurbishment. That’s why the PTA has agreed to set up a special fundraising appeal as the main fundraising priority for 2018-2019. The appeal is supported by the students themselves, including the Student Council. Find out more about the Appeal.
As of May 2019 we have committed an amazing £60,000 towards this project and work is due to start in the summer of 2019.
Please Donate Now via our KindLink page.
Please join in a very easy way to help make funds for your school. Just follow the link to easyfundraising.org.uk and register stating that Ranelagh School PTA – Berkshire is your chosen school to receive any commission. You can shop at all major retailers through it and we would be very grateful for the proceeds that come to the school. So far funds have reached more than £2200!
We’re now registered to receive Gift Aid so if you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by 25%, because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – at no extra cost to you. Just remember to tick the gift aid box and confirm your address when asked and we do the rest.
Match Funding and Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes
A number of parents have been able to seek considerable sums of funding from their employers as either match funding for events they have been involved with, or through a charity programme (sometimes badged Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR programmes for short).
For instance, Microsoft have match funded our annual Quiz Night for several years now which has doubled any profits made at those events. Others, such as Afton Chemical Ltd have been longstanding donors of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize money given at our Founders Day raffle as part of their CSR programme.
Other local companies choose to support Ranelagh PTA charity by donating goods or equipment for events. The Dyer family from the Butchers in Windsor, for example, have been donating a fabulous free-range turkey as part of the 1st prize Christmas hamper for years, and Hall Hunter Partnership (Farming) have been donating strawberries for our Founders Day cream teas for years too.
There are so many ways businesses can help us to raise more money for the school. Please let us know if you can help in any way – we’d love to hear from you. We’ve even produced a letter template to help you make an appeal to your employer.
Ranelagh PTA is launching a brand new Speaker Series for students and their families to introduce a range of fascinating topics and to help raise money for the school.
We’re thrilled to be launching the Speaker Series with a talk by former Concorde Captain, Vivian Gunton on Concorde – the supersonic experience.
This rare insight into this magnificent mode of transport takes place on 2 July in the main school hall from 7pm. Tickets cost just £5 each and there will be light refreshments available and an opportunity to ask questions after Captain Gunton’s talk.
This is an absolute must for any budding engineers or those with an interest in flying or Concorde so hurry to book a seat and travel at warp speed through this trilling aeronautical experience!
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