PTA - Friends of Pendragon

Hello and welcome to Friends! Friends of Pendragon is a registered charity (charity number 1165191) and is run by volunteers, who give up their time and energy to enrich the Pendragon Pupils' educational experience. In essence Friends is a PTA (parent, teacher association); but is not limited to parents and teachers on the Committee.
Friends has been helping the school for many years and as a parent or carer of a Pendragon pupil you automatically benefit from the work the Committee does. As a member of Friends we will call on you from time to time to help the Committee to meet its vision!
Our Vision:
Our aim is to have a structured and effective organisation allowing us to help bridge the gap in funding and provide enriching opportunities for the children of Pendragon Community Primary
School. We will provide a social, welcoming, and fun environment; ultimately forging new friendships and making a difference for all pupils, to enable the Committee to successfully raise funds, arrange community engagement activities, and drive increased Parent/carer and community participation in the school.

The full Friends' Committee meets once every half term, dates for the rest of this school year are:

  • Tuesday 15th January
  • Wednesday 13th March
  • Thursday 16th May
  • Wednesday 12th June
and we would love to see new faces! At the start of the Autumn 2 half term we have a fantastic membership of 35 parents, carers, friends and teachers on the Committee - but the more the merrier!

Alongside the full Committee Meetings sub-committees meet ad hoc to organise and plan the different events we put on. 

We will let you know about these events through the school newsletter, Friends' newsletters, parent mail, our 2 Friends' notice boards (main gate and on the wall near to Foundation Stage gate) and our social media page on Facebook - Friends of Pendragon.


Annual General Meeting (AGM) 

Our Annual General Meeting is held during the autumn term. At this meeting we elect to our formal Committee roles. The meeting this year was held on 18th October and the following people were appointed to formal roles on the Committee:

Chairs: TBC

Vice-Chairs: TBC

Treasurer: TBC

Secretary: TBC

***Keep an eye out for our "Mug shots" on the notice boards***

As a parent/carer of a Pendragon pupil you are already involved! Automatic membership for everyone.


How You Can Be Involved in the Committee


Attending any of our meetings and becoming a Committee member is welcomed - just drop us an email at so we can arranged to let you in the building! Being a Committee member involves helping to plan and organise events, activities and volunteers.

However, if you don’t want to join the committee, there are other ways in which you can help. Firstly, you can join our email distribution list for Helpers - we send out requests for help as and when needed and if you can help, then amazing! Usually, we're asking for 30 mins of your time to help run a stall or maybe to stuff envelopes, make hampers, do something crafty; but there are SO many skills you can help to enrich your child's educational experience:

  • Donate raffle prizes or cakes when requested
  • Buy the items Friends sells
  • Buy raffle tickets and sell them to your friends and family
  • Use to make your on line purchases (it's a cash back scheme that means Friends receive a donation every time you use it and it costs you NOTHING)
  • Use one of the label companies we are linked to (see below) for labelliing your child's uniform
  • Attend our events
  • See if your employer offers charity donations/match funding schemes/helping hand schemes - we can help you navigate this if you think your employer might run something.
  • Share our posts from our Facebook page
Help out when you buy on line
When you sign up to some schemes/buy from certain parties Friends receives a token payment. these token payments all add up. If you're looking for any of the following, please consider using our linked accounts to help raise even more money, while costing you no extra.
  • Toucan Boxes (craft box subscription scheme) sign up for a FREE trial and Friends receives £5 Use the link Toucan Free Trial
  • Buy your school uniform labels through Stikins  Stikins 
  • Download the app and buy your Amazon, eBay and other on line purchases through the app