Buxton Road, New Mills , High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 3JS

01663 744358


Welcome to Newtown Primary School


How to get involved

The PFA committee is currently made up of:

Amy Barker - Chair (Ben's mum)

Jodie Pownall - Treasurer/Secretary (George's mum)

Cassie Valter (Freddie, Martha and Stan's mum)

Rachel Monteath (Gene and Carrie's mum)

Emma Birchenall (Ellie's mum)

David McCartney (William's dad)

Ashley Parry (Head Teacher)


Next Meeting:

AGM - 11th October, 5.30PM - 6.30PM at school.

You can support the PFA in a range of ways:

  • be a member of the PFA Committee - we meet up in the build-up to events to help organise events and fundraising
  • volunteer - give time at our events to help them run smoothly!
  • Just come along to PFA meetings / socials to see what the PFA's all about and maybe share ideas on fundraising

If you want to join the committee, volunteer, ask questions, offer a donation, make a suggestion or generally just get involved in some way:

  • look out for us in the playground
  • drop an email to newtownpfa@gmail.com 
  • leave a message with Mrs Barlow in the office and one of us will get back to you.
  • Find us on facebook - www.facebook.com/groups/NewtownPFA/

2017-2018 Plans

The PFA at Newtown Primary School have pledged to support the school with the following:

  •   Playground equipment on Astroturf for Class 1: £1,000 towards the total cost

  •   Classroom resources and enrichment: £600/£200 a class 

  •   Coach trip subsidy: £600/£200 a class  

  •   Young Voices coach with Thornsett: £250 approved to match Thronsett PTA funding

  •   Leavers presents/event: £168/£14 per head 

  •   PFA insurance: £65 

  •   £445 unallocated at meeting available for in-year funding requests (Subject Revolution workshop, Animal Experience events, Author visit, Illustrator visit, coffee machine and candy floss machine for PFA events)

2016-2017 Plans

The PFA at Newtown Primary School have pledged to support the school in so many important and exciting ways:

  • £1,800 to provide children with additional IT resources (extra netbooks / tablets)
  • £600 (£200 per class) to provide Class teachers with funds to enhance teaching and learning
  • £600 (£200 per class) to reduce costs to parents for trips or in-school enrichment activities.
  • £300 to fund coach costs for a whole school trip
  • £100 to provide Buddies with resources to run their lunch-time clubs
  • £100 to provide the School Council with funds to support projects
  • £100 to supply Waterproof suits for reception (to complement parental donations of waterproofs) if insufficient 2nd hand suits not donated.
  • £110 (£14 a child) continued funding of Y6 Leavers present or event

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Newtown PFA - What we do

Newtown Primary School PFA (Parent Friends Association) is a Registered Charity No: 1065 682.
`Raising money to give our children extra opportunities'

What we do:

Newtown School PFA consists of all parents and/or guardians of pupils attending Newtown, all Teachers and Friends of our school. We aim to advance the education of the pupils in the school by:

1) Raising money through events and activities. Events / activities include:

  • Christmas Fair
  • Summer Fair 
  • New Mills Carnival cake stall
  • Non-uniform days
  • Tea Box Tea Party 
  • Quiz

 2) Providing and assisting in the provision of facilities / equipment for education at the school

  • Funding coaches for school trips
  • Wet weather equipment
  • Playground equipment
  • Extra classroom resources for all classes
  • IT equipment for classes
  • Providing costs for the drama group performances.

 3) Supporting the school with activities and events:

  • Children's Christmas Party 
  • School Christmas plays - providing refreshments
  • School Productions
  • Junior School disco
  • New Mills Carnival - organising the school walking group

 4) Developing more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school