About the PTA


Town Close School has a very active Parent Teacher Association (PTA), which is involved in a range of activities to support the School’s work.

The Association organises social events for parents, teachers and friends. Usually there is a fund-raising element to these activities, but we also hope that they are seen as convivial social affairs, promoting friendship and fellowship between all those associated with the School.

Over the years, the PTA’s fundraising has helped the School to purchase a wide range of equipment. This has included the purchase of one additional adventure playground, special Town Close hymn books, vaulting equipment, wooden benches, a trampoline and skipping ropes for Prep Department children. The Pre Prep Department have benefited from a sand pit, wooden blocks, a train set, ICT equipment, story phones, bicycles and benches. Most recently we have been able to fund the purchase of a grand piano in the Reed Hall, woodland play equipment, dug out coats and the Pre Prep Playground markings to encourage creative and imaginative play.

In the Autumn Term there is a Curry and Quiz Evening (Friday 11th October, 2019) and a Family Bonfire and Fireworks Party (Friday 8th November, 2019).  During the Spring Term the PTA Committee organises a Movie Night for children across the whole school and an Easter Activity Morning for the children in the Pre Prep department.  Every other year we host a spectacular May Ball (provisional date Saturday 16th May 2020). You will also see us behind various cake stalls raising money for the school’s charity (this year we are supporting the charity Break) and at the Prep Sports Day running the Strawberries and Cream and Pimms stalls.

Activities are planned on an ad-hoc basis, and parents are invited to get involved as they arise.  We are always encouraging more parents to join the PTA committee or if you would prefer to volunteer with us for the occasional event we would be delighted to hear from you!  Our two biggest events where we need a large number of volunteers to make the events happen are the Fireworks party and the May Ball so if either of these are of interest please get in touch!

Please email ptachair@townclose.com if you are able to volunteer and help us run the many events we put on.

Our current PTA Committee members are:

Catherine Spokes (Chair – parent) ptachair@townclose.com

Hannah Ellis (Treasurer – parent) ptatreasurer@townclose.com

Charlotte Bending (parent)

Anika Elfara (parent)

Elisa Trupia Sartori (parent)

Jonny Burridge (parent)

Mrs Hampsheir (Head of Nursery)

Mr Fisher (Reception teacher)

Mrs Alexandre (Reception teacher)

Mrs Smith (Year 1 teacher)

Mrs Wilson (Year 1 teacher)

Mrs Averill (Year 1 TA)

Mrs Melvin (Year 2 teacher)

Mrs Stephenson (Year 2 teacher)

Mrs Harries (Head of Pre Prep)

Mr Bevington (Headteacher)

The following parents run the PTA second hand uniform shop:

Sharon Da Cunha

Nina Demetriou

Louise Laccarino

Kymbat Mambetalieva

Sarah Millington

They may be contacted on ptashop@townclose.com

Catherine Spokes – PTA Chair