Ansdell Primary PTFA

Ansdell Primary PTFA (Charity Number 1173264) is a voluntary organisation that aims to raise money for the school while also bringing children, parents and teachers together socially. This page is used to update parents on the future plans of the PTFA, to show where the funds we have raised have been spent or allocated, and to provide a diary of forthcoming events.

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped us in the past. We hope to continue our fundraising success this year and to also make new friends along the way.

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Latest Events: 

Disco Night raised £951.29! The money will be going towards a World War I Workshop and children's cookery equipment.

Next Event:

Thursday 6th December: Pre-Christmas Shopping Night at Stringers - download ticket order form here:

2018/19 Events: 

Stringers Xmas Shopping Night: - Thursday 6th December 2018 7-9pm at Stringers Lytham

Christmas Fair: - Friday 7th December 2018  4-6pm in the School Hall

Valentines Raffle: - 14th February 2019 (Non-uniform day)

Story Night: 7th March 2019  (Infant event - Junior event will be planned later in the year)

Easter Cake Sale: 5th April 2019

Family Bingo: 26th April 2019

Summer Fair: 28th June 2019

Quiz Night: (for Adults) 18th July 2019

TBC: Sporting Event: at some point in Spring/Summer term. Details to be confirmed.

(NB: 2019 dates may be subject to slight variation)

In 2017/2018 we raised £6691.25

The PTFA have used funds this year for:
  • £5000 towards "The Dell" outdoor playground 
  • A contribution towards the cost of coaches for school trips. 
  • Bee-bots and Science equipment
  • Book bags for the new intake of Reception children.
  • Gardening supplies
  • Power of One - anti-bullying workshop
  • Lego Workshop to promo STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
  • Contribution to Year 6 leavers party 

In 2016/2017 we raised £8140

The PTFA have used funds this year for:
  • New books for the Accelerated Reader programme
  • A Spring Clean of the Explorers area, painting and buying new equipment for the area.
  • A new sound system to for the school hall for enhanced plays, nativities and choir performances!
  • Play equipment for the infant playground walls 
  • A contribution towards the cost of coaches for school trips. 
  • A whole school skipping workshop
  • An inspirational visit from Ben Smith (401 marathon man)
  • Book bags for the new intake of Reception children.
We have earmarked further funds to spend on new equipment for the Junior playground.

In 2015/2016 we raised £9450

  • Raised funds went towards:
    • Anti-Bullying week workshop
    • Storywriting/Poetry workshop
    • Architecture workshop
    • New Laptops
    • New percussion instruments
    • Stacking cups game
    • Non-fiction books
    • Contribution towards the cost of coaches for school trips
    In 2014/15 we raised £8180
    The raised funds went towards:
    • Mini-beasts workshop
    • Motivational workshop
    • New iPads









Spring 2017

The PTFA funded an inspiring school visit from Ben Smith. 

Ben (34) raised over £320,000 for anti-bullying charities Kidscape and Stonewall by completing 401 marathons in 401 days last year. Since completing his challenge Ben has toured primary and secondary schools throughout the UK to raise awareness of bullying. 

When asked by one of the children if he remembered Lytham Hall parkrun, he said:“Lytham Hall parkrun was a deal breaker for me. It was the first run I attempted after my 10 day halt with injury. If I hadn’t have got through that I wouldn’t have been able to complete the challenge.” He also recalled the particular windy conditions of the Blackpool leg of his journey!

Mrs Colligan was thrilled by the visit. She commented: “Ben’s manner with the children was fantastic and the lively question and answer session showed how engaged they all were.”

Inspired by the message of “anything is possible when you put your mind to it,” the children promptly went out to attempt their own marathons at breaktime!