Old Sarum Primary School


Old Sarum Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Who we are and what we do:

The Old Sarum Primary School PTA is a newly-registered charity (number: 1201550, https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/5199239) and a group of volunteer parents and teachers who work (hard!) together to put on memorable events for the children and their families, whilst engaging with, and improving relations with the local community. We aim to raise essential funds for purchasing material improvements in the school to enhance the physical school area and learning environment for all who attend. We have recently been responsible for funding the new playground markings from the very successful community summer fête (July 2022) and funded the Christmas pantomime and accompanying refreshments for the children. We also supplied refreshments for their adults (via a very generous donation from the local Co-Op!) when attending the Key Stage 1 Nativity performances.

We hold committee meetings termly, usually online via Zoom, to plan and organise future fundraising events.  Our next meeting is due to be held on: Tuesday 25th April 2023 @ 8pm via Zoom. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3502474605?pwd=QTQ5dUlBbmNHMXVIWFVkS0xFbjd6UT09, Meeting ID: 350 247 4605 and Passcode: 06061980. Details are also on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OldSarumPrimaryPTA. You can contact us by messenger to clarify any details or please do approach us in the playground/ school as we will be wearing our PTA lanyards on drop-off and pick-up to ensure visibility to all.

We are always keen to welcome new people and their ideas to the team (committee or simply event helpers) and would be delighted to hear from anyone that can spare a few hours throughout the year to help.  Please contact us via the Facebook page above or email: pta@oldsarum.wilts.sch.uk.

Officers and Charity Trustees:

 Retiring Chair: Hannah Purchase:

 Deputy Chair: Lisa Clarke:

Secretary/ Acting Chair: Kathryn Sloanes:


Treasurer: vacancy, Retiring officer:  Holly Gillespie

We are currently recruiting for a new Treasurer and if think you would be up for this challenge, please do get in touch ASAP and attend the above committee meeting for election. "The PTA Treasurer ensures accurate financial records are kept, and that best practice procedures are followed for counting money, banking, and making payments. They should keep your committee updated with regular reports, and ensure end-of-year reports are completed for the association’s AGM and, if your PTA is registered as a charity, the relevant Charity Commission’s annual return." We look forward to hearing from you!

Duties and responsibilities of the PTA Treasurer

  • Keeps accurate, up-to-date financial records
  • Presents financial updates at each committee meeting
  • Manages the PTA bank account, and holds the association cheque book
  • Arranges changes of signatories on the association bank account
  • Manages different payment platforms such as BOPP
  • Ensures all bank cards, cheque books, and paying-in books are accounted for and obtained from any individual leaving the PTA
  • Ensures best practice procedures are followed for counting and banking money after events 
  • Makes approved payments
  • Ensures procedures for making approved payments and claiming approved expenses are followed by all committee members
  • Prepares the annual Treasurer’s report for your AGM and arranges an independent examination of the association’s accounts
  • Completes the relevant Charity Commission’s annual return (if your PTA is registered as a charity)
  • Manages Gift Aid (or assists the committee member responsible for managing Gift Aid)
  • Ensures committee members have read a copy of your association’s insurance policy summary, which should detail cash cover, and that they adhere to any guidelines contained in the document

Key skills

  • Basic understanding of bookkeeping – able to maintain accurate records of income and expenditure
  • Organised, with an eye for detail – big events involve counting a lot of small change. The Treasurer leads the ​‘money’ team, making up floats, and collecting money from various stalls.
  • Calm, approachable, and a team player – able to remain calm during busy times. Ensure they don’t work in isolation by communicating regularly with the rest of the committee.


Parent Committee Members:

 Julia Aley:

 Pippa Alford:

 Rebecca Barker:








 Gemma Codona:

 Janine Harvell:

 Holly Gillespie:

 Marina Parnell:


Teacher Committee Members:

  Mrs Sue Holmes, Miss Rachael Dodd, Miss Jess Jarvis, Miss Rebecca Oakley.


Next Event: 

 Committee Meeting Via Zoom link above - Tuesday 25th April 2023 @ 8pm



Upcoming events: 

 To be confirmed post committee meeting.



Easter Events:

We wanted to say a huge thank you for supporting our events in the last week of term, including the 'Crazy Hair Day' and 'Guess the number of eggs in the jar' which raised a fantastic £304.75 combined and hopefully the children had a great time participating! Also a huge 'thank-you' to Gilbert Tesco's community champion in the Southampton Road store for the donations for the runners-up prizes.

The guess the number of eggs in the jar winners and runners-up were as below:
KS1: there were 128 eggs in the jar
Winner: Aaron from Tornados won the jar with a guess of 122
Runners-up: were Emilia with a guess of 121 and Rosie with a guess of 120, both from Typhoons, who received an Easter egg and bunny respectively.
KS2: there were 106 eggs in the jar
Winner: Lena from Hurricanes won the jar with a guess of 105
Runners up: were Stanley and Joseph, both from Concordes who both guessed 103. As they guessed the same we drew the names to determine who won the bigger Easter egg and it was Stanley.
Well done everyone; some 'egg-cellent' guesses and inventive hair designs!

Recent Event 'Thank Yous':

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who came to and helped at the school disco on Thursday 9th February 2023 and making it such a huge success. We hope the children had as great a time as we did! Thanks to the fabulous Disco Dion for playing the best tunes as always! And to local business the Vegan Candy Man for supplying the yummy sweeties; which are already all gone!! We raised a fantastic amount of money, over £500 after expenses, which will go towards funding amazing things for the school. We really appreciate you supporting us and our events! What the funding we raise goes towards is detailed on our Facebook page above.

Thank you to the school and all who took part in the World Book Day Quizzes and competitions. We hope that the children enjoyed themselves. If you haven't had a chance to help contribute to the costs involved in this, please use the bank account details below to send the £1.


If you are looking to order name labels, please consider using MyNametags. The school's ID number is:  104980 and is detailed on the poster below and should be entered at checkout. It doesn’t cost you anything extra but the school will receive 24% of the cost of each order!



PTA documents:

 Contact & donation details:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldSarumPrimaryPTA
Bank Account details: Old Sarum PTA Lloyd's Bank, sort code: 77-50-12, account number: 33917260