Ansdell Primary PTFA

Ansdell Primary PTFA 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.

We couldn’t do any of what we do without volunteers or support from parents, so 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.

We have also received Charity status which will provide further opportunities to obtain funding.

Facebook:  To keep up to date with all PTFA activity please find us on Facebook! 
To get in touch email:

Latest Events: 

The Bubble Run in July raised £902! Thank you for sponsoring the children!

Next Meeting: 

The next meeting will be the AGM on Wednesday 26th September @ 7pm @ the school. ALL WELCOME

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


This Year's events: 

2018/19 events coming soon. 2017/18 events included:


School Disco - a good way to exhaust the children on a Friday night!

Christmas Fair - mulled wine, mince pies and crafts plus an impromptu sing-along this year!

Valentine’s Raffle - with some inventive non-uniform day red outfits! 

Story Night - a successful new format this year which included a visit by a local author.

Easter Cake Stall - Thank you for the many generous extra pennies from families at the end of school sell-off! 

Movie Night - Paddington 2 was a great film choice and choc ices on the night were a hit! 

Summer Fair - A Great British theme with new stalls and ideas. The coconut shy was very popular! 

We appreciate all who made the effort to come along in the sweltering heat and the amazing team of volunteers including our regular supporters and the new parent helpers from Reception.

Summer Soirée - Time for the parents and school staff to party at the end of year bash! 



2017-18 Events


2016-17 Events





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! 



Spring 2017

Story Night. Thank you to everyone who cam along and the to readers and volunteers.!



July 2016

The Speedstacks Set has just arrived!! Looking forward to learning a new skill!




June 2016 Thank you to the PTFA for our lovely new musical instruments