The Grove Goldfinches


We are The Grove Primary School Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) and our official name is The Grove Goldfinches.   All parents, carers, governors and staff are automatically members of the PTFA but we also have a committee who meet a few times a year to run the PTFA and organise events. This committee, made up of a mixture of parents, carers and staff, all have one thing in common: we are really passionate about creating a great life experience for all of the children at The Grove.  

Here are some of the committee who are working for The Grove this year.

Would you like to our team?  Please email Joy, who is the Chair of the PTFA, at 

Wanted: PTFA Committee Members


The PTFA (Parent, Teacher and Friends Association) at the Grove organises events and raises money for the school.

We haven't run many things over the last year due to the COVID restrictions, but we have still been working in the background, doing things like organising the Christmas cards and selling second hand uniform. With the restrictions looking to ease in the autumn, we would like to start things up again more fully.

To do this, we really need some new committee members, specifically:

1) Chair

This doesn't mean doing everything yourself (and there are experienced committee members who can advise and help you), but does mean being enthusiastic and committed. If you have fresh ideas for activities or fund-raising, that would also be a great help!

2) Treasurer

This doesn't require lots of financial experience. You just need to be organised, good with numbers and confident handling money.

3) Committee Members

The committee typically meets about once every half term and members help organise events. All parents and carers of children at the Grove, and staff and governors of the Grove are eligible to join.

Full role descriptions for Chair and Treasurer, as well as Secretary, are attached here, if you would like to know more!

Committee members are elected at the PTFA AGM in October/November. So you have plenty of time to think about joining and to let others know if you think they would be interested.

Please do talk to one of the current committee or e-mail Joy if you have any questions at


Conquering Covid

Although things are not as they would normally be, we are still holding activities and having fun while raising money for the school.

This term, the children have made Christmas designs which families have bought as Christmas cards and tea towels as well as decorations on other gifts.   We have more things planned so keep an eye out for updates.


This term, the children have made Christmas designs which families have bought as Christmas cards and tea towels as well as decorations on other gifts.   We have more things planned so keep an eye out for updates


The best way to stay up to date about what’s going on is to make sure you have joined the school’s Facebook page - The Grove Primary School (


The PTFA would like to give a special welcome to all the families who are joining The Grove in September 2020.  We look forward to meeting you all at one of our events.

Second Hand Uniform

We hold a store of good quality used school uniform. For an optional small donation (the prices shown are a guide) uniform can be provided – Grove School sweatshirts (£2.50) and polo-shirts (£1) as well as other brands of white tops (50p), grey trousers, shorts, dresses and skirts and green gingham dresses (each £1). The school’s PE kit of black shorts, white T-shirts or T-shirts in house colours are also available (50p per item) as well as some school shoes.

If you need something, please email Laura Bramley, the Safeguarding and Family Liaison Officer, on


Conquering Covid

Although the Summer term has not been quite normal we are really hopeful that we will be able to hold events in the Autumn term, including a welcome to reception children and Christmas cards made by the children.




Our official aim is: to advance the education of the pupils of the school by: - fostering more extended relationships between parents or carers, staff, governors, friends and children of the school; - providing and assisting in the provision of the facilities for education at the school.

What this really means is that we aim to support the school by organising and running fun events for children, families and the community throughout the year.  These events raise funds for the school whether it be through ticket sales, raffles or refreshments that we sell.

Here are some events which we have held:

  • Summer & Christmas Fayres
  • Discos
  • Ice Cream Fridays
  • Raffles
  • Christmas Cards
  • Story Telling
  • Magic Show
  • Easter treasure hunts
  • Taking part in the Arbury Carnival
English Corner
We have a lively and very welcoming group for those who have English as their second language or other language.  There’s time to practise English, get to know others, enjoy refreshments and learn about cultural aspects of life in the UK.  We look forward to resuming this as soon as restrictions allow us to.

Have you got any ideas for events or fundraisers? Please email us at



Thank you to everyone who entered the PTFA Easter Bonnet photo competition!  Well done to Noah, Alex and Jasper who were awarded an Easter Egg prize for their wonderful designs.

We use the money that we raise to support extra-curricular activities for pupils and also fund bigger projects. These ‘fun’ things are not already provided by the school's main income and are beneficial to all of our pupils over the longer term.

We are so excited about what the PTFA has achieved already. With all of your help and attendance at our events, we have been able to contribute a lot towards the school and events. We are so pleased to see the money that has been raised being put to good use!

Here are some things we have spent money on;

  • ‘big’ playground equipment (trim trail 'rolling log')
  • colourful and exciting playground markings
  • subsidising school trips
  • a personal calendar for each pupil
  • a sound box for children to enjoy listening to at playtime
  • contributed towards Christmas Decoration Day
  • leaving gifts for the Year 6s
  • books for the library


There are many different ways you can help with the PTFA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.  Being a member of the committee means attending a meeting once a half-term or so, and helping organise events.  If that is too a big job then you could always volunteer at an event, like running a stall at a fayre.  

The events for children only happen because of parents and carers volunteering an hour here and there and you can always support PTFA events by simply turning up.

Please email to see what help we need most.



Helping out with any PTFA event will give you lots of pleasure and enhance your family’s relationship with the school.  Mums, Dads, carers, staff and friends all combine as individuals to form a friendly school community and as Year 6 parents leave the school, so new Reception parents join.  Everyone is made welcome at any stage through their involvement with the school and it is never too late to get involved. 

Whatever you can put in – it will be appreciated.