PTA Fundraising and How You Can Help

Our Fundraising Target

We aim to raise £20,000 every year for our school.

This may seem like a huge sum, but when you discover that Long Crendon School receives around £150,000 less Government funding compared to schools like ours elsewhere in Bucks, it makes it a very important sum.

In 2018-19, with the money we raised, we bought essential – and nice to have! – equipment, resources and experiences for our children and staff, including:

  • New Dining Room furniture, Library furniture and carpets
  • Refurbishment of the IT suite, including more computers
  • SEN books and equipment for the Nurture Group
  • Science Dome for all years, STEM workshop day for Y1, Y3 and Y6, and Hands-on Science day for all years
  • Great Fire of London Day for Y2 and Egyptian Day for Y3.
  • Renewal of our Mathletics, Purple Mash and Busy Ant Maths programs
  • Participation in the Rothschild Reading Project and Science Quality Mark program
  • Outdoor maths resources, construction role play materials and musical instruments for Foundation

Find out how much income the School receives, where it’s spent, and why we need the PTA’s help.

Ways to Help

Direct donations

The PTA want to say a big ’THANK YOU’ to everyone who has donated to us through BT MyDonate.  It’s now closed but the good news is we are now using EasyFundraising instead, so we can continue raising money.

Just like BT MyDonate, making a direct donation through EasyFundraising is 100% secure and it’s fee free – they don’t take a commission on your donations or charge us for using their services so more of the money you raise gets to us. If you wish to continue making ‘direct donations’ please visit our page on EasyFundraising and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button.

Earn as you shop with EasyFundraising

What’s more, with EasyFundraising you can also help us for FREE just by doing your everyday online shopping. When you use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,600 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S, we receive a small donation from the retailer to say ‘thank you’. Just click onto easyfundraising.org.uk and start shopping. And, to make things even easier, you can install a Donation Reminder.

Cashback from Amazon

Instead of shopping at amazon.co.uk, head over to smile.amazon.co.uk and select Long Crendon PTA from the list of charities. Then, every time you buy something from Amazon, we get a small donation (0.5% of the transaction) given to us by Amazon – at no cost to you! To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

Cash for old clothes

And please don’t forget to put any old clothing and shoes for recycling in the Clothes Bank situated just outside the school gates as this helps to raise vital funds for the school. Thank you!


Future PTA Events

The PTA are busy working on some fantastic events and activities over the next few months. 
Take a look at the School’s weekly newsletter for details of upcoming events –>
As always, the PTA requires your help and support for the events to be successful. Support can be given in a number of ways – being part of a team to organise a specific event, providing help on the day, or just coming along and supporting the event.  If you have a great idea for a fundraising activity, do share it with us.  The money raised brings in vital funds for essential school resources.

Many thanks.

Past PTA Fundraising Events

Our hugely popular annual Fireworks Night!

Happy’s Circus comes to Long Crendon School field

Our Steeple to Steeple Challenge is growing by the year!

The bi-annual Big Village Party is, quite simply, not to be missed

Masai Warriors come to the school to give us a cultural feast for the ears and eyes!

The Sponsored Triathlon gets all the kids moving!

Quiz Night is always fun!

The Children’s Fashion Show goes down a storm