Franche PTA

Franche Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

Franche has a thriving Parent-Teacher Association, which organises major fundraising events throughout the year for the school and community. Last year the efforts of the PTA paid for more than 50 iPads for the school. Key events on the PTA calendar include a Summer Fair, Franche Bonfire & Fireworks, Christmas events, charity coffee mornings and welcome events.

The next big event on the PTA calendar is the Summer Fair, which will take place on the evening of Friday July 1st 2016.


The event will feature local bands,  plus a barbecue, bouncy castle, street dance demonstration, bar, tombola, stalls and games. It’s a brilliant family night out. Lots of volunteers are needed to ensure it goes well. If you can spare a couple of hours on the night, or can lend a hand during the setting up and taking down periods, please leave your name at the school office or contact the PTA team.

Last November’s annual Franche Bonfire & Fireworks was the biggest in the school’s history, with more than £12,000 raised for the school. The PTA and the school have agreed to donate £10,000 towards re-marking the playground for Lower School pupils to make it a more fun and safe environment for them. They will also subsidise the cost of an Upper School trip, covering the £1,500 costs of a coach.

The PTA also organises and runs amazing activities throughout the year, including a traditional Valentine’s Disco for all ages, and a brilliant array of Christmas activities, including Santa’s Grotto.

The PTA committee is always looking for new members. If you could spare a few hours a month you’d be very welcome! The current committee is Chair: Nikki Beeston;
Vice Chair: Kerry Beddard;
Treasurer: Libby Mills;
Secretary: Ian Pye;

Members: Edyta Ataman, Kate Cannon, Jo Godson, Sarah Maitland-Powell, Jenny Monger, Helen Murdoch, Heidi Nunwick, Michelle Powell & Sarah Westwood.

Staff representative: Claire Didlick


If you’d like to offer your services or want to find out more you can leave a message for Nikki at the front office, or email the PTA at