Brunswick Primary School, Somerhill Road, BN3 1RP

01273 711816

Brunswick Primary School

Achieving success with determination and joy


Parents, Teachers and Friends Association




PTFA Stands for Parents, Teachers and Friends Association.

In 2022/23 we raised a PROFIT of just over £19000.00 through means such as raffles, Summer and Winter Fair,  the Christmas Card fundraiser and cake sales. 

We also help parents with the ongoing costs of uniform by running regular sales of pre-worn uniform, all of which is sorted, washed and sold on by a team of volunteers.  Uniform sales are held roughly once every half-term. 

If you have a child at Brunswick Primary School the best way to hear about what we do is to sign up for the Classlist App.  This is our primary method of communicating with the school community about upcoming events.  

Every penny we raise is invested in resources, equipment and events for the school.  In recent years we have funded a minibus, scooter pods, new ovens, a new chicken run, the fun fort in KS1, new equipment for the OPAL play scheme, Year 6 leaver’s T-shirts and other improvements to both the KS1 and 2 play areas.   We have also purchased new books and SEN materials.


* Why our PTFA exists

Brunswick Primary School PTFA was set up in September 2016, in the hope of building on the success of the former “Friends of Brunswick”.  This change was brought about after the amalgamation of Somerhill Junior and Davigdor Infant Schools and also the requirement for the new PTFA to have it’s own bank account, so that future fundraising moneys could be kept separate from the school funds account. 

Our chief objective is to continue to raise money that can be spent improving equipment and resources within the school.  In addition to this, we want the PTFA to facilitate fun ways of bringing staff, parents and friends together socially in support of our school.   We believe that by enriching the life of the school we also enrich the life of the surrounding community and the families living within it. 


Our Charity objects and statement of public benefit

The object of Brunswick Primary School PTFA is to advance the education of pupils in the school in particular by:

(i)  developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school; and
(ii) engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.

The charity trustees have due regard to the guidance issued by the Charity Commission on public benefit. We believe the main activities undertaken by Brunswick Primary School PTFA, as described in this report, are for the public benefit in relation to these objects.


Charity status and structure

Charity law requires voluntary organisations such as ours with an annual income over £5000.00 to register with the Charity Commission.  We were granted charity status in August 2017 and the registered charity number for Brunswick Primary PTFA is 1174170.

As a charity we are bound by a governing document referred to as our constitution and we have adopted the PTA UK model constitution.  This constitution has necessitated that we formalise our meetings and committee.


Chair - Gillian Ramm

Secretary - Sandra Dyke

Treasurer - Ian Kidd

Events Coordinator - Sally Powell

Trustees - Jayne-Grimley Taylor, Sharmin Memon


If you would like to become a Trustee, please contact


If you would like to make a one-off, voluntary donation to the PTFA, please follow this link.  This enables us to poverty proof events for families in need.