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What is a parent teachers friends association?


Many schools have a parent teachers and friends association also known as a PTFA, which is a group of parents/carers, teachers/staff and associated people.

Its aim is to create and maintain links between home and school as well as fundraising and organising events giving us all the opportunity to get together.


How does PTFA raise its money?


We raise money through events all year round, as well as working closely with the school and their events.

We are always looking for new fundraising ideas and we welcome you to contact us on our email address

Donations are gratefully received and these don't need to be linked to any specific event; they can be pre loved uniform or items we can use in our raffles.


What does the PTFA spend the money on?


All the funds raised by the PTFA are there to provide extras which enhance the school; often these are things that make learning that little bit more fun and exciting.

The PTFA committee decides how this money is spent following requests that are made by the school. 


Would you like to join or just help out your PTFA?


There are so many different ways you can help out your school's PTFA - some roles are time consuming but rewarding and some are less frequent and just a helping hand whenever you have some spare time like running a stall or baking some cakes.


Don't forget just donating prizes for raffles or competitions is a big help!


The best way to support your schoo'ls PTFA is by simply turning up.



Who is a part of the PTFA for Richardson Endowed Primary School?


Chair person :- Jemma Hall


Treasurer :- Sara Johnson


Secretary:- Leah Flint & Helen Denman


Other members :- Clare Hollis, Jayne Merriman, Danielle Murphy, Kamil Baczkowicz, Leanne Steed, Mariel Kisuka, Emma Hill.


If you would like to attend a meeting to discuss or find out ways you can help then please contact us on our email address.

You can contact us via our Facebook page too…


If you would like any other information, including a copy of any of our policies, please get in touch.

Pre-loved Christmas Jumpers

PTFA Pumpkin Parade 2023

PTFA/AGM Meeting 2023

Summer Disco 2023

Non-Uniform Day 26.05.2023

Easter Fayre 2023

Please make sure you return all artwork by Mon 7th November, as the company printing the cards will not accept late orders. Thank you!

Pumpkin parade

PTFA Annual General Meeting

PTFA - End of Year Letter - July 2022

PTFA Summer Fayre 24th June 2022 - Raffle

PTFA Summer Fayre - Friday 24th June 2022

PTFA - Non-Uniform Day

Friday 10th June is a non-uniform day. Please send in any of the following donations in return for your child wearing non school uniform on this day.

Bottles – for the bottle pull stall

Bottle Bags – for the bottle pull stall

Books – for the book sale (adult & children)

Jolly Jars – (Jolly Jars are washed out jars filled with small toys, pencils, erasers, wrapped sweets, craft items etc. If possible with a ribbon wrapped around the top).

PTFA - Easter Event 2022

PTFA - Mother's Day Sale 2022

PTFA - Christmas Events 2021

PTFA - Non-Uniform Day - Friday 26th November 2021

PTFA Pumpkin Parade 21st October 2021

PTFA  Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on 22nd September 2021 at 7.00pm via zoom.

All welcome - please email for the link.


PTFA - Pre-loved uniform

The PTFA are setting up a pre-loved uniform sales platform.

PTFA Challenge 300

In 2021, Richardson Endowed Primary School is 300 years old!

The PTFA would like you to help us celebrate, and we invite all children to take part in our ​Challenge​ β€‹300.




Please click on the below links for more information:

A huge thank you to the P.T.F.A. from Class 4!

We had a super time this afternoon, celebrating earning all of our class merits with a Christmas film and lots of delicious goodies from the P.T.F.A. Thank you so much from Class 4! :)

PTFA - Race to Rudolph

Please click on the below links to view the PTFA Christmas Fundraiser - Race to Rudolph - 17.11.2020

This year we are pleased to announce that our school PTFA is raising money by taking part in the RUDOLPH CARDS Personalised Card, Mug and Products Project!

Please note all orders are to be placed in a collection box at the Kerry Drive entrance to school (Please do not take them into school).
On THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2020 (Morning drop-off)

PTFA - Football Word Search

The PTFA have been given 2 complimentary tickets to selected home league fixtures for Derby County Football Club, for the 2019/2020 season.

For your chance to win, simply complete the word search and enter your details.

Return your completed forms with a £1 entry to the school office no later than Wednesday 12th February 2020

Multiple entries allowed.

Pumpkin Parade 2019

Thank you to everyone who enjoyed this years Pumpkin Parade. Despite the rain, we still had a busy hall full of children, parents and carers looking at the wonderful creations and enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. 

Well done to all children who entered the competition and a special mention for the 3 winning pumpkins. It was very tricky to choose! 

Thank you to the PTFA for organising and running another fabulous event! 




If you would like a paper copy then please call in at the school office.

PTFA Father's Day Gift Sale


Mother’s Day Sale

🌸🌸🌸Just a reminder of the Mother’s Day Sale this week, brought to you by the PTFA 🌸🌸🌸


Christmas fayre

A busy evening at the Christmas fayre! Thank you to all who came and enjoyed it and also to the PTFA for organising another fun event 😊

Christmas fayre this Friday!


PTFA Christmas Fayre - Non-Uniform Day

 Please click on the link below for information regarding the PTFA non-uniform day.

PTFA Easy Fundraising

Help raise funds for the PTFA every time you shop online. Please click on the link for more information.

Pumpkin Parade 2018

Wow! What a fantastic turn out for our first ever Smalley school Pumpkin Parade. We enjoyed seeing the amazing pumpkin creations and drinking yummy hot chocolate after school. A wonderful event for everyone- thank you to the PTFA for organising! Here is a video for your enjoyment πŸ˜ŠπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

PTFA Pumpkin Parade - This Thursday





Personalised named stampers which will last wash after wash.


Using this link will help to raise funds for our PTFA.  This link should take you straight to the page at Stamptastic and it should register with our PTFA.  If the webpage asks for a code then please use the school postcode which is DE7 6EF.


If you use this link/postcode before checking out, at least 20% of your order value will go to our PTFA.


Thank you.



Look out for a whole school Autumn event:



More information to follow soon.....

Our first PTFA meeting 2018



After the AGM, the new committee and members of the PTFA discussed plans for the coming term and year.

Thank you to all the members, old and new, for their ideas and enthusiasm.  Thank you to all the members who could not make the meeting but sent in letters of support for future events. Thank you to past members for all of your commitment to the PTFA over the years.

Copies of the minutes from this meeting are in the PTFA file in the School Office should you wish to look at them. 

If anyone else would like to join us, our next meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 at The Rose & Crown.

We look forward to seeing you there.

AGM 2018



Last Tuesday evening (18.9.18), the PTFA met for their Annual General Meeting.  It was lovely to see previous and new volunteers join together to reflect on the successful events and fundraising of the past year.

As part of the meeting, there was the election of the committee members.

The positions are as follows;

Chair - Katie Ufton

Vice Chair - Stephanie Wass

Joint treasurers - Helen Evans & Kirsty Howells

Joint Secretaries - Miss Tulley & Mrs Boole

All members

Mrs Mason, Mrs Ufton, Mrs Wass, Mrs Evans, Mrs Howells, Mrs Boole, Miss Tulley, Mrs Hodkinson, Mrs Hutchings, Mrs Mellor, Mrs Dawkins, Mrs Bounds, Mrs Reckless, Mrs Pancisi, Mrs Lane, Mr Redmond, Mrs Blake.

Should you wish to look at a copy of the minutes from the meeting, please pop to the School Office and request to look in the PTFA file.

Date for our next AGM Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 7pm.

Thank you everyone.

Our school Summer Fayre

What a wonderful day was had by all at our school Summer Fayre ! Thank you to those of you who attended.

 Thank you to the children who sang so beautifully to open the fayre, to the parents, grandparents, family and friends of the school who spent lots of money and to the staff who gave up their Saturday and supported our children as always. 

The PTFA have worked so hard to make it all happen led by Mrs Ufton our PTFA chairperson. Without the PTFA to raise funds the children would miss out on so many wonderful resources. We are delighted that the PTFA raised over £1300 yesterday which is a huge reward for all their  time and effort and we are extremely grateful to them . 

As you know our  core beliefs of  Embark Federation are : Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Success - all 4 were definitely clear to see at our Summer Fayre-Thank you everyone for playing your part.

The smiles on the children’s faces were a pleasure for all to see !


Summer Fayre Bunting Competition 2018



Summer Fayre 2018


STAMP tastic


Robin Hood record

If anyone likes dressing up, supporting charity and spending time with family and friends this could be for you 😊




PTFA Easter cake sale and chocolate tombola!



Thank you to our wonderful PTFA for organising our Easter cake sale and chocolate tombola.  Thank you for all of the generous cake and biscuit donations.  Thank you to everyone for supporting this event - enjoy the delicious cakes and chocolate! What a wonderful way to end a busy term. Thank you and happy Easter to you all.

Christmas Fayre!

Please find details of our Christmas Fayre below! We look forward to seeing you there! 


Carol singing at Tesco!

We have had another fabulous day and it was a real privilege to go to Tesco Carol singing with performance club this afternoon.

They sang a range of carols for an hour and it sounded beautiful. We had so many lovely comments from shoppers and managed to raise £115.

Huge thanks to Mrs Mason and Mr Redgrave for playing the keyboard and leading the singing. Also, thank you to Mrs Hull for her support in organising the children and of course her singing!

Thank you to our PTFA, parents and grandparents for supporting this visit out of school.

It has certainly helped me get into the Christmas spirit children, thank you!

Film Night - October 2016!

The PTFA held their first film night of the academic year with the children watching the very apt 'Chicken Run' following our new arrivals!

The children had a fantastic time and the event raised almost £300!

A huge thank you to Mrs Ufton, Mrs Worth and all the staff who supported this event.

Lizzie in class 5 won the competition that evening to pick the next film!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Enjoy some pictures below!


After reading through hundreds of name ideas, we have finally decided on 6 names for our new school chickens.

Introducing: Mavis, Matilda, Betty, Blossom, Goldie and Gracie! 

I'll name that chicken in 1!

We have had a fabulous first week back at school and so have our new arrivals!

The children arrived back this week to the surprise of seeing that we are now the home to six new chickens.

They have settled very quickly and are already laying eggs.

It has been lovely to see children, staff, parents and grandparents go over to the chickens and meet them over the course of the week.

A huge thank you to the team that gave up their holidays to ensure the chickens have a fabulous new home.

Also, thank you to the PTFA for providing the funding for this.

They have been an instant hit!

The children were set a challenge by Miss Tulley today to name the chickens.

The names will be announced in due course alongside a picture so we can all call them by name!

What a brilliant start to the new year! Enjoy some pictures below!

Gold September and Kinder Scout Walk

We are doing a number of events at school for Gold September this month. To read more about these please follow the link below:

For more details about the walk please download the information sheet below:

You will be able to access the sponsorship form using the following link from the end of the week and copies will be sent out from school:

It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible on the walk. Any questions please see me in school or you can e-mail with any specific questions about the walk.


Many thanks,


Mr. Crawford


PTFA - Summer Fayre Total

Message from PTFA below:

"Drum roll please....
The final count has been done, and the Summer Fayre raised a massive £1450!! This will be used to benefit all of the children in school.
Thank you for your support."



Summer Fayre 2016

On behalf of everyone in the school community can I say a massive thank you to the PTFA who worked tirelessly to put on such a brilliant event. They did an amazing job and it managed to stay dry too!

Please see a message from them below:

Thank you all for supporting the Summer Fayre on Saturday. The rain just about stayed away!
Thank you to everyone who helped set up, ran a stall, donated prizes, baked cakes, bought raffle tickets, came and joined in, and supported the event in any other way.
There should be a list of raffle winners on the school website in the next few days. Any prizes not collected today can be collected from the school office this week.
We'll have a final total for you soon, but it looks like we've raised over £1000!
We are looking forward to contributing to improvements to the playground and the playtime experiences for all the children.

100 club - April 2016

The 100 Club run by our brilliant PTFA was drawn again today for April. Josh in Year 6 picked out number 23 which belongs to Dr. Shelton who wins £20.

Huge thank you to our PTFA and if you would like to have a number in our monthly draw please see me or a member of our PTFA.

Well done Dr. Shelton!

Carol Singing!

Our Choir visited the local Tesco on Thursday and performed beautifully for all their shoppers. They raised a massive £110 in just an hour.

Thank you to all the children involved and to the parents and grandparents who supported us with lifts.

A huge thank you to Mrs Mason for playing the piano and to Mrs Evans for all her support.

What a lovely way to spend the morning!




The Christmas Fayre, discos and raffles at the shows have raised just over £2000!

Thank you to everyone who has donated, baked cakes, helped with setting up and serving, attended the events, bought raffle tickets or supported us in any other way.

We recently contributed to the new look school hall, and in the near future are hoping to contribute to improving playtimes for the children.

The PTFA now has a Facebook page. If you use Facebook, please search for 'Richardson Endowed Primary School PTFA', 'Like' the page, and invite any school parents or staff on your friends lists to do the same.

Thank you to everyone for all of your support this term. We look forward to continuing to support the school in 2016. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 19th January (7.30pm, Rose & Crown) - all welcome.

"We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"

from The PTFA



Christmas disco!

Great fun was had at the Christmas disco - thank you so much to our valued members of the PTFA for organising and running the event.

Smalley will always remember.

On Wednesday we held our annual Remembrance service which as always was led by our Year 6 children.

Members of our whole community attended the service including parents, grandparents, governors, ptfa, the Church, Parish Council, Smalley Old Boys and neighbours from the village. It was the best attendance we have ever had and lovely to see so many people there.

The children were amazing, especially our year 6 and what stood out was the respect that they displayed as they led the service with such confidence.

Everyone commented on how moving the service was which brought many to tears.

It was completed as is tradition at the memorial in our car park where children laid wreaths kindly with the chairman of Smalley Old Boys kindly donated by them and the Parish Council to remember those who died in the war that attended our school. We were very lucky to have such a talented professional musician, Phil Reckless, join is to play the last post and during some of our hymns.

This is one of our finest traditions here at Smalley and our year 6 children did us proud, set the bar high and have now passed the baton on to our year 5 class ready for next year.

I hope it continues to go from strength to strength for many years and that one day I will be invited back as a Smalley Old Boy!

Thank you children for leading the service so well.



It's official.........our classroom is open!

Before Christmas we had a very special day here in school when we officially opened our new classroom. The classroom was opened by the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Kevin Gillott and Ian Thomas, the Director of Children Services for Derbyshire.

It was also lovely to welcome back the project manager Dee Hill and Kev Walker who was Team Leader throughout the duration of the build. We had a lovely assembly and were joined by Governors, members of the PTFA and parents who help in school.

It has been in all the local papers over Christmas, an example of the write up can be found by following the link below:


The official photos from the day can also be found below.

Christmas Catols at Asda 2014!

I had the pleasure of accompanying our choir this morning to Asda. They performed a number of carols for an hour and at the last count had raised over £150!

You could hear their wonderful singing the other side of the store and even the ladies on the bakery counter were joining in!

A massive thank you to our wonderful staff; Mrs Mason, Miss Hill, Mrs Walton and Mrs Evans for their hard work and skill.

Also, thank you to the PTFA, parents and grandparents for your support.

Finally, a huge thank you to our talented children for entertaining the community this morning and getting everyone in the Christmas spirit.

PTFA Christmas Fayre 2014

Everyone is now in the festive spirit at Smalley after a fabulous Christmas Fayre.

There was a fabulous buzz in the hall and such an amazing turnout from our community. Thank you!

We even had a visit from Father Christmas!

A huge thank you to our wonderful PTFA for all their hard work and preparation to put on such a brilliant event. We are very lucky.

We will let you know the final amount raised as soon as we have it. Enjoy the weekend.

Christmas Fayre 2014!

A reminder that our Christmas Fayre is nearly upon us. It will be held in the school hall on Friday 28th November at the end of the school day. This is always a fabulous event and the money raised has helped to buy some amazing resources for your children over recent years.

There will be lots of brilliant stalls and a visit hopefully from Father Christmas too!

Please come and support, I look forward to seeing you there.

A massive thank you to our PTFA. They are so dedicated and work so hard to put on these events for our school. We really do appreciate it.


Christmas Cards are ready!

Please see message below with details of how to view and purchase your child's Christmas card. Thank you.

Your children’s artwork has been uploaded to the web site and is ready for ordering. Every effort has been made to correctly read and type the children’s names but inevitably there will be one or two that require amendment. Good news ! This year, parents can amend their children’s names at the point of order so you don’t have to worry if a name has been misread – they can change it !

Please go to

Here are your schools login details which are the same for every parent at your school and match the leaflets & emailable jpeg sent to you.

Username: SmalleyRichardson

Password: SRPS2014


Final pictures from Shared Vision 2014-15

Enjoy these final pictures below.



Shared Vision 2014-15 - more pictures!

More pictures from a fabulous event.

Shared Vision 2014-15

Our annual Shared Vision evening was held in school on Wednesday. All stakeholders were represented including; staff, pupils, parents, governors, members from the parish council and others from our school community. The School Council and PTFA were represented.

This year IanThomas, Strategic Director for Derbyshire County Council and our Senior Adviser, Carolyn Brearley also kindly gave up their time to be involved.

It was a wonderful event and was very skilfully led by our Chair of Governors, Sarah Armitage.

We celebrated successes from the previous year before looking at how we can 'stand out' as a school as we look to become an 'outstanding school at the heart of the community.'

We looked at what made us special as a school before looking ahead to what was positive and possible to achieve this year.

There were a number of good ideas including;

1. Using our new technology to enhance teaching and learning.
2. Improving learning environments inside and outside the school.
3. Improve resources across the school ready for inspirational learning.
4. Transform the hall so it is a vibrant, special place and the hub of the school.

This is our fourth Shared Vision session and it is wonderful to see how far we have come as a school since September 2011.

We were also very lucky to have talented artists Anthony Greentree and Lucy Truman who captured the event through drawings which will be brought to life around the this space!

A massive thank you to all involved.

Enjoy some pictures below, more to follow.

Sports Day fun at Smalley

We had lots of fun last week at our annual sports day.

Children worked in their house teams and completed a wide range of events earning points.

This year there was a World Cup theme and Brazilian music was playing all afternoon whilst each team also adopted a country from this years tournament.

The winning house this year was Falcons.

Thank you to the PTFA for organising drinks for the children. Thank you also to all the parents for a wonderful turnout as usual to support our children.

A huge thank you to Mrs Naylor from Open Gate and her team of Sports Leaders, many of whom were ex Smalley Pupils.

Finally, a massive thank you to Mrs Shaw for organising the event. We really appreciate all the hard work that has gone into putting on an event like this.

Raffle Prize List - Summer Fayre 2014

Summer Fayre 2014

More photos from the Summer Fayre of the Hotshots, hook a duck and the brilliant storm trooper that joined us! A huge thank you again to all!

Summer Fayre 2014

Summer Fayre 2014 was a brilliant success and what fabulous weather we had.

The children did a fabulous job of opening the Fayre with their beautiful singing. The crowd of parents, grandparents and friends were about five deep. How wonderful for the event to be so well supported as usual.

There was a range of fabulous stalls as usual, the cakes for example were gorgeous and sold out within an hour.

Also, our year 5 children raised over £50 with their loom bands stall!

The staff manned the BBQ and refreshments, the BBQ was definitely busier than Mcdonalds with queues stretching the length of the playground! A huge thank you to all the staff that attended.

Hot House jazz band the 'Smalley Hotshots' then entertained us with a stunning performance of a number of well known tracks.

Finally, a massive £1354.83 was raised which is a stunning amount. This will be spent wisely to improve resources for children in our school. Therefore, I would like to say a huge thank you to all involved, especially the PTFA who have given up their time to plan, organise and put on such a great event.

More photos to follow!

Singing al fresco - wow!

It was a real pleasure today to go outside at playtime as the children were singing beautifully ready to open the Summer Fayre this Saturday.

I could have sat and listened to them all day and it is no surprise that the sun has come out this afternoon!

If you get the opportunity please do not pass up the chance to hear the lovely singing this Saturday! They will open the Summer Fayre at 12:00 noon.

I think it may be a good idea to have singing outside every day Mrs Mason?

Beautiful children, it made my day. thank you.

Christmas Fayre Raffle Winners - December 2013

Winners of the Christmas Fayre Raffle 2013 are as follows:

Prize No



Who won?



Luxury Hamper

Mrs Shaw


Morley Hayes

Champagne Breakfast for two

Stephanie Wass


Derby County FC Ltd

2 Complimentary Home Game tickets

Isabel Belshaw


Notts County

2 Complimentary Home Game tickets

Helen Evans


Derbyshire County Show

Family Ticket

Mrs Spiby


Chatsworth House Trust

Family Ticket

Holly Lynas



Tobogganing Session for 2

Robert Furey


Debenhams Derby

Personal shopping/pampering vouchers

Gary Ayre


Twinlakes Park

Complimentary Ticket - Two People

Donna Hilliper


Gulliver’s Kingdom

Free entry x2 5th/6th April 2013

Cath Thorpe



Free entry x 2 children plus free meals for 2 adults and 2 children

J Parker


Derby Live

Two tickets to Jack and the Beanstalk

Lizzy Fallon


Debenhams Derby

Personal shopping/pampering vouchers

Paul Clark


Denby Pottery

Craftroom Tour - Family Ticket



Heights of Abraham

Complimentary Ticket - Two Adults

Caroline Trivett


Crich Tramway Museum

Free entry x 2 adults

Mick Sadler


Masson Mills

Family ticket to Working Textile Museum

Hugo Carlton


Masson Mills

Family ticket to Working Textile Museum

Richard Newton


Masson Mills

Family ticket to Working Textile Museum

Hugo Carlton


Planet Happy

Two free entries

Caroline Trivett


Planet Happy

Two free entries

B Frost


Lyme Park

Family Ticket

Rachel Bacon


Derby Rollerworld

Two Free Passes

Helen Gough



£10 Amazon Voucher

Nicola Sadler


The Bell Inn

£10 voucher and bottle of wine

Zoe Evans


George's Tradition

£10 voucher

T Hart



£10 Avon Voucher

M Phillips


Crest of the Wave

£10 voucher

Sarah Pheasant


JHQ Hairdressing

£10 voucher

Barry Mayes


Field Photographic

Studio Session Voucher

Jenny Simpkins


Field Photographic

Studio Session Voucher

Anna Upton



£6 Voucher

Sally Fogel


Midland Railway Trust Ltd

Two for One Voucher

Emily Feenan



Bottle of Moet and Chandon

Mrs Mason




Whitfield c/o Rhodes



Baylis and Harding Smellies

Michaela Phillips



Candle and Smellies

Jo Cook



£5 Voucher

Rachel Bacon



Christmas Puds

Susan Dean


Matthew Walker

Christmas Puds

Paige Class 3


Sainsburys Supermarkets

Lebkuken Stars Biscuits

Yasmin Hodgkinson

Congratulations to all the winners.  If you weren't able to collect your prize from the Fayre on Friday please contact the school office where it's waiting for you!!


Christmas Fayre

Thank you to all parents, grandparents and friends of the school for supporting our Christmas Fayre after school today. There was a lovely atmosphere in the hall and we were sold out before 4:00pm! A massive thank you to the PTFA for all their hard work organising the event and giving up their time to put it on. We are so lucky to have such an active PTFA and are very grateful for your support.
Mr Crawford will text parents with a final amount raised and post on the website.
Raffle prizes will be posted shortly too and are available to collect from the office.
Have a look at some of the pictures from our wonderful Fayre.

Summer Fair Raffle

Winners of the Summer Fair Raffle 2013 are as follows:






£100 cash

Harvey Woodward



Venture Photography Session

Lara Eyre



Family ticket to Derbyshire County Show

Molly Simpkins



Two tickets to Derbyshire County Cricket

Elliott Smith



Family ticket to Lyme House, Deer Park and Garden

J Goodall



Beach Hamper




Family ticket to Masson Mills

Eliot and Lucy Barnes



Signed DCFC shirt

Carol Mayes



Picnic Hamper

R Beesley



Denby Factory Tour

Eliot and Lucy Barnes



Sanctuary Spa Pack




Car Kit Hamper

Rachel Bacon



2 free passes to Planet Happy

Mrs Rawlings



No7 Indulgent Bath Kit

Finn Evans



Beer and Snacks Hamper

Emily Feenan



Toy Hamper

M Simpkins



Wine and chocolates Hamper

C Walker



Box of Thorntons and Bottle of Wine

H Armitage



Bathtime Hamper

L Brooks



2 for 1 entry to Midland Railway




Bootiful Beauty Treatment

Reece Woodward



Free swim at William Gregg Leisure Centre plus Inflatable Toy

Grace Smith



Free swim at William Gregg Leisure Centre plus Inflatable Toy

Reece W



Free swim at William Gregg Leisure Centre plus Inflatable Toy

Sam Duro



Free swim at William Gregg Leisure Centre plus Inflatable Toy

Finn Evans


Congratulations to all the winners.  If you weren't able to collect your prize from the Fair on Saturday please contact the school office where it's waiting for you!!


The Teddy's Name was Bubble.  The name was guessed correctly by Samuel Phillips; please contact the school office Samuel to claim your Teddy.

Smalley Art Exhibition

We had an amazing end to our day in school with our Art Exhibition organised by the PTFA. The Art work was stunning, thanks to the hard work and talent of our children and staff. Our hall looked beautiful. A massive thank you to the Teaching Assistants for displaying the work in such a way.

A huge Thank You to the PTFA for all their hard work in organising such a wonderful event. The cakes were gorgeous as always, the chocolate tombola went down a treat as did the much needed refreshments.

See the video below of the highlights. The total will follow on this page. All the funds raised this year will go towards new ICT equipment including laptops or iPads for the school. 


A Mile for Eddy - Run a Mile Make Eddy Smile.

It was the children's turn on Friday to complete a mile for Eddy as part of our fundraising for Eddy in our Reception Class. The weather was a bit grey but it was all smiles at our school as the fancy dress costumes were fantastic and the spirit and determination the children showed was a joy to witness. 

Thank you to those that braved the cold and it was good to see Mr. Hopwell and Mr. Chadwick back running with their inflatable horses! Thank you to the PTFA for making refreshments too.

Each class completed the mile and had fun at the same time. The children have learned a lot from our Mile for Eddy campaign and the main message that has come across is that we care for each other here at Smalley and look out for each other in times of trouble. We really do believe we are like a big family and the whole community has worked together beautifully for Team Eddy.

Our Team page can be found using the following link. 

Watch the video below to see some highlights of the event.

The Giving Machine

Dear parent, grandparent, friends and teachers,

Did you know that every time you shop online the school can receive a donation?  Register at and every purchase you make online from over 400 of your favourite shops will benefit the school. you just have to go to their website via the giving machine - it takes seconds I promise! You pay the same. Instead of the shop paying for google ad's etc they pay a commission to the giving machine and they pass it on to us. There are NO catches. This will really help in our efforts to provide new ICT equipment for the school.  Thank-You PTFA.


PTFA - Nestle Tokens


School are now collecting the tokens for BOX TOP BOOKS. Every box of nestle cereal (shreddies, cheerios etc) has a token on the top. Please bring them into school. Every 10 tokens buy our children a book. Thank you as always for your support.    PTFA


Christmas Disco - Monday 17 December 2012

Come and join us at the end of term Christmas Discos.  F lyer is attached.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Christmas Fayre 2012 Raffle Winners

Click below to see who won on our Christmas Fayre Raffle

Christmas Fayre - Thank you!

A massive thank you to everyone who made the Christmas Fayre special. We raised a massive £1545.60 which is a stunning effort.

Thank you to the PTFA committee for organising a brilliant Fayre and to everyone who helped on the stalls, made beautiful cakes etc.

Thank you also to our fabulous staff who kindly donated the luxury hamper and helped out on stalls. 

Finally, thank you to everyone who turned out in force and supported the PTFA as you have always done. This shows what a strong community we are. 

Watch out for updates on how the money will be spent on the latest ICT equipment this year. 

Creating a Shared Vision 2012-13

Representatives from the whole community came together in school on the 27th September to create our Shared Vision for this year. All staff, parents from our Parent Champion Group and PTFA, governors and children worked together to look at areas we can improve over the next 12 months. 

We also looked back at our successes and were able to celebrate a huge list of achievements. After that we looked at what would be positive and possible to achieve this year. All stakeholders signed up to the vision and plotted actions and next steps. 

We are firm believers here in school that working together as a team and sharing our skills and abilities will help us achieve our aim to be an 'Outstanding School at the heart of the community'.

A massive thank you to Sarah Armitage for her skill in leading the session and keeping us all on task, not an easy job!!

Have a look at the pictures below from a fantastic evening. 

PTFA Annual General Meeting - Wednesday 12th September at 7pm

Smalley School PTFA needs YOU. 

Please come along and support your childs school, all of the committee roles will be available for re-election and 3 out of 4 of our current members will not be putting themselves up for re-election.  We need your support for the PTFA to continue it's fund raising for school.

We look forward to seeing you.

Rachel Bacon & Jayne Aldred

Sponsored Climb at Snowdon - Thank You!

A massive thank you to Sonya Williamson (Mum to Zak Williamsonm, ex-pupil of Smalley Richardson School); Karen Flynn (Chris Bates’ partner – the school caretaker), Christine Frazer and Janet Ruston (friends of Sonya and Karen) who raised a massive £1095 for our school PTFA. We are so grateful to them for thinking of us and proud of  their amazing feat climbing Snowdon.  


Please click on the link below to read about this fantastic achievement. 

Minutes of the PTFA Meeting 17th April 2012

Summer Fayre - what an amazing day!

We had an amazing summer fayre on Saturday with a bumper turnout at school. The sun was shining and thanks to the hard work of the PTFA we had a wide range of stalls including fun games such as 'hook a duck', beautiful luxury cakes, other firms that had come to join us and music playing with an outside disco. On the field was an inflatable slide and the races which were kindly organised by Smalley Lawn Tennis Club. The Clown entertained all the children with his balloon making skills and our staff were kept very busy on the barbecue and refreshments. 

A massive thank you to all the PTFA and parents that helped to support this event. It raises valuable money for resources for the school and we are so grateful. Thanks also to Smalley Lawn Tennis Club for doing such a good job with the races. A Big Thank you to all those that turned up to support the event or sold raffle tickets, without you there would be no Summer Fayre. The PTFA will let everyone know how much was raised and what the final total was. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the Fayre although I don't want to see a sausage or bacon cob for a while!! I look forward to seeing you all at the next event. Enjoy the video below with some highlights!



Our Summer Fete is fast approaching and we desperately need more bottles, sweets and new/good quality toys for our tombola. Please bring them into school as soon as possible ideally before Thursday of this week.


Raffle tickets have also been sent out with the children, each family has been given a book of 10, they can be sold to friends, family or work colleagues - if every family sold their 10 tickets it would be a fantastic £1600 start before the fete even opened.


Hope you can make it to the fete on Saturday, we look forward to seeing you.


Pitches available at our Summer Fete

If you have a business or know a business that would like a stall at our Summer Fete on Saturday 26th May for only £10 please get in touch at or contact the PTFA via school.



Our summer fete is fast approaching and we need to think about raffle prizes.  Do you have any unwanted wicker baskets of any size which we can use to make gift hampers.  If you can help please send them into school as soon as possible.

Remember if you can help set up or run a stall on the day of the fete please get in touch with us.


Many thanks


Jayne & Rachel


"Its time to plan a Summer Fayre"

PTFA Meeting 17th April 7pm

Please come along and join us for our next PTFA meeting.  We will be planning our Summer Fayre and this year the theme will be "Lets Celebrate" to coincide with the Olympics, The Queens Jubilee and 100 years of Smalley Church Bells!

The local Tennis Club will also be helping out and have grand plans to pull in the whole village, with tug o war and traditional egg and spoon races for all the family.

If you could spare time to help us put this plan into action and create a fantastic village fete please come along to our meeting.

Minutes of PTFA Meeting 7th March 2012

Art Exhibition

Thanks to all who attended the Art exhibition this afternoon. There was a lovely atmosphere in the hall and it was great to hear such kind comments about the childrens work. Thank you to the PTFA for organising and to Mrs. Shaw and team for displaying the work. Of course thank you also to the staff for their ideas and art lesson and most important of all thank you children for all your beautiful work!


Thank you PTFA

A very special thank you to the PTFA for their generous donation.  The Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 decided to purchase guided reading materials and reading books with their money.  The new books have recently arrived in school and the children have loved using their new resources.

We appreciate all of the time and efforts that you give when fundraising for our school and wish you lots of luck for future eventsl.  Thank you again.



Chocolate Appeal

We need chocolate eggs, bunnnies, chickens, cream eggs and everything chocolate for our tombola at the Art Exhibition on Friday, please help the PTFA if you can by sending in all donations by Thursday and please,please come along and view the wonderful work the children have created - you can also purchase your childs masterpiece.

All funds raised on friday go directly into PTFA funds to purchase the extras for school.

Thank you for your continued support


PTFA Meeting Wednesday 8th March 7pm

This is an open invitation for all Parents, Teachers and Friends to come along to our next PTFA Meeting.  The meeting will mainly be about Summer Fayre planning, if you can't make it but would like to be involved in our Summer Fayre please let us know.

Thanks for your continued support

Jayne & Rachel



PTFA Meeting Tuesday 31st January 2012

Our first meeting of 2012 will be held in the top school at 7pm everyone is welcome.  If you would like to help out, have new fund raising ideas or just want to come along and listen then please feel free.  Hope you can make it

Jayne & Rachel

2012 at Richardson Smalley...

Happy New Year to you all. A reminder that school starts tomorrow Wednesday 4th January. I look forward to working with you all in 2012; children, staff, parents and the whole community. If we all continue to work together as a team then 2012 promises to be a fantastic year at Richardson Smalley.

There are a number of ways parents can get involved with the school. The PTFA is incredibly strong at the school and organises a number of events through the year. We are a friendly bunch and always welcome new members.

Our Parent Champion group has also become a strength of the school in a short space of time. The group meets half termly and organises non-fundraising events to support the school such as the Wonderful Website Workshop enjoyed before Christmas. It is also a group that will be used for advice on a number of issues and will support school improvement. Anyone is welcome at the meetings and you will always get a warm welcome.

Feel free to chat to me about any of these at the gates or if you think you can support the school in any way. Thank you for all your help and support in giving the children at our school the very best education.


Christmas Disco Tuesday 20th

Time to get out your dancing shoes and show those moves on the dance floor. Key Stage 1 disco 6 - 7 and Key Stage 2 7.15 - 8.30pm.
Come and join Gazza for fun and games and get in the mood for christmas.


Next PTFA Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 31st January at 7pm in the top school. 

Over the past few months the PTFA ο»Ώ decided to concentrate on funding new technology in school to benefit both pupils and parents this has included the fantastic new website and the now invaluable text messaging service, and voice recorders in each class.

All fundraising is used to benefit the children of Smalley School often providing items and treats that the school could not otherwise afford and if you would like to have a say on how the PTFA budget is used to help the school, please come along to our meetings and have a voice, we will be very pleased to see you.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2012



Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Fayre it was a very busy hour with lots of people having a go on all of the stalls, treating themselves to some lovely homemade cakes and not forgetting a visit to Santa in his very own Grotto (thanks to Mrs Shaw). Early indications are that the fayre raised around £1300 for PTFA funds, which is a fantastic achievement.   

Thanks also to everyone who purchased raffle tickets before and on the day the lucky winners were:

1st prize (Christmas Hamper) - Joseph Williams Ticket Number 00835

2nd prize (Champagne Breakfast at Morley Hayes) - S Trivett Ticket Number 00403

3rd prize (Coffee Hamper) - Lynn Daykin Ticket Number 00327

4th prize (Sunday Lunch at Breadsall Priory) - John Smith Ticket Number 00069

5th prize (Derby Live Panto Tickets) - Mrs Pace Ticket Number 01160

6th prize (Derby Live BFG Tickets) - Mrs Shaw Ticket Number 01185

7th prize (Derby County Tickets) - Louisa Upton Ticket Number 01142

8th prize (Diary & Vanity Bag) - Claire Carey Ticket Number 00570

9th prize (Hair Set) - Michelle Hicklin Ticket Number 01015

10th prize (Botanics Basket) - John Smith Ticket Number 00068

11th prize (Snow Dome Tickets) - Lydia Meek Ticket Number 00740

12th prize (Hairset in a basket) - R Warner Ticket Number 01174

13th prize (Odeon Cinema Tickets) - Ivan Trivett Ticket Number 00404

14th prize (Baby Book & Birds Voucher) - R Watson Ticket Number 00992

15th prize (Boots Body Butter Set) - C/O Colin Watson Ticket Number 00987

16th prize (Toni & Guy Set) - Lillia Thorpe Ticket Number 01272

17th prize (Feet Set) - Emma Class 1 Ticket Number 00215

18th prize (Pink Shower Cap Set) - Andy c/o Louisa Upton Ticket Number 01404

19th prize (Red Toni & Guy Set) - Georgina Carey Ticket Number 00566

20th prize (Brunette Shampoo Set) - Isabel Belshaw Ticket Number 00339

21st prize (Mugs & Birds Voucher) - J Cook Ticket Number 00564

22nd prize (17 Make up Set) - Emma Class 1 Ticket Number 00211

23rd prize (Quality Street) - Mr Rose Ticket Number 00558

24th prize (Orange Sanctuary) - Lisa Goddard Ticket Number 00661

25th prize (friendship token) - Caroline Trivett Ticket Number  00405

26th prize (Clinique Set) - R Laurie Ticket Number 00681

27th prize (Evening primrose/Nivea Set) - J Williams Ticket Number 01167

28th prize (Eyes Set) - Jayne Hand Ticket Number 00406

29th prize (Anti Blemish Set) - A Marlow Ticket Number 00105

30th prize (Red Toni & Guy Set) - A Buckley Ticket Number 00237

31st prize (Red head botanics set) - D Hemstock Ticket Number 00947

32nd prize (Weleda Set) - A Meek Ticket Number 00738

33rd prize (No 7 Set) - M Lyttle Ticket Number 00601


Christmas Fayre Friday 9th December

The annual christmas fayre will be held in the school hall from 3pm on friday.  Santa will be arriving just after 3pm and we have lots of games and stalls. Please come along and support the PTFA.  Don't forgot the new school calenders will also be on sale for the first time.

Next Meeting Tuesday 29th November at 7pm

We will be holding our nexr PTFA meeting at school. This will be an opportunity for us to make sure we are ready for our christmas fayre. So if you can offer any help setting up the fayre or helping to run an activity please come along. If you cant make the meeting but would still like to help please contact Jayne Aldred or Rachel Bacon at or

We always appreciate seeing new faces so dont be shy and come along.


PTFA Meeting - Reminder!

Just a quick reminder that there will be a short meeting Tuesday 1st November at 7:00pm to discuss arrangements for the Christmas Fayre. Please note that the meeting will be held in The Bell Pub next door instead of at School. We will meet inside and whoever gets there first please grab a table and seats!


Bingo family fun night

Thanks to all the pupils, parents, staff and friends who attended the family Bingo event tonight. A great night and a fantastic £430 was raised! Well done everyone


Remember its BINGO on Friday at 7pm

Everyone is welcome to come to the Bingo evening on Friday 14th It's a fun evening for all the family, with lots of prizes and a very special Bingo caller!

And don't forget Dominos Pizza will be served at 8pm, drinks and snacks served all evening.

We'd love to see all the children and their parents supporting the first PTFA  fund raising event of this school year, every penny raised is used to provided those little extras for the children at Smalley School.

Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and friends are welcome too so see you all on Friday.

PTFA AGM & Next Meeting Tuesday 20th September at 7pm

Over the past academic year the PTFA have raised in excess of £8000 this has enabled us to purchase Reading Books, Numeracy Equipment, Raised Flower Beds, Gardening Equipment, Pantomime Buses but most recently the outside shelter, which you can see in the playground, this will be used as an outside class room and can be used by the children during play times as a quiet area to sit with friends. The PTFA provides extras like this that the school would otherwise not be able to afford.


Our committee is made up of parents and teachers, lots of our group have children who are growing up and we are always looking for new and willing members especially parents with younger children in years 1, 2 and particularly reception. Our meetings are open to everyone and you are all welcome, we won’t pounce on you if come to a meeting and you do not have to take on a main role. If all you want to do is offer an extra pair of hands at a fund raising event then that’s fine we welcome all offers of help.


Our AGM is will be held on September 20th at 7pm and our regular PTFA meeting will be afterwards so please do come along.


The rewards and the new friendships which come out of the PTFA more than make up for the hard work, but more than anything this is your chance to put something back into your child's school.


We look forward to seeing you soon.


Jayne Aldred & Rachel Bacon

Joint Chair