Friends of Maidenbower Junior School


 Dear Parents and Carers
As you are aware a number of the PTA committee will be moving on at the end of the year so we are having an information evening for those that may be interested in joining the team. This is before we have the AGM in September so you have time to mule it over. It will be at the school, outside, under the playground canopy so please come along to find out what we are about and how you can help even if not to join the committee directly but to be on the PTA helpers team.
Due to covid restrictions and regulations we are required to know who may be coming so please register your interest via the link below:
Sign in or register if not already registered, click on event under the Whats on section, click on volunteer link, tick the ‘me’ button and ensure email and phone number are present then click on volunteer to submit registration.
If you are unable to come but would like to submit your interest please email [email protected] and we will be in touch.



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 you 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 2019-2020

Chair – Clarissa Tilley

Treasurer – Andrea Turner

Secretary – Sarah-Jane Estcourt

For Sept 2020 most of our current committee and helpers will be moving on and we will need new members to step up and help. If you are interested please come along to our AGM on Wednesday 16th Sept 2020 7pm at the school (NOTE: we may hold this as a zoom meeting if required by government rules at the time) or email us at [email protected] for more information.

What Events are Coming Up?


Due to current COVID19 we are unable to confirm just yet but hope to have our yearly Fireworks Night and Christmas Fair in Nov/Dec 2020.


What Have We Bought?

In 2019/20 so far we have brought:

  • Accelerated Reader programme £11,350.60
  • Christmas Crackers £175.00
  • Library upkeep £500.00

And in previous years we have brought:

New Football Kits – £560

Christmas Dinner Crackers – £180

New school urns – £240

Accelerated Reader Programme (coming soon to all year groups) – £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

The new bike shed, which was officially opened on 23rd July 2013.

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.maidenbower-gallery-image-20

Minutes 2018/2019

MJS Friends AGM 26/09/18

MJS Friends committee minutes 04/03/19

MJS Friends committee minutes 28/01/2019

MJS Friends committee minutes 19/11/2018

MJS Friends committee minutes 17/10/18

MJS Friends committee minutes 26/09/18

PTA Joint Schools Meeting 03/10/2018 minutes