PTA and Fundraising


This year we have decided to have a school charity of the year, to enable the children to develop a greater awareness of why we are raising money and the importance of giving back to our local community. So for this academic year we have chosen Mind BLMK.

Mind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, they offer a number of activities from their wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and their aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

We look forward to sharing in a number of events across the year to raise money and awareness for this charity. We hope to welcome someone from Mind BLMK to come and talk to our children soon.

The Orchard and Shepherdswell PTA

The join PTA has been set up in September 2023 with the aim to raise money for developing learning opportunities for the children at both Orchard Academy and Shepherdswell Academy.

Outdoor learning experiences are extremely important and allows children to learn in an active way, developing the learning skills of enquiry, feedback, reflection, and cooperative learning.

We would like to engage with local businesses to support us.

Events this year include Autumn Movie Night, The Winter Fayre, Break the Rules Day, Frozen Fridays and a Summer event.

Our committee is made up of a group of our wonderful parents and staff.

2023-2024 Committee

Chair Jodie Gorasia, Parent
Secretary – Ria House, Parent
Treasurer – Elaine Barnbrook-Smith, Parent
Co-chair – Ellen Williams, Head of School at Shepherdswell Academy
Co-secretary – Sian Marett, Senior Administrator at Shepherdswell Academy
Co-treasurer – Hannah Auger, Head of School at Orchard Academy

If you wish to donate your time, or could please spare a monetary donation, raffle prize or discount to support our school events, then please contact the school office.

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