About Us

North Lancing School Parent Teacher Association registered as a charity on 29th April 2003 under charity number 1097256.

Charitable Objects

The aim of North Lancing School Parent Teacher Association is to advance the education of the pupils in the school by:

1.  Developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school

2.  Engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which supports the school and advances the education of the pupils.

What does the PTA do?

The PTA is a Parent Teacher Association, an organisation with a mission to make the school a better place for children to learn. North Lancing Primary PTA brings together parents, teachers and children to raise funds and strengthen the school community. Money raised is usually spent on things that the school budget does not cover.

Why should I join?

There are many reasons why you should join our PTA. From making new friends and getting to know the school environment, through to helping raise much needed funds and making a difference to the children and school community. All of these things help you grow in confidence as a parent and it feels good to know you are making a difference for your children and for generations to come.

What will be expected of me? 

There is no expectation on any parent volunteer, any amount of time you can give to the PTA will always be well received. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, from engaging with social media activity, attending PTA Meetings through to volunteering at events or coordinating events. Even donating preloved items, raffle prizes or suggesting brilliant ideas are ways of getting involved. There seems to be a myth that if you get involved with your PTA you will never be able to escape! We make it clear that parents can come to our meetings to just listen and learn, or they can take a more active role if they want to, there are no set expectations.

How do I join the PTA?

In our school you automatically become a member of the PTA simply by being a parent at the school. If you would like to take a more active role and find out more about PTA volunteering opportunities then attend a PTA meeting (see the events page for the next date). This is a great first step. It is always a good idea to attend a few meetings to get to know the PTA and then when you are more confident you can start to take a more active role if you wish. You could always bring a friend or two along and take on some tasks together.

How often do you meet?

We meet as a full committee each half term to discuss ideas, finances and how money is spent. Meetings are usually held in the evening at 7pm. We alternate the day of the week each time to make the meetings more accessible to all.

We then have smaller planning meetings for individual events for those who would like to be involved.