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_____Welcome to our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association_____


Welcome to Burnley Road Academy’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA).  All parents and staff are automatically members of the PTFA and we welcome your involvement.

Our main aim is to raise extra funds so children can enjoy the very best equipment and facilities.

The Academy PTFA forms part of the social life which surrounds the Academy, running events for children, adults and families.

Please get involved in any way you can big or small.

Recently we’ve been able to raise funds to provide the Academy with:

  • A specialised reading area for all children
  • Fun and educational signage for around the outside of school
  • An archery kit
  • A playground climbing frame
  • Playground markings
  • Beebots for Foundation Stage
  • Spell checkers for year 6
  • Visitors to the Academy to enhance learning such as “Meet a Creature”, “Zoo Lab” and “Skip to be Fit”
  • Subsidised school trips

Forthcoming Events 2016-2017

Christmas Fair 3rd December 2-4pm

Valentine Disco 9th February 4.30-6pm

Easter Colouring competition 31st March

Lego competition –date to be confirmed

Chocolate Tombola at Mytholmroyd Gala 24 June

Summer BBQ 30th June 6-8pm

Tea Parties Last Friday of the month

Monthly Tea Parties

  • 21 October
  • 25 November
  • 16 December
  • 27 January
  • 17 February
  • 31 March
  • 26 May
  • 21 July

How to get involved:

  • Attend PTFA meetings to share your ideas about fundraising and how funds should be spent
  • Attend events and have a good time!
  • Donate some of your time to help run an event, eg. Helping on a stall, selling raffle tickets,
  • Provide donations for raffle prizes
  • If you own or manage a business, PTFA events offer an ideal opportunity to promote your business whilst supporting the PTFA. You could provide raffle prizes or set up a stall at one of our events.

Description of Key Events

Tea Parties

Parents donate delicious cakes, buns and biscuits (usually home-made) to sell after school at home time.  Drinks and sweets also available. Please support this regular event by donating cakes, buns and biscuits or by helping to run the stall.


Bags2School Collection

Bags2school collections are a great way to get rid of unwanted textiles, shoes, bags, belts etc. Twice a year children bring home a bag to fill. Bags can be brought into school anytime during the week leading up to the collection and left under the shelter outside the school hall. The collection usually takes place on a Friday morning just after 9am. The PTFA get paid per tonne so the heavier the bags the better!


Summer BBQ

BBQ (using burgers and sausages from local butcher)  bar, children’s games, cake stall, face painting.


Christmas Fair

This is usually our largest fundraising event. Lots of fun things to enjoy for the whole family:  Santa’s Grotto; cake stall; chocolate tombola; children’s games; face painting; refreshments; craft room; local produce stalls;  secrets room – a chance for children under 12 to buy a gift for a loved one


Christmas Raffle

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and individuals, we hold a very successful Christmas raffle. If you wish to donate a prize please call in to the school office. Raffle tickets are sent home and the PTFA ask that you try to sell them to family and friends. The draw takes place during the Christmas carol service.


Lego Competition

Children create a lego model of their own design on the given theme (no kits allowed) and it bring to school. School councillors then judge the entries and award a prize per class. This is a very popular event amongst the children, who really enjoy looking at one another’s designs.


Remember we don’t have to stop there, if you have ideas for new fundraisers please share them with us!