Friends of Thornton School

Friends of Thornton brings together parents, carers, grandparents, teachers and children to raise funds and strengthen the school community. We are an organisation with a mission to make the school a better place for children to learn. Money raised is usually spent on things that the school budget does not cover. 

Can I join the Friends of Thornton? 

We are always welcoming new members of the group. There are many reasons why you should join us. From making new friends and getting to know the school environment, through to helping raise much needed funds and making a difference to the children and school community. All of these things help you grow in confidence as a parent and it feels good to know you are making a difference for your children and for generations to come. 

You do not have to be fully involved in the group to be a help and make a difference to the school. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, from engaging with social media activity, attending Meetings through to volunteering at events or coordinating events. Even donating preloved items, raffle prizes or suggesting brilliant ideas are ways of getting involved. There seems to be a myth that if you get involved with your schools pta you will never be able to escape! We make it clear that parents can come to our meetings to just listen and learn, or they can take a more active role if they want to, there are no set expectations. 

I can’t attend meetings can I still help?  

Absolutely. We have held meetings via zoom for those unable to attend the meetings but would like to take part. You will also receive notes from the meetings to keep you informed alongside our Facebook group ‘Friends of Thornton in Craven CP School’ 

We are very much about giving back as well as fundraising. The children are always our main focus. 

If you would like to learn more about attending our meetings or helping out at one or more of our events, then please ask at the school office or find one of our members on the playground.  


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