Plough Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8LD

01206 250331

Great Bentley Primary School

Growing together - making a difference

Friends of Great Bentley (PTA)

The Friends of Great Bentley Primary School are a friendly group of people who work hard to raise money for the school in many ways.

Most of us became 'Friends' because we want to make a positive difference to our child's educational experience and to help make their school be the best it can be!

We hold regular events each term for the children such as:

School Discos

Film Nights


We also organise annual events such as:

Christmas Fayre

Assist with Christmas Lunch


Easter Egg Hunt

Summer Fayre

Organise Leaver's Hoodies/Gifts

Adult Quiz Night


The money raised is spent on things such as:

Playground/Climbing Equipment

Sand Pit

Stage in the Hall

Lego Shed

Lights for Disco


Library Equipment/Books

Miscellaneous Activities/Events/Equipment for School

To subsidise school trips


We take care to contribute evenly through the school and our contribution is significant and appreciated.

We meet roughly once a month to discuss ideas and arrange fund raising events. We are always willing to welcome newcomers, so if you would like to join us please get in touch.

If you feel you would be willing to help but do not feel able to commit to being on the committee, then perhaps you could be on our list of helpers. The only commitment required is to turn up to the event you agree to help with. If you would like to help, please let us know by popping your contact details in our 'Friends of Great Bentley Primary School' contact box which is in the office reception area.


PTA Members

Chairperson - Kayleigh Grinsted

Vice Chairperson - TBA

Secretary - Rebecca Black

Treasurer - Donna Gaylor

Committee Members

Becca Black

Kayleigh Grinsted

Angharad Solomons

Rebecca Greene

Caroline Canham

Donna Gaylor

Jo Burke

Jo Raison

Kirsty Edwards

Kristie Hughes

Lucy Brown

Jo Giles

Leah Gilsenan

Megan Boucher

Sophie Cottham


Minutes of the 57th Annual General meeting 2022.pdf


Registered Charity No. 1059640