Welcome to the PTA page, where we will have all the information of our activities, fundraising and how you can get involved. 

Getting involved in the PTA need not be an arduous task. We like to think that if you are a parent/carer of a student at the college, then you are already in the PTA.

The PTA meets once every half term – the date is always publicised in the College News. Everybody is welcome. Senior staff members attend these meetings and we are given an update on school issues and have the opportunity to ask questions in an informal environment.  It is also a way of meeting other parents and hopefully having some fun raising valuable funds that benefit all our children.

In the PTA everyone does what they can, when they can, in whatever way. This might be helping to organise an event, volunteering your time in school or simply attending the meetings and contributing your ideas.

Our Team:

Chair: Thomasina Carlyle

Vice Chair: Mr Alan Doust

Secretary: Mrs Kathy Dowbiggin

Treasurer: Mrs Nicola Jones  

Note-taker: Paula Brayford



The Aims of the PTA are:
·         To raise funds. 
·         To get parents involved in school and to meet other parents. 
·         To provide a service – to help facilitate social activities for pupils and parents. 
·         To raise the profile of the Community College.
Minutes of meetings are sent home to all parents and details of current news and events can be found on the PTA Facebook page: search @CommunityCollegePTA.





The PTA fundraises in a number of different ways: through the annual ‘Gift Aid Day’, events such as the Christmas Fayre and online via Easyfundraising.

Easyfundraising: Shop Online and Raise Money for our College.

It’s the easiest way to help raise money for The Community College. If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone and eBay then you can sign up for free to raise money while you shop.

You can also use Easyfundraising when booking your holiday over the internet on websites such as Expedia, the, lowcostholidays, cottages4u, and many more.  Check when you are booking to see if you can donate.

How does it work?

You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but first you sign up to Bishop's Castle Community College PT Click the 'Join Us' button and create your account and use the links on the Easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.

To ensure you don't miss out on any donations to the PTA you can also download a Donation Reminder which will work when you search on the internet.  To enable this tool, click on the following link login to your Easyfundraising account click on the 'Get the Donation Reminder' button and start shopping.

How much can you raise?

Spend £100 with M&S online or Amazon and you raise £2.50 for us.  £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on.  There’s over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.


Many thanks.



PTA Donation: If you would like to make a donation to the PTA please click on the PTA Gift Aid Declaration Download links.



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 Gift Aid Letter                             Gift Aid Declaration


Thank you for supporting our College, we look forward to seeing you at our events.