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Christmas Market 2023

Please join us on Saturday 9th December 2023 for the PFSA Christmas Market. Make some Christmas crafts, enjoy Festive food & drink, games, market stalls, tombola,  raffle and much more.  Santa will also be making an appearance! 


The PFSA are looking for volunteers to help on the stalls and BBQ, please sign up for a half an hour slot online (using the QR code on the flyer attached). 


Sweet Treats - please find a flyer for Sweet Bags attached, children will be sent home with a sweet bag to fill and send back for sale at the market.

A warm welcome from the PFSA

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The PFSA (Parents, Friends and Staff Association) is run by volunteers and its primary task is to raise funds for the extras that the school needs, where allocated budgets just can’t stretch!

Creating really fun events for everyone in the school community is always at the forefront of our fundraising efforts and we hope that you will enjoy many of the events throughout your time at St Joseph’s.

PFSA Events Include:

Christmas Market – this is held outside in the Junior playground and we organise great food, fun stalls and Santa always makes an appearance. Last year we raised over £8,000 for the coffers!

DISGLO – this family event is held during the Spring Term in the evening and the kids always love the disco feel to the night.

Summer Fair – this is always held in July and is great fun with stalls galore: gifts; face painting; colour hairspray; tombolas; kids games; go karts; bouncy castles; entertainment and yummy food stalls. The event is always a lovely summer’s day of fun!

Smaller Events – Discos, Craft Events, Stay & Play after school, Ground Force days, Phil-the-Bag textile collection, Frosty Fridays and the Golden Bucket.

What do we spend the money on?

The PFSA funds have been used to pay for the beautiful school entrance, reading books, sports kit, Year 6 leaver gifts, Nursery leaver gifts and much more. Previous years have seen £20k spent on the Junior and Infant playgrounds and a further £19k on the refurbishment of the Reception playground. The Reception classes now have a fantastic outdoor learning area, which they absolutely love.


If you have a wonderful idea that would benefit the children and community of St Joseph's and requires funding from the PFSA, you can put in a request using the Google Form link below:

PFSA Request for Funding Form

Please note that any request for funding will need approval from a member of the Headship Team in the first instance. 

Of course, none of this would be possible without the amazing parents, children and staff who volunteer to make the events happen. If you would like to get involved in the PFSA then please put your name forward by contacting one of the Chairs:


PFSA Chairs
Claire Lytle

Alison Stafford 

Philip Warren 








PFSA Meeting Documents