During the pandemic, our laser cutters were working very hard to create masks and clips for the NHS. Unfortunately, that extended use has taken its toll on our old machines, and they need to be replaced.
The laser cutter is used by all Year Groups and is a great learning experience for the students. It helps to create good quality work and to allow their imaginations to run free. Our old laser cutters produced some amazing pieces, but unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. The laser cutter is also used by the wider school community, creating signage to be used around the school.
The PTFA are launching their first direct appeal of 2021, which is very exciting! If you would like to donate, you can do so via the ParentPay button below, or why not just send a text with the details below:
To donate £1, text EBSPTFA to 70201
To donate £3, text EBSPTFA to 70331
To donate £5, text EBSPTFA to 70970
To donate £10, text EBSPTFA to 70191
Come along to a meeting, contact a committee member, leave your name with the school, send an email, but … GET INVOLVED! Watch out for our events advertised in the school newsletter or on this website, then join in and have fun!
You can also access http://www.pta.org.uk/ where you can sign up for info from East Barnet School PTFA and be part of it even if you can’t attend meetings. You need firstly to click on ‘Find my PTA’ then ‘Join in Now’ and you can join just as a parent / family member, or as a committee member. There is a wealth of information on the site as well as material the committee can put up relating specifically to East Barnet PTFA. There are also many offers and discounts open to all parents, which you may want to take advantage of.
Ways to Donate
If you would like to know how to donate, you can click on the logos below, which will give you instructions for each different channel. Some of the donation formats actually cost you nothing, they are done on referrals or by shopping at slightly different URLs.
As a registered charity, we can also claim Gift Aid on any donation you make, giving us an extra 28p for every pound! Donations by standing order are an easy way for you to regularly contribute to our fund-raising. Gift Aid Forms are available here. Whether you are making a one-off payment, or are giving regularly by standing order, DON’T FORGET to complete and return your form so we can reclaim the tax you have already paid to the government. If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can claim further tax relief in your Self-Assessment tax return. If you are unsure whether your donation would qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, contact the PTFA or see leaflet IR65 from the tax office.
Did you know you can also donate all or part of your tax repayment using you self assessment return? Tick the box at 19A.1 to give it all, or specify a maximum amount in box 19A.2. Enter code WAL91NG in box 19A.3 and be sure to also tick box 19A.4 to apply Gift Aid and give an extra 28% at no extra cost to you.
Can you join us for our next PTFA Meetings?
The PTA really needs the support of the entire EBS community if they are to continue to raise vital funds for our school through events and other fundraising means. For more information, please e-mail Stuart Gates at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to the PTFA Liaison, in the School Front Office. Thank you.
The PTA regularly organise special fundraising events to raise money for new school equipment and initiatives. Check out our school calendar to find out about upcoming PTFA events. Check out EBS News for reports from previous PTFA events!
The PTFA have raised funds over recent years in excess of £50,000 to support as many students as possible during their time at the school.
These include a new minibus, 15 cycles, upgrading the Sixth Form Café, online Encyclopedia Britannica access, a variety of equipment across the school from sports to 3D printers to radio microphones for musical productions and events.
The PTFA events held such as the Summer BBQ & Music Night are not just to raise funds but to form links within the East Barnet community.
Our lottery is run by the EBS PTFA. As PTFA members are volunteers all profits go directly to the school, so taking part really will benefit the students. Each year you have:
All for £15 a year!!
For a chance to win just purchase a number via your ParentPay account*. You will be allocated a random number between 1 and 250 and details will be sent to you by email.
Sign up to hear more about our Open Evening events, big competition and safety procedures. If that wasn't enough, by signing up, you will also be on a priority list for morning tours with our Headteacher!