Dorney School

The Little Village School with a Big Heart


PTA Upcoming Event - Autumn 2021

WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER:  Bag2School is booked!

Please bag up clothes, textiles, soft (no plastic or hard) toys, shoes, accessories for our next collection! For every kg we donate we get £ in return so please help us by bringing as much as you have!

Please bag up securely in carrier/bin bags of your own. 

A full list of what you can donate is here:

ALL items are for REUSE so please be assured they are collected and used ethically.

Please bring donations to Village Hall Car Park where PTA team will be on hand to collect it from you from 8.15-9.15am. 


School Uniform Collection / Sale:

Also, on morning of Wednesday 13th October we will be hosting a Uniform Sale outside the School Reception Office so please come and shop for items. The team are happy to take good quality school uniform donations on this day too or please donate them by popping bagged up clothes into the PTA Shed collection bin outside the shed.

On the day please bring cash/change for buying items. For families on Pupil Premium please send School office your wish list and we can help find items needed in good time.


Saturday 6th November 2021: FIREWORKS NIGHT 2021

We are absolutely delighted and excited to announce we have booked an amazing Fireworks display for Saturday 6th November. Please save the date in your diaries. This event is not to be missed and is a true highlight in our school events calendar. Anyone who has been before can assure you the display is awesome and the children and adults just love it! It is definitely one for friends and family to come along to and enjoy together!

TICKETS: Please purchase here and feel free to share to friends and family:

Please see ticket website or flyer attached with full information of event details.


Event Helpers

Thanks to those who have offered to help - we always need more helpers please or events sadly, simply cannot go ahead!  A schedule for helpers / timings will be available shortly but in the meantime if you can spare some time or have something you want to discuss for any events please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. Speak to a PTA class rep or simply email:


PTA AGM - Please Join Us!! Wednesday 6th October

The PTA AGM meeting is an opportunity to catch up, hear financial review and discuss events and meet team members (old and new!). 

This will be via Zoom on 6th October 8pm. We will share link shortly. We really encourage new parents to school and anyone who would like to know how they can help to join the call. The more the merrier!

Dorney School PTA


Dorney School PTA is a group of parents who volunteer their time to support the school by raising funds to pay for extras for the children.

All Parent/Carer(s) of children at Dorney are automatically members of the PTA, and are warmly invited to attend meetings or support at events to help raise as much money as possible to support children in school. Don’t panic though – there’s no obligation to take part, it’s just always easier to run events and raise vital funds if more people are able to give their time to help. Many hands make light work!

It’s great to be able to support the school and provide the children with resources that they might otherwise not have access to. It’s hard work though and we can only do it with your support.

SO, can you help us with any of the following:

1) Do you have any ideas we can use to fundraise?
2) Can you attend meetings and support the fundraising programme?

We are all busy people and there’s every chance that you might not be able to help us at all. If you can support us by helping at events but can’t get to meetings, that’s fine. If you can attend meetings but can’t help at events – no worries. We will be grateful for any input you are able to give us.

So go on, take the plunge and help us to raise even more money to make our children’s learning experiences at this young age even more exciting, helping them to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.


If you're interested in seeing how you could get involved, help discuss ideas and hear about what we've done in the past then please drop us a line:


Any comments or suggestions for fundraising ideas email us at



Reception - Laurel Whitrod

Year 1 - Claire McLeish

Year 2 - Charlotte Hobbs

Year 3 - Joelle Pugh

Year 4 - Kathryn McEwen

Year 5 - Joelle Pugh

Year 6 - Kirstin Paveley


We thought this is a good time to remind you of some simple on-going ways we fundraise. They don't cost you a penny so we urge you to sign up and let the funds roll in...


GIVE AS YOU LIVE: Online Shopping at hundreds of sites:

From likes of Argos, M&S, Ebay, Boots, JustEat to name a few will make a % donation to Dorney School PTA when you're shopping online:

Simply sign up and use the donation reminder every time you shop. Some of us are already using this and it's really building up so if everyone can get involved it would make a real difference: 


To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to and select Dorney School PTA as your chosen charity. You can access it on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app or your iOS or Android phone (found under ‘settings’ on your app). 

TIP: On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile as orders via Amazon will not do the donation - it must by When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.



Thanks for your support and let's get fundraising!


Friends of Dorney School PTA