BPSCA is our award winning PTA with a difference.
We are parents, carers, teachers and members of the local community all working together for the benefit of the school and its pupils.
We welcome anyone in the local community to join with us to help raise funds for Billingshurst Primary School
We are always looking for new fundraising ideas and new members to make the ideas come to life.
We meet once a month, usually on a Thursday at 2pm in the school staff room.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are proud winners of the Working with the Local Community PTA UK Gold Star Award for the South of England 2012 and the Friend of the Environment category in the West Sussex County Times Community Awards.
When we formed in February 2011, we wanted to show how we aimed to include anyone from the local community from childminders and grandparents to neighbours and local businesses. We wanted to be more than a PTA so we decided that the best way to show this was to use Community in our name.
We raise extra funds for the school to allow our children to benefit from extra resources and experiences that the school budget does not allow. We organise a number of fund raisers throughout the year for children, parents and the local community to enjoy. These include Quiz Nights, a Pamper Night, Children's Quality Sales, Design a Christmas Card, Spring Fair and our biggest event, the annual Summer Fun Day. We also run regular money raisers such as Rags to Riches (clothing) and Terracycle (waste) Recycling, Design a Christmas Card and online shopping cash back through Easyfundraising (www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cause/BPSCA) and Pink and Greene greeting card shop (www.pinkandgreene.com/partner/BPSCA).
We have also produced items to sell, such as Christmas Cards, Eco bags and recipe books, made in partnership with our local supermarket.
Every year, BPSCA donate 25% of the annual funds raised to the outdoor project. This ongoing project has transformed the main school field into a range of activity areas for the children to enjoy all year round. We have helped to install a jumbo climber, the clock tower - an outdoor classroom, bench seats, a story telling space and trim trail stations. Every year we donate funds to each year group to put towards a trip or special visitor and contribute to a variety of special items for school such as a PA system, ride on lawnmower or supplies for a school club. We also fund the Year 3 violin scheme, Year 6 leavers party and a whole host of requests from staff and pupils throughout the year.
If you can spare any time, come along to a meeting and see if you would like to join us! We all share in the organisation of events and any time you can give is very welcome. You don’t have to attend every meeting and if you can’t make it to the meetings, you are still welcome to contribute ideas to us by email. Help is always needed on the day of an event, so please let us know if you would like to be on our list of helpers and we will let you know when and where we need you! Above all else, please come along and support any event at the school. We are here for the benefit of the whole school and you can make every event a great success!
Click here for the latest BPSCA newsletter (pdf)
Click here for Fundraising Q&A Sheet
Easyfundraising provides a FREE service where you can shop with your favourite online stores and at no extra cost and raise funds for the school. You still shop directly with each retailer as you would normally, but simply by using the links from the Easyfundraising site first, each purchase you make will generate a cashback donation to the school. Click on the easyfundraising logo to go to the site.