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PTA (Friends of MJS)

Friends of Maidenbower Junior School

What do the Friends do

We organise and run the fundraising events.

Money from these events then buys extra equipment and experiences which enhance the children’s school life.

Why get involved

Getting involved gives you the chance to get to know other parents, contribute to improving the school and find out about what’s going on more quickly than you otherwise would.

Friends Committee for 2023-2024

Chair – Maria Smith

Treasurer – Nick Harnett

Secretary – Kat Hancock

Contact us:

Email: [email protected]

Events Portal:  please register on this platform, our event tickets will be on sale here

Facebook: don’t forget to LIKE or page!

What Events are Coming Up?

Pizza Days: 18th and 19th June


What Have We Raised so far this year?

Joint School Fireworks raised £16,000 which is £5,333 per school!

Pizza Days raised £1,000!

Break the Rules Day raised £438!

Christmas Raffle, raised £1740.64, which is £580.21 per school!

What Have We Bought?

So far we have brought:

  • Accelerated Reader programme £11,350.60
  • Christmas Crackers £175.00
  • Library upkeep £500.00 to £1500 per annum

And in previous years we have brought:

Accelerated Reader programme – £11k

Christmas Crackers £500

New Football Kits – £560

Christmas Dinner Crackers – £180

New school urns – £240

Accelerated Reader Programme – £6000

Library Annual  Upkeep Contribution – £500

Y6 Leavers Party Contribution – £500

Ursula Woods Memorial Plaque – £30

New Basketball Hoops and Fire Doors Maintenance – £2130

The Amphitheater in the centre of the Playgrounds, the Window Film pictures that are displayed on the South side of all windows in Lower and Upper school, and each year group have had a contribution towards the new forest school site.

In 2014 the PTA contributed £5000 towards the new lower and upper school activity trails.


Other purchases from previous years:

  • A new bike shed
  • Clocks for the cloakrooms, asked for by The School Council.
  • New Wet Play boxes with new games chosen by the children – paid for with the money raised at the Mothers’ Day Secrets Room.
  • Other purchases; high visibility jackets and baseball caps for trips, and new playground equipment including Space Hoppers.

How Can I Help?

Help at Events

We are always looking for people willing to help out here and there. Email us at [email protected] giving us your contact details; email and telephone numbers; stating you are happy to help at events. We will add your details to our volunteer list and contact you before the next event. Thank You

Join the Committee

If you would like to help organise and run events, then come along to a meeting. We desperately need more people to do this. Details of the meetings are posted online and on Facebook. Or email the PTA asking for the day and time of the next meeting. Thank You.

The Giving Machine

To benefit the school with no effort at all, when you shop online use  ,nearly all major online retailers from Tesco, Next,  Ebay, Sky and hundreds and hundreds more, it takes seconds to sign up and be redirected to the retailers main website via Giving machine, and earning commission for your childrens school.