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We are very fortunate at our school to have a PTA who have been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the PTA has raised many thousands of pounds, which have been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s educational experience.


All our families are automatically members of Market Drayton Junior’s PTA when their child joins the school. All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to become involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available.


The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school; it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school. Not all our events are run as fundraisers, some are held with the aim of having fun and as a way of thanking families for their continued support for the PTA.


Our Mission Statement

To advance the education of the pupils in the school by developing more extended relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school, by engaging in activities which support the school. Providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school (not normally provided by the Local Education Authority).

In the past we have contributed to the Trim Trail and Tyre Park on the field, bought wet play games for all classes and a digital recorder and class set of ukuleles for the children. We also bought Jubilee mugs for all the staff and children and chocolate medals for the School Olympic Sports day. 


Recently, we have played a big role in the Centenary celebrations and purchased a teddy bear memento for all the members of our school community.

All this would not be possible without the wonderful support of the parents.



Since our new PTA was formed back in September, it has organised 4 fundraising activities, and has managed to raise a fabulous £562.00! Huge thanks go to Mrs Gasson, Mrs Neville and their new PTA members, for their fantastic efforts so far.


Bauble Decorating Competition

120 students entered the Christmas bauble competition back in December. The winners were announced in assembly on Friday 15th December. After costs, a total of £55 was raised by this simple and fun activity. Thanks to all those that took part.


Bags to School

Our Bags2School collection, originally scheduled for December, was postponed due to the bad weather. The bags were finally weighed and collected last week; in return for 240kg of clothing the PTA received a cheque for just short of £100, to add to its funds! A huge thank you to all those that donated their old and unwanted items of clothing.


Christmas Bingo

The Christmas bingo evening held on Thursday 14th December was a great success, raising almost £270. Thank you to everyone who donated selection boxes and to all those that came along and supported the event on the evening.


Quiz Night

On 3rd January the Vaults public house in Market Drayton hosted a quiz evening on behalf of the school’s PTA, which was another fun, successful evening that managed to raise £143. Thank you to all those that supported it and to the Vaults for hosting and sponsoring.


Particular thanks to one nan who very generously donated half of her winnings to the PTA. You know who you are…..!


Further events are planned for later on in the term. Some upcoming dates for the diary are…




Thurs 8th Feb

Spring Disco

Fri 2nd March

PTA mtg in library - 3.15pm

Thurs 22nd  March

Easter Bingo Evening


Red Lion Brewery Tour

Since the start of this academic year the PTA has used its funds to…


Supply Christmas crackers for the children’s Christmas lunch.

Purchase costumes/materials for the Christmas production.


Ideas in the pipeline include:


Starting a lunchtime games club

Donations of unwanted board games (in good condition, with all pieces present and intact) would be much appreciated!


Coat and bag pegs for the playground

Outdoor pegs to stop belongings from getting wet and dirty on the floor on miserable mornings in the playground!


Supporting Mrs Green’s lunchtime Lego Club by purchasing new/ extra Lego pieces.


Partly subsidising the Year 6’s end of year Leaver’s Trip in the Summer Term.


  • Market Drayton Junior School,
  • Alexandra Road,
  • Market Drayton,
  • Shropshire, TF9 3HU
  • Tel. 01630 652769