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Rathmore Parent Teacher Association

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Charity no. 106446 Date registered. 26/05/2017

Public benefits

Purpose 1: Improved relationships between home and school. The benefit of this is that the activities of the PTA contribute to partnership between the school, parents and guardians, and the local community in furtherance of the education of the pupils. Purpose 2: Increased resources to advance the education of pupils at the school. The benefit of

this is that by securing funding the PTA contributes to the acquisition of additional resources which support the school and advance the education of children. The benefits can be evidenced by participation in PTA events by children, parents or guardians, teachers and other members of the local community. Through these activities an annual fundraising target will be achieved and donations made by the PTA towards resources to support children's education. There will be no harm caused by achieving either of these purposes. Our beneficiaries are children who are pupils of Rathmore primary school. Parents of children attending Rathmore Primary School are actively involved in the activities of the PTA and so gain benefit in the same way as all other event participants. Any benefit is incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to the wider beneficiaries.

What your organisation does

Rathmore Primary Parent Teachers Association (the PTA) is made up of a group of volunteers who are elected annually from amongst the parents and guardians of children attending the school and teachers. These volunteers give their time and ability to develop, plan and run a series of events throughout the school year. In consultation with the

school Principal and other teachers, the PTA agrees each year to target fundraising towards specific resources which will not otherwise be afforded with the use of statutory budget. In previous years this has included musical equipment, nursery play equipment and IT equipment. Fundraising events are available to pupils, their family and friends and to the wider community. Events include summer and Christmas fairs, book sales, film nights, competitions and recycling collections, amongst others. PTA members also attend new parent information events to support staff in engaging with potential new parents.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Education/training

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 August 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The objects of the Association are to advance the education of the pupils of Rathmore Primary School 'the school' by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school (not normally provided by the Education Authority) and as an ancillary thereto and in furtherance of this object the Association may: a) foster more extended relationships between the staff, parents and other associated with the school; and b) engage in activities which support the school and advance the education of the pupils attending it.

Governing document


Other name

  • 5 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 30 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Andrew Mccracken, Rathmore Primary School, Rathmore Road, Bangor, BT19 1DJ

Trustee board

Mrs Julie Maria Hardy
Andrew Mccracken
Bronwen Stewart
Keri Dunlop

List of regions

  • Ards And North Down Borough Council