Parents & Friends Association

The St. James & St. John Parents & Friends Association (PFA) is a group of parents and friends who support the school and work together to make the children’s learning experiences more fulfilling and exciting.


The St. James & St. John staff members all work hard together to help create a friendly, supportive and challenging learning environment. Supporting the PFA is a natural way to enhance that environment. 

What Are the Aims of the PFA?

  • To build links between the parents and the school; enabling parents and staff to build community spirit as well as further develop co-operation and understanding
  • To support the school in furthering its goal of continual improvement
  • To provide an opportunity for parents to work with the school through the organisation of fundraising activities, which contribute to the best possible education for the children
  • To promote the interests of the students and the school

Focus on Fundraising Work

There will be a strong focus on fundraising work. The money we raise will be used for extra items that aren’t covered by the school’s income and are usually fun things to make learning exciting. This could be additional play equipment, competition prizes, school trips, sporting equipment or library materials. The PFA works closely with the school staff to determine where our fundraising could best support the school.


To do this, we hold regular fundraising events throughout the year, the largest one being the Summer Fair which is always very popular. Other smaller fun events are also organised.


Regular meetings are held at the school during which we:

  • Discuss new and interesting ways of raising money
  • Discuss and plan details of up and coming events
  • Liaise with the school on how funds should be spent.


​These meetings are open to everyone so please join us.

Our Current PFA

The PFA was formed in May 2014 and we have since been working on setting up the Association with all its requirements for roles, responsibilities, regulations and paperwork.


Our Officers and Committee Members are parents with children in all classes across the school. We have also appointed class representatives for each year. The role of the class representative will be to act as the PFA contact person for parents from his/her year group.

Officer Role Committee Member
PFA Chair Gemma Allen
  Samya Al-Ali
PFA Secretary Giorgia Ferrari
PFA Treasurer Saji Mitra
Support Committee Fabiana De Billis Edwards
  Carine Both
  Alessandra Cavarra
Nursery Class Representative Samya Al-Ali
Reception Class Representative Louisa Thomas
Year 1 Class Representative Hiba Harb
Year 2 Class Representative Rebecca Wood
Year 3 Class Representative Gemma Allen
Year 4 Class Representative Rebecca Tinsley
Year 5 Class Representative Saji Mitra
Year 6 Class Representative Kerry Skarratt

PFA Notices and Information

PFA AGM Minutes 2016
Minutes PFA AGM Sept 2016.pdf
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PFA AGM September 2017
SJSJ PFA Annual General Meeting, Septemb[...]
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An update from Mr Hewitt at the PFA AGM
Whole school information meeting 27.9.17[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [362.8 KB]

Please Get Involved

We rely on parents and friends to get involved in many ways and everyone can get involved as much or as little as they like; any help is gratefully received. It could be a role on the committee, running a stall at a fair or just turning up and supporting an event. We are a friendly bunch and welcoming to newcomers and we’d love you to get involved.


The success of the PFA will not be possible without the help that we get from parents, carers and the school staff. We would like to encourage anyone who has any ideas or would like to be involved to contact us.

If you would like to get involved with the St. James & St. John PFA, can offer any help or have any opinions or feedback, please get in touch with us:


St. James & St. John PFA                                   

St. James & St. John CofE Primary School  

4 Craven Terrace


W2 3QD


School Office:  +44 0207 504 0535



For more detailed information about our PFA please refer to the PFA Constitution:

SJSJ PFA Constitution
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For donations please use the PFA Contribution Form:

SJSJ PFA Contribution Form
SJSJ PFA Receipt of Contribution.pdf
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