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Parents' Association (TPA)

The Tooting Parents Association (TPA) is the parent-teacher association for Tooting Primary School.  Founded when the school opened in 2013, the TPA is a registered charity that supports the school and promotes friendship.

The TPA has raised in excess of £68,000 for the school and this money has helped transform the ways in which our children learn and play. The playgrounds have play equipment, including a very popular climbing wall, friendship bench, greenery and the lower hall has a new stage thanks to the generosity of parents. The TPA also subsidises many of the trips children go on and workshops they take part in.

If you have a child at Tooting Primary School, you are already a member of the TPA. You don't have wait to be invited, or join the committee.

Please look out for our regular newsletter updates, as well as event advertising through parent emails, Facebook, the class rep WhatsApp groups and the playground notice boards.

To keep up with news and events from the Tooting Parents Association why not head over to Twitter and follow us: @TPSparents

The Tooting Parents Association is a Registered Charity, number 1174841.

Vision

To bring parents, carers, staff and children together, fundraise in support of the school and enhance our children’s education by providing opportunities that may not otherwise be possible.

Goals

  • Build a strong, vibrant community of parents, carers, staff and children
  • Run social events for our community to meet, get to know each other and have fun
  • Raise funds to help the school provide more opportunities for our children
  • Support and subsidise school trips, outings, workshops and special events
  • Give parents and carers a voice in the education of their children and encourage closer links between school and home

Values

Commitment - We are dedicated to enhancing our children’s education and school life

Community - We are a strong, open and inclusive community that cares passionately about our school

Collaboration - We work together with school staff to provide the best possible opportunities for our children

Enthusiasm - We approach each event and fundraising activity with enthusiasm and put as much effort as possible into ensuring its success

Respect - We treat each member of our community with respect and value every contribution towards improving our children’s time at Tooting Primary School

Fundraising Priorities for 2019/2020

  • Arts space
  • Books for each class library area
  • Percussion instruments
  • Art aprons for all year groups
  • School trips
  • Supporting Year 6 residential week
  • Curriculum enrichment incidentals

Get Involved

We welcome volunteers to help run events, arrange raffle prize donations, or bake treats for our popular bake sales. There is no obligation to join the committee or attend any of the meetings.

If you'd like to get involved, please speak to any of the committee members below, join our Facebook group or email us.

You can also help us to raise funds for the school in the following ways:

Employer matched fundraising
If your employer offers a matched fundraising scheme, please ask them to support any fundraising you do for the TPA. So far, we have raised over £4,000 in matched fundraising.

School uniform labels
Need to label your child's uniform? Order name labels from Easy2Name and select 'Tooting Primary School SW17' at checkout. They will give us 20% cashback.

Scooting the school run
Scooting is a popular and healthy way to tackle the school run – for adults as well as kids! Buy your scooters and accessories from microscooters.co.uk and use code 139592 to help earn money or scooters for the school.

Shopping online
Raise funds every time you shop online with retailers such as Amazon, Argos and John Lewis. Visit the TPA easyfundraising page to sign up – it's easy to do and won't cost you a penny.