Parent-Teacher Association

Our Mission

We make a difference

Our goal is to create the kind of school community where staff can do their best work – and so can our children. We provide resources to create the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school fun.

We pledge to honour your time constraints

People are often reluctant to participate because they’re afraid they’ll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. That won’t happen here. A few hours a term really makes a difference. And we won’t push you to commit more than you want to or are able to.

We have fun

Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. We accomplish a lot but we know we’re not balancing the national debt, either. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we enjoy ourselves along the way.

Meet nice people who share your concerns

We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children. We are neighbours who share many of the same experiences and many friendships have developed as a result of those connections.

There’s a lot to be done

These days, schools are asked to do more with less. Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.

This work is very rewarding

It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child’s eye. It’s seeing the smile that shows we’re making school a little more fun – and your child feels a little more comfortable in a learning environment. There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved.

Won’t you join us?

If you need more information, please email PTA@gvsc.org.uk and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest.

Our Recent Activities

Spruce Up for Summer, June 2019 – The PTA hosted a gardening day in June.  We spruced up the tennis courts, long jump area and paving outside the Maths department, sustained by our Fairfield parent bakers.

Gospel Pass Everesting Challenge, June 2019 – Mark Lynas took part in Drovers Cycles, Everesting Challenge and raised £280.00 for Fairfield PTA, supported by many parents and friends.

Nigel Ward Auction Rooms, September 2019 – Our first fundraiser this academic year, took place at Nigel Ward and Company Auction Rooms in Pontrilas where we manned the showroom kitchen. Parents, carers and teachers kindly donated over 40 home baked cakes for us to sell and enabled us to raise a huge, £757.40!

Folk at Fairfield, November 2019 – We supported Folk at Fairfield, a lovely evening of art, poetry and song.  We provided a fantastic selection of Raffle prizes – donated by local business – a bar and pizza! The event raised just shy of £1500! THANK YOU to all our sponsors and helpers.

Christmas Celebration, December 2019 – Raffle prizes and hampers galore, and a very special ‘Guess the weight of the cake?’. Grateful thanks once again to our sponsors and all who were able to buy raffle tickets.

Waitrose Cheese & Wine Tasting, March 2020 – What a fun evening hosted by Waitrose in Hereford. We met new friends and enjoyed plenty of refreshments! Plus, we raised £400 for the PTA.

Thank you, March 2020 #Lockdown