Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA)


The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association


Who are the PTFA?

The Parent, Teachers and Friends Association is a group of hardworking volunteers who are committed to raising funds for Upton Cross Academy.  All the money raised goes back to the children to enable them to have those extra things that the school budget cannot cover.

What does the PTFA do?

The PTFA has enabled the school to purchase cameras, re-paint the playground markings, provide an awning for the Early Years area, contribute towards the annual residential visit and other school trips, and install the trim trail.  The Year 6 annual leavers day out is also paid for by the PTFA including leavers gifts and annual trips to the theatre.

How do we raise money?

The PTFA fund raise in many ways; the annual summer fete, Christmas Fairs, quiz nights, school discos, cake sales and raffles. 

How can you help the PTFA?

Come along to our committee meetings to hear about what we do.  We are a group of mums and dads, grandparents, staff and governors who, over a social setting, plan events to raise money for the school.  If you have any good ideas to raise money, please share them!  The PTFA also need volunteers to help out at events, so if you can't attend the meetings, your help is greatly appreciated in any way that you can.  Meetings are first Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at Caradon Inn, Upton Cross (unless 6+ attending then will be held via Zoom).

The main committee members for 2020/21 are:

Chair: Kamy Poultney

Secretary: Zoe Hall

Treasurer: Vanessa Hawkins   

Other members are:

Kirsty Warne, Amelia Hooper and Carly Coker

All parents and carers are automatically members of the PTFA and we'd love to see you at meetings as you may have ideas for fundraising.  


The meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at Caradon Inn, Upton Cross (unless 6+ attending then will be held via Zoom).