Hello and a Warm welcome from Rydon Primary School Parent Association to a new school year and for some families with children starting in reception, to a brand new school.

Considering the current COVID-19 situation it is very likely that fundraising will look different this year, with the need to avoid social gatherings and focus on other ways to raise funds.

At Rydon we have an active Parents Association which aims to support the school community by:

  • Raising money for the school to pay for equipment and resources which enhance the pupils’ school life

  • Creating opportunities for children and their families to come together and enjoy fun, sociable events in and out of normal school hours

  • Contribute funding and oversee the coordination of voluntary help at school events such as Christmas class performances & sports day


The money raised has been used for a variety of things including most recently the development of the play area in the front playground, donation to year 6 leavers hoodies, books for school library, make a difference week and equipment for gardening club.

Getting involved

The committee that coordinates the activities and events positively encourages everyone to get involved. Whether you choose to become involved on the PA committee, offer regular or occasional help with events, share your skills / talents or simply send supplies to support our events, your help is important and much appreciated.

The PA committee meets once each term to discuss and organise our programme of events. The meetings are friendly and new members are always welcome. It is unclear at the time of writing how these will be run during the period of COVID, but details will follow.

If you wish to join the PA committee or would like to offer occasional help, please email the PA at PA@rydonprimary.org.uk or contact the school office by phone and we will respond at the earliest opportunity.

Events and Activities

Details of events and activities will be advertised in the school newsletter (the PA noticeboard in the front playground will not be used for the time being). Also you may wish to join the Friends of Rydon PA group on Facebook.

We hope that you and your family will enjoy and support our fundraising activities throughout the school year.

Best wishes

Jo Steer and Gail Searle, Rydon Primary School Parent Association