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Who are we?

All parents / carers and teachers at Northgate Primary are members of the PTFA automatically; how involved you are is completely up to you.


What do we do?

We organize events for the school, some to raise money and some just for fun.

Past events have included:

  • School discos
  • Summer fetes
  • Christmas fairs
  • Easter egg hunts


What do we raise money for?

We help to improve the school, paying for extras that the school budget might not otherwise allow. In the past, we have helped to fund:

  • The pond and allotments
  • The playground sports markings and equipment
  • The reading chair


How can I help?

We always need people to help us organize events, with planning and preparation to running a stall at an event, or helping set up or clearing away. Even half an hour of your time would help us greatly and would be much appreciated.


So, is there a committee?

We have a Chair, a Treasurer and a Secretary as well as a Vice Chair, Vice Treasurer and a Vice Secretary. If you would be interested in any of these roles, please contact us to see if we have any spaces or to find out when the next elections will be. We also have general committee members.


We hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) every October when the committee is elected.


How do I contact the PTFA?

You can email us at, leave a message on our Facebook page or leave your details with the School Office and we will contact you.


You can also keep up-to-date with our events on the notice board in the main entrance area next to the School Office.



What are we raising money for right now?

The PTFA are currently raising money to replace the playground equipment which had become unsafe and had to be removed at the beginning of the 2015 spring term. The children will benefit greatly from new playground equipment and the profit we make from events will be put towards helping the school purchase this. If you have any suggestions of other things we could help the school to purchase, please email us. Thank you!



Past Events

Christmas Fair December 2016

We held another successful Christmas Fair in December 2016. Once again, thank you to everyone for all the lovely donations sent in on the non-school uniform day in November. We had lots of fun and raised a lovely £1,807 which has beaten the previous year.


Christmas Cards 2016

Once again, thank you to those that ordered. We hope you loved them as much as we do.


School Discos February 2017

We all had a great time in February 2017. We raised an amazing £821 which has beaten last year.


Easter Egg Raffle and Egg Jar competition

Donations of chocolate eggs were received from Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and school staff. Everyone had lots of fun trying to guess the number of chocolate eggs in the big jar. We raised a fantastic £273.


Second hand uniform sale

This year the weather was much better and we could hold this event outside on the KS2 playground. We sold a lot and raised £157.


Summer Fair

The Summer Fayre raised a wonderful £1,969 profit. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time, donated items and came along to share in the fun. This year we had many amazing raffle prizes donated by the Ariel Musicality Choir, Whizz Fit, Leeds Castle, Crawley Town Community Foundation, Springfit Gymnastics and Trampoline Club, Kung Fu School, Godstone Farm, Explore Learning Crawley and so many more!


Clothes Collector

We were collecting unwanted clothes, shoes or textiles. Thank you to everyone who donated to this cause. Total raised still to be confirmed.


Money raised so far this year:



Money raised in total:





Next PTFA Meeting

The next meeting is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on at 3:45 p.m. on 15th September 2017 at school.