Parents' AssociatioN

Parents Association Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday 8th October at 8pm. This year, due to the current restrictions, the meeting will take place on Zoom. If you would like to join the meeting please email the Chairperson, Rachel Gosbee, on before 2pm on Thursday 8th and she will forward a link to join the meeting.

St Mary’s Catholic School has a thriving Parents Association (PA), which contributes significantly to the school. Whether it’s providing tools to aid children’s learning in the classroom or purchasing equipment for the playground, we are an important resource to the School.

The PA, led by Rachel Gosbee as Chairperson, is made up of a Committee of Parents in the below key roles. We are supported by other Parents and Friends of the PA, who attend our meetings and help run a busy events calendar for the year.


Chair – Rachel Gosbee

Treasurer - Samantha Tovey (vacant from July 2020)

Secretary - Kate Duffy

Voices of The PA – Sarah Forde, Sarah Mole and Louise Conn


All parents of the school are automatically members of the PA and welcome to join all our meetings throughout the year. They are as follows, usually 7.30pm in the evening at the school:


Please come along and share your ideas on School Events, funding for different projects and meet your fellow St Mary's Parents. It is an informal, open environment, with tea and biscuits. One of the Head Teachers are also usually present.


This Year, our fundraising efforts will be for the resurfacing of the Junior Playground, which we are calling The Legacy Fund. The project itself will cost around £20k, The PA will be donating money from every PA Event this year towards the Fund.  We have donated £10k already, keep an eye on the Thermometer in the Office Reception, showing where we are towards the £20k target!




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