About the PTFA

The principal role of the PTFA (Parents, Teachers, Friends Association) at Newton Poppleford Primary School is to support the school and its children, particularly through fund-raising activities, allowing the funding of school trips, classroom resources, and educational experiences. All parents, carers, staff and governors from the school are automatically members, and other friends of the school can become members.

The PTFA is registered as a charity under the name “Newton Poppleford School Association” with charity number #1015155. The PTFA is run by a committee who are elected each year by PTFA members at the Annual General Meeting. Regular PTFA meetings are held throughout the year and all members are invited to attend. The PTFA always welcomes suggestions for future activities and events and any significant expenditure must be voted on by the parents and teachers present at a PTFA meeting.

The PTFA follows a model constitution provided by PTA-UK.


We have been continuing our ongoing WhatsApp virtual meeting, which has proven very effective, and is ongoing. But we are looking forward to face to face meetings and events again this year! The details of meetings will be communicated through School Matters, the parents Facebook group, and the PTFA WhatsApp meeting. Anyone who wishes to join the WhatsApp group should contact the Chair (Teri) on 07909 798441.

PTFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021

A new PTFA committee will be elected at the AGM on 13th October 2021, 7:30pm in the school hall. All parents and other PTFA members are encouraged to attend, see below for the AGM agenda and relevant documents. If you wish to nominate yourself for a committee role or would like any more information, please contact Teri (Chair) at



Will it be you this weekend? You have to be in it to win it! So buy a school lottery ticket from We have a weekly jackpot winner from our school community every week, plus the chance to win other amazing non-cash prizes, this term it’s a £500 bike voucher!


Don't forget to keep your crisp packets coming in to our collection bin outside the main entrance. We are collecting any brand crisp packets for recycling with Terracycle, so help us divert them from landfill and raise money for the PTFA at the same time!



Did you know you can support the PTFA everytime you shop online? Sign up to Easy Fundraising as your shopping portal, it's, well... easy!

You can now sign up for Amazon Smile, so every time you make a purchase from Amazon, you'll be donating to the PTFA for free!

Clothing Bank

We have our very own shiny clothing bank ready to receive your unwanted clothing donations! The bank is emptied fortnightly and weighed, you can access the bank all day every week day during term time. Every kilo of clothing you donate raises money for the PTFA whilst diverting textiles from landfill and across the world for a second life.

PTFA Committee 2021-2022

following the PTFA AGM on October 13th, 2021

PTFA Chairperson

Teri Murphy (Rec/Y3)

Deputy Chair 

Henry Odbert (Rec/Preschool)

PTFA Treasurer

Jon Leeson-Kings (Y3,6)

PTFA Secretary

Kate Clemens (Y3)


Class PTFA Representatives 2021-2022


 Tanisha Ellis & Kelly Downs

Reception Class

 Lindsay Bowden & Terrie Hall

Year 1

 Georgia Trengove & Gemma Joyner

Year 2

 Kelly Rogers & Chloe Pawson-Pounds

Year 3

 Suzanne Henderson & Vicky Cozens

Year 4

 Rich Davey & Emily Wiley

Year 5

 Liza McLean & Pia Payne

Year 6

 Lisa Smith & Rachel Taylor

Minutes & Reports from PTFA meetings
Previous minutes and AGM reports can be downloaded below!

2018/19/20 Outside Spaces Campaign

This year the PTFA are fundraising to improve our school's Outside Spaces, and our plans include creating a Wildflower Meadow, Sensory Garden, and Fitness Trail. This project will be ongoing as we landscape our new school grounds over the next few years.

We remain committed to providing classroom resources, school trips, and other enhancements to our children’s learning experience alongside this wider campaign.


My Name Tags

For every order of personalised labels for children's clothing and equipment, My will contribute 20% to the school. The more orders My Nametags receives the more it will donate. Please help us to return lost clothing and support the school's fundraising efforts by placing an order for labels with My Nametags. Every order placed when clicking on this link will be counted in the fundraising total for our school.


The Giving Machine

Join The Giving Machine for free and choose our school as a cause to support. You generate commissions by shopping online (with over 1,500 retailers including Amazon,, John Lewis, eBay, Sainsbury’s and Next). Every time you shop The Giving Machine converts your commissions into donations, you’re raising funds for free! Visit to sign up!