The PTA embraces the ethos of our fantastic school and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in raising much needed funds for the essential up keep of the school equipment and environment. The PTA gives us an opportunity to meet and make new friends, giving our time to work alongside a team of parents who share the passion and love for the school. The PTA involves teachers too and thus fosters partnerships between staff and parents.

Why Join the St John Payne - PTA?

PTAs are an essential part of a modern school and they are only as good as the people who join them, the more people who go along and offer their services the more can be offered without it being on a few peoples’ shoulders. It is about being in a small part of the school community which will enhance our children’s learning.

So come and join us;

  • Your talents will be welcomed
  • Your time will be appreciated
  • You will make new friends
  • You can use it on your CV
  • Help improve your child’s school
  • How much time you want to give is up to you

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or SJP Contacts for Meetings and Events.

Where does the money go?

The PTA has been going for over twenty-five years contributing over £100,000 to the school.

Over the last 4 years the PTS has raised over £18,000 which has been used to help finance the following items for the use of the students:

3D Printer £1295
Science Software £800
Garden Project £532
Magnifying reading equipment £895
Hall Decoration £1000
Lockers £2000
Curtains £1090
Papyus £650
Sixth form refurbishment £2060
New Craft Club £400
English Department £847
Foreign Language Department £400
S.T.E.M Club £300
German and French books £320
Ballest £80
Sports Equipment £1490
School Show £131
Gym Mats £936
Musical Instruments £300
English Department £1142
Gym equipment £169.00
Cycling scheme £1000
Mini bus cleaning £30
Mr Ward Memorial £50
Water for Sports day £7
Enrichment cards £298
Games for Spring Start £63


We have just funded new benches and goal posts and are currently raising funds for Gazebos, Shelters and a new school Mini Bus.

We welcome support from local companies who can contact us via

Looking ahead we are seeking support for the school hall Christmas Tree and would welcome a donation from a Garden Centre for a real or artificial one. Please contact the PTA if you can help.

PTA Committee

Gina Lawrence, CHAIR
Marina Price, DEPUTY CHAIR
Bettina Weir, SECRETARY

PTA Meetings

We would love to meet you and hear your ideas, please come along to our meetings.
Date:- See Contacts, Facebook, Instragram or Twitter on SJP PTA
Time:- 7.45pm
Location: Chaplaincy (located in the demountable in the Playground behind the main entrance)


If you cannot make a meeting we are always looking for help at the events, discos and parents evenings, so if you are free for an hour please let us know we would love to welcome you.


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