The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a charity that exists to support the school through fund raising and by helping out in whatever practical way we can; whether it be serving refreshments during school shows or organising fundraising events throughout the year.
Who is a member?
As parents/carers/friends of the school we are all members and are all welcome to the committee meetings. If you don’t want to be on the committee, please feel free to come along to our events and support us in our different fund raising activities.
What have we raised money for in the past?
In 2020 the PTA gave a grant to the school of £13,557.30
- £3,074.00 to QPHS Rowing Club
- £2,978.82 supporting PE Extra-curricular activities and sporting events
- £1,000.00 towards House Reward Trips
- £1,500.00 towards the school production
- £1,000 towards Educational Visits Support Fund
- £2,000 towards the School minibus
- £365.99 towards Resources for the Music Department
- £300.00 towards the STEM Club
- £180.00 towards the Maths Challenge
- £758.49 towards the Coding Club
- £400.00 towards the Year 11 Prom
How do we raise the money?
Car Parking at Queen's Park High School
We run the school car park, a large, safe and sensible alternative to the busy and stressful inner city parking and only a 5 minute walk to Chester city centre. The car park is manned by our own attendants (QPHS Sixth Form Students) on Saturdays (9am - 7pm) and during the school holidays (10am - 7pm) at a bargain rate of £3.00 per car!
We also open every Sunday on the run up to Christmas from 10am - 7pm.
Please note: As of 24th April 2021 we are delighted to announce that the car park will re-open every Saturday from 9am -7pm and during the school holidays (Mon - Fri 10am - 7pm).
We run fundraising events throughout the year
The highlights have included the popular Murder Mystery evening, virtual PTA Pet Parade, sponsored 'walk around the world' and annual quiz night for new Year 7 parents.
The 200 Club Prize draw
A fun and easy school fundraiser with a monthly cash prize draw!
Joining the 200 club is an easy way you can help raise funds for our School.
For an annual fee of only £12 you are automatically entered into our monthly prize draw with the chance of winning a cash prize worth 1/3 of the total pot!
The remaining money raised goes directly to the PTA fund which helps to support a broad range of extra Curricular activities throughout the school for all of our students.
How Can I be involved?
It couldn't be easier, simply join by paying through Parentmail, just add this item to your basket in the usual way along with a Gift Aid donation if you wish that allows us to reclaim tax on the donations from the government.
At the start of each Autumn term we will send out details on how you can do this along with a reminder to existing members on how to renew their subscription for the coming year.
The more members we have the more funds we can raise and of course the bigger the prize!
Remember it is the ‘extra’ things that the PTA provides that can enrich our children’s time at Queen’s Park High School.