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.
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:
These meetings are open to everyone so please join us.
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|
|PFA Secretary||Giorgia Ferrari|
|PFA Treasurer||Saji Mitra|
|Support Committee||Fabiana De Billis Edwards|
|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|
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
School Office: +44 0207 504 0535
For more detailed information about our PFA please refer to the PFA Constitution:
For donations please use the PFA Contribution Form: