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Welcome to the PTA!

Welcome to the PTA!


Find us on Facebook under “Elham Primary PTA”

Keep an eye out for upcoming events in school newsletters, on the school noticeboard and on class Whatsapp groups


Who are we?

The Elham Primary PTA is a group of parents, teachers and governors who come together throughout the year to organise exciting events that help raise money for the school.  This money is then used to pay for the fun “added extras” that make the school’s curriculum even more engaging, helping to create long-lasting memories and skills for every child.


The current committee key roles are as follows:


Chair – Rachelle Basford

Treasurer – Saira Gendek

Secretary – Mary Robbins


What do we do?

Here are just a small selection of things that we funded in the 2022-2023 academic year:




How do we do it?

In the same year, these were our biggest sources of income:


2022-2023 Summary


Second-hand uniform – We collect and sell branded or unbranded items, and also turn damaged or stained items that cannot be sold on into bunting so nothing is wasted and we can have some great decorations for our events!


Donations of used uniform can be left in the collection basket in the school reception area.  Please email us if you would like to purchase any items in between our organised sales events.























Party Hire Kit

You can hire sets of bowls, plates, cups, cutlery and jugs from us for your party.


Ways to fundraise for us with minimal effort



Elham Primary PTA are registered with easyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for us every time you shop online. Over 7,000 brands will donate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – at no extra cost to yourself! These donations really mount up and make a BIG difference to us, so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign up and support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment.




Give as you live


Want to help us raise even more for FREE? Well, now you can just by shopping via Give as you Live Online!

When you shop at over 5,500 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer  via Give as you Live Online, they'll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us!

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It's that simple!


Get started today! and choose Elham Cep School PTA as your charity, or use the QR code to go straight to our sign up page.


You can also download the give as you live app for your iphone, ipad or Android phone



Order personalised nametags for your child’s uniform, drinks bottle, lunch box and other items from and use school ID 22965 at the checkout to raise funds for us at no cost to you.


Donate used printer cartridges and (original) toners

We have partnered with Empties Please to collect and recycle used printer cartridges, and original brand toner cartridges.  These can be dropped off in the collection box in the school reception (please ask the office for a collection envelope). To check if your toner cartridges can be collected, please check here:



Charity status

1170927 – Charity Number.

At the end of 2016, the Elham Primary PTA was awarded charity status and was entered into the Register of Charities.  We can now apply for match funding and grants/funding, so if you know or work for a company that could assist us anyway, please get in touch!


How can I get involved?

It’s very simple! Please email:

This is our dedicated email address run by the Chair, and we would love to hear from you.  Alternatively, you can chat to one of us at the school gates or let the office know you would like to get in contact.

Don’t be put off by the idea that you have to attend every meeting, must be bursting with a thousand ideas and can help out at every event.  We know that your personal life comes first and everyone’s spare time is different.  If you can help run a stall for half an hour every now and then or lend us useful items like a gazebo or tools should we need them, you are still incredibly valuable to us and we would love to have you join.  It’s also not just for women.  We are slowly getting more and more men joining us, which positively impacts the dynamic and skill set within the committee!

We hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year in October and it’s a great chance to meet all the members, hear a financial breakdown and recap of the previous year’s events as well as voting members into key roles. 


Every term, we also try to meet to discuss the finer details of proposed events.  These meetings are really informal and usually alternated between locations in Folkestone, Elham and Lyminge.  You don’t need to let us know if you’d like to come.  The details will be sent out ahead of schedule, and we encourage you to just turn up!

To stay up to date with our latest events, please find us on Facebook under “Elham Primary PTA”