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Welcome to the Dorney School Parent-Teachers Association (PTA). We are a registered charity that fundraises with a variety of events during the school year to enhance the experiences of our children. Last year we helped the school purchase new books, IT equipment and assisted the gardening club.


We meet regularly at 7.30 pm at the Palmer Arms, Dorney. Dorney PTA have an open door policy and we welcome new faces, so why not pop along. Whether it’s being a committee member, suggestions for events, donations, occasional support, or matched funding from employers, all your help is greatly appreciated.


Any comments or suggestions for fundraising ideas can also be left in the PTA post box (situated at the back of the school on the wall opposite the bike shed) or email us at

Summer Fair and Camp Out - Thank You

PTA Summer Fair Running Order


Thanks for all your help and contributions to our end of term Summer Fair. 


We are set for beautiful weather and a fabulous day so please come and join in the fun! 


We are delighted to share the running order with you.

PTA Summer Fair Running Order


Reception - Joelle Pugh

Year 1 - Jonathan Mansell Cook

Year 2 - Joelle Pugh

Year 3 - Neil Harrison-Smith

Year 4 - Sarah Blake

Year 5 - Abi Woolhouse

Year 6 - Lucy Bavazzano



Dear Parents,


Firstly, A Big Thank You for all your donations for Bag2School last Thursday - we achieved over 580kg and raised over £230 so well done everyone. We will do another collection In a few months time.


Secondly and very excitingly, attached is the Summer Festival and Camp Out on Saturday 22nd June 2019 flyer.


We hope as many of you and your friends and family can come along. This is one of our biggest fundraising events so don't miss out on a fun afternoon of bbq, activities, music, raffle, games and to be part of the much anticipated Dorney School Camp Out! 


After half-term you'll receive more information about booking your Camp Out pitch along with Summer raffle ticket books.


The Friends of Dorney PTA mission is to create great events for all of us in the Dorney School community but importantly, to raise money that goes towards educational projects for all our children to benefit from.


And on a serious note, we do need plenty of willing helpers. Without helpers we'd be forced to cancel events. With this in mind, please keep some time free during that day (helpers needed before, during and after) and look out for the Helpers Board on playground/on class facebook groups in run up to event and please put your name down!! It's easy, fun and just takes up an hour or so of your time (or more if you can!).


If you have any questions or ideas please contact your class rep on: or drop email to: 


Friends of Dorney PTA

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PTA Meeting


The next PTA meeting is scheduled for 8.00 p.m. at the Palmer Arms, all welcome.

Burns Night Success!


Thank you to those of you who attended the Burns Night Supper fundraiser last Saturday. We hope you had a wonderful evening. The School Hall was transformed into an unrecognisable Dinner Dance banquet. It was great to see everyones enthusiasm and energy to embrace all the Burns traditions and the Ceilidh dancing. I hope you agree it was a night to remember.

Burns Night information 2019


Come and join us for our 2nd Burns Night Supper on Saturday 26th January. We transform the school hall to bring you a fun filled evening including champagne reception, 3 course dinner, ceilidh dancing and raffle. We welcome back our incredible Michelin rated Chef who fed us so well last year and with thanks to J&S Rook Butchers in Holyport we will have some of the finest Haggis (vegetarian as well).


Book your tickets by following the link and find out more information:


Details of event as follows:

Cost: 32.50 per person

Date: 26th January 2019

Venue: Dorney School Hall

Time: 19:30-00:00

Dress Code: Dress to impress - Scottish Theme, Kilts and abundance of tartan welcome!

Bar: Cash bar available

Entertainment: Ceilidh dancing with ‘caller’ and other games throughout the evening so bring some loose change.

Tickets are limited and after the success of last years Burns Night, please do book yours quickly to avoid disappointment.


Any questions please ask your PTA Class Rep.

Have a wonderful Christmas break and see you in the new year!

Friends of Dorney

PTA Events 2018




A huge thank you to everyone who came to Fireworks Night last Saturday. We hope you agree it was a brilliant memorable evening, packed with fun and laughs and lots of "oohs and ahhs" at the fantastic display! We are delighted to share the news that together we RAISED OVER £2600 for future school projects so well done to you all! A special shout out to everyone who helped. We cannot do events without willing helpers so thank you!


What's Next?

To whet your appetite we have more events planned so please see the attached and put the dates in your diaries and more information on each will be shared soon.


The next charity activity is Bags2School on Wednesday 28th November - a great time for a pre-Christmas clear out so keep all your clothing/textiles to one side and bring into school for the collection.


As always, we want to create fantastic events that everyone in the Dorney School community can enjoy and cherish whilst raising vital money for school projects that benefit all the children.


If you would like to be more involved or have any ideas please get in touch we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email or speak to a member of the PTA.


Have a great week,


Friends of Dorney School PTA








Dorney School Fireworks night tickets are now available to buy online - making it even easier for you to get yours!


Please visit for full information and feel free to share this ticket link to friends and family who'd like to come.


As many of you know, every year this is a great event bringing friends and families of Dorney School children together and all profits raised go directly towards School Projects that benefit all the children. For new parents to the School, we look forward to introducing you to our first PTA event of the School year.



Are you able to help before, during or after the event? We cannot run this event without volunteers to help set up, man stalls and pack up. If you are able to help please speak to a member of the PTA or drop us an email and we can find a slot to suit you.


We look forward to another extravaganza of a night with you!


Any questions please get in touch,


Thank you,


Friends of Dorney Team


Hello everyone,

We hope you've had a good start to the new School year!

Here are some dates for your diary...


Theme: PTA AGM
Venue: Dorney School Hall
Time: 7pm
Please come along! Whether you're new to the School or not it's a great way to meet the team and hear about events we've done in the past year and think ahead about ones we'd like to do this year. We love new ideas and we really need more people to help us run fundraising events so please come along! We hope the enticement of some Wine and Cheese will help?!
Please just turn up or if you have any questions / comments please email:

Our famous FIREWORKS NIGHT will be on Saturday 3rd November 5-7pm!
As many of you know, this is a real highlight in the calendar and a wonderful event that brings together family and friends in the safety of the School - as always it will be an incredible display! And expect the usuals of Hot Food, Hot Drinks, Bar, Glow Toys, Treats and Music.

We can't wait and hope as many of you as possible will come along.

DON'T MISS IT! Tickets will be on sale shortly but for now please put the date in your diaries.

We look forward to making 2018/2019 another great year and look forward to meeting you soon, if you have any questions please get in touch