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Welcome to Wanstead Church School's PTA Page


By having a child at Wanstead Church School you automatically become a member of the school's Parent Teacher Association (PTA).


What is the PTA?

The PTA is a registered charity (no 1064208) that aims to:

- raise money for school events and equipment

- provide opportunities for pupils, parents and carers and staff to get together

- build links between home and school.


The PTA is led by a committee of volunteer parents and teachers, supported by a team of class reps from each school year.


What does it do?

Over the past few years the PTA has funded some large projects that have made a big difference to life in the school, such as the ICT Suite upgrade and provision of outdoor play equipment and gardens in the infant and junior playground.


It has also helped pay for a whole host of activities, including visits to the school from a science workshop provider and a Christmas panto, and provision of new musical instruments. All this has greatly enriched children's learning. And then there's the just-for-fun stuff too, like school discos.


Funds for all of this are raised through events organised by the PTA such as the summer and Christmas parties and lots of other events throughout the year.


Periodically we conduct a parent/carer survey to gather views on how funds raised should be spent, in consultation with the school.


Get involved

The PTA holds meetings after school that are advertised through Parentmail and by messages from class year reps. All parents/carers are encouraged to attend and bring babies/toddlers along if required (school children can be booked for free at Wind Down Wanstead so parents can attend).


Minutes of previous meetings are on this page below.


But there are lots of ways to contribute even if you don't want to come to a meeting or join the PTA committee. If you can offer some time or skills, or you'd like to volunteer to help at of our events, please do get in touch. The committee would love to build up a list of parent/carer helpers who we can call upon to help at our events and/or for help with specific tasks, for example, we would love to undertake some planting in the playgrounds and do some decoration, including painting murals, inside to brighten up the spaces our children occupy.

We are always on the lookout too for new ideas for how money could be raised.


We need your support if we are to be able to carry on making such a positive contribution to the life of our school.


Get in touch

You can contact the PTA committee on the numbers below, by email at, leave a note for us at the school office, or just come and talk to any of the committee in the playground.


Your PTA Committee

Chair - Alex Laidler (Reception & Y2 - 07808 066695)

Vice Chair - Stephanie Stapley (Y2 - 07815 702460)

Treasurer - Nicola Burnett (Y1 & Y4 - 07957 931324)

Secretary - Lauren Watson (Nursery & Y2 - 07760 258799)

Committee members -  Rebecca Wright, Pip Amstell, Nora Loewenberg, Joelle Foster, Claire Craven, Jennifer Baptist


School Representation

Headteacher                Mrs Denchfield

Staff Representative    Ms Cask

PTA AGM Minutes 27th June 2024