An independent boarding and day school for boys and girls from 3 to 18

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We would like to welcome you to the Parent Teacher Association which provides an opportunity for parents and staff to meet each other to discuss matters of mutual interest concerning the aims and work of the School and the welfare of the pupils, and to support the school in positive ways.

We hope you will get involved with school life through the PTA by help­ing and parti­cip­at­ing in our events and activ­it­ies. The addi­tional funds we raise help to make learn­ing more enjoy­able and social time more fun.

PTA Meetings

Autumn Term 2016:

Dates TBA

Minutes from recent PTA Meetings

Minutes of PTA AGM – 15 Sept 2016
Minutes of PTA AGM – 20 June 2016 
Minutes PTA and Heads Committee – 22 April 2016
Minutes PTA Only Committee – 15 April 2016
See below for minutes of earlier meetings

Latest PTA Newsletter


Download the latest PTA Newsletter

Forthcoming Events

PTA Coffee Mornings

Your PTA Committee hosts informal coffee mornings in the Senior School Dining Hall.  This is a great oppor­tun­ity to meet other parents, discuss issues and share advice and ideas. We look forward to seeing you there! All welcome. Future dates:

27th January 2017
24th February 2017
17th March 2017
19th May 2017
16th June 2017

PTA Junior School Lunches

This is a fantastic opportunity to sample the delicious food our children enjoy every day.  The cost is £10 per head with all profits going to the PTA. Places are issued on a first come; first served basis.

Dates TBA

If you are interested, please email to book a place.  Numbers are limited, but we will keep a list for next term for anyone unsuccessful this term.

Sweet Stall for Whole School

The PTA  runs a Sweet and Fruit Stall in the entrance to the boys’ changing rooms (or just outside in nice weather) usually on the last Friday of each month, apart from immediately before a school holiday when it will be held the Friday of the week before. This runs from 3.30pm – 4.45pm and is for Senior and Junior School pupils to purchase sweets and chocolates for that Friday afternoon treat!

27th January 2017
24th February 2017
17th March 2017
19th May 2017
16th June 2017

Other Fundraising

Stamptastic offers a great name tagging system for labelling clothes, equipment, infact virtually everything! You may also find your children enjoy doing the labelling. Visit to find out more and to place an order.  Simply by putting in the code ‘WALDEN’ in the PTA school/club cashback code, the School shall get 25% back on all products purchased. Thank you


Easy Fundraising.  Help to raise £1,000 for the School in 2016 through using . Simply register with and select your charity to be ‘Friends’ School’. It is a great way to shop on line giving you access to the main retailers, such as John Lewis and Amazon, without paying anything extra for your purchases. Just register on the website and then login through the website before you start shopping!

Other recent ventures

May Fair – 7th May 2016
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The May Fair on Saturday 7th May proved a fabulous family day out for Saffron Walden and the whole school community in what was some very warm weekend weather. Held on the school’s playing fields, there was something for everyone including pony rides, a miniature train, a climbing wall and zorbing, all proving very popular options, while all the traditional stalls were kept busy throughout the afternoon.
It was fantastic to see the crowds arrive to enjoy such a great and well organised event at the school in such beautiful sunshine. Sincere thanks to our marvellous PTA who worked so hard to make the May Fair such a success! Thanks also to Tucker Gardner for their support and sponsorship of the event.

PTA Quiz – 11th March 2016

The Quiz Night – over £1,000 raised on the night!
It was a fabulous evening of trivia and chilli enjoyed by everyone. The winning team was Tequilla Mockingbird led by Mo Graham. Tucker Gardner’s team, ‘We like to move it, move it’, won the wooden spoon.  A huge thank you to the organisers; Verity Coutts, Katie MacKenzie, Kay Adye, Mel Lopez-Welch,
Mo Graham, Kelly Compton and to Adrian Clark for being a great quiz master.

Prep School Christmas Fayre – 11 December 2015
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Thank you for donating, creating, wrapping, helping and attending the Christmas Fayre, and making this a fabulous occasion. (We can’t do it without your help so well done.) The children’s faces were such a delight to see as they came into the Hall. What an afternoon – shopping, festive fun, tasty treats and a visit to Santa’s Grotto!

Macmillan Coffee Morning – Friday 25th September 2015


Walden School joined in the world’s biggest coffee morn­ing on Friday 25th Septem­ber 2015 and raised £405.90 for Macmil­lan Cancer Support through having a cake sale and running various competitions. Sincere thanks go to the staff, parents and grand­par­ents for their gener­os­ity in provid­ing baked good­ies and coming along to support  the event.


PTA Documents

Minutes of PTA AGM – 20 June 2016 
Minutes of PTA and Heads – 12 Jan 2016
Minutes of PTA Committee – 8 Jan 2016
Minutes of PTA and Heads – 18 Sept 2015
Minutes of PTA Committee – 11 Sept 2015

Minutes from the AGM – 15 June 2015

Constitution updated at the AGM on 13th June 2014.

About the PTA

If you want to contact the PTA or to become more involved, then do email us at

We have an Annual General Meet­ing (usually in the Summer Term) and a wide range of social, fundrais­ing and educa­tional events through­out the year. These are advert­ised in numer­ous ways includ­ing the weekly Parents Notes, the fort­nightly Crocus, ParentMail and on the website. We look forward to welcom­ing you to these events.

The coffee morn­ings and after­noon teas are also another oppor­tun­ity to meet the PTA

Any other meetings can be called at the discretion of the Chair or Vice-chair

Membership and Subscriptions
All parents and all members of staff are members, and parents are invited to pay a subscription of £8.00 a year per family which is added to the school bill. Parents may opt out of this and of membership if they wish. The subscription is used to meet the expenses of the Association and to give gifts to the School.

There are 4 leading members of the Committee whose details are shown below, but all parents in the Senior and Junior School are invited to the meetings which are publicised through our weekly Parents’ Notes and fortnightly Crocus, and on the website.


Please contact the PTA (email if you want to become more involved – we are always looking for more parents to be involved.

Members of the Committee from Jan 2017

Becca Cox
Vice Chair
Emma Gilkes

Vice Chair Senior

Hannah Chivers
Mel Evetts

Second Hand Uniform
Margherita Sahinol

Refer to the PTA Constitution to see what is involved in the above responsibilities.

Class Reps:

Nurs­ery      – Charlotte Phillips
Recep­tion   – Mel Evetts
Year 1        – Kelly Foster
Year 2        – Charlotte Phillips
Year 3        – Sarah Banwell
Year 4        – Pippa Al-Rawi
Year 5        – Wendy Walters and Karina Klotz
Year 6        – Erica Redfern

Job Description for Class Reps:
The role of a Class Rep is essentially to communicate with the parents of children in their year on behalf of the PTA, keeping them up to date with PTA news and projects for fund raising etc, usually by email:

  • Make personal contact with the new parents in their class.
  • Organise social events for the parents within their class.
  • To be a point of contact within the school.
  • If possible attend 3 PTA Open meetings per year in order to be able to inform rest of parents of PTA activities and volunteering opportunities.

The Class Representative shall normally be in office for one academic year.

Tuck­er­Gard­ner - Proud spon­sors of Friends’ School PTA events

Proud spon­sors of Walden School PTA events