St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

St Johns Caterham

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Parents and Teachers Association

The PTA is a very important part of school life here at St John's. The thing that sets this school apart from many others is its sense of community where everyone works together for the ultimate good of our children.

Originally PTA's were introduced to buy the 'exciting extras' that make the school special. But, like all other PTA's, our role is now less defined so that we are now also contributing towards items that directly benefit our children's education.

However, our role is just fundraising. Our role includes encouraging all of us parents and our children to socialise with each other and to enhance the community spirit within this school whilst trying to get people to part with their money for the privilege of doing so!



Every parent, carer and guardian of pupils currently at St John's Primary School is a member of the PTA.



 A committee is a team of volunteers who are elected at the association's Annual General Meeting 'AGM' to manage the association on behalf of the members. There are two types of committee member, Officer and Ordinary or (Other) member.

Current PTA Officers are:

Amy Ireson - Chair

Kirsty Wild - Vice Chair and Social Media Lead

Tina Heath - Treasurer

Sarah Shoebridge - Secretary


Current PTA Committee Members are:

Kirsty McCarthy - Social Media Deputy

Holly Basden - Secretary Deputy and Website Lead

Sarah Pink

Katie Harvey

Roxy Birch

Heidi Tanner

Rebecca Truelove

Mark Slaughter

Chris Nicolaou

Emily Chambers

Tabitha Jackson

Nadia Denton

Amanda Gibbs

Misti Roberts

Himani Malhelsa

Anne-Marie Rodriguez Killeen

All committee members have equal voting rights, with the exception of the Chair who has an additional casting vote should this be needed.


Annual General Meeting

The PTA held their AGM on Tuesday 17th September 2019. The meeting was well attended with new Reception and Year 3 parents being welcomed.

During the meeting Committee Members were re-elected and a summary provided of the PTA's income & expenditure in the 2018/2019 financial year was provided. A plan for 2019/2020  events was also provided.

Please click here for a copy of the minutes.


Upcoming Events

08th December 2019 - Ice Rink & Christmas Market

19th December 2019 - Christmas Disco

Tickets can can be purchased directly from the PTA via this link



Contact Us

St John's PTA, Markfield Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 6RN

Registered with the Charity Commission as 1005758


How Can You Help?

5 easy ways to raise money for your child's school which don't cost you a penny!

  • Do your internet shopping via cashback website
  • Recycle your old ink cartridges and mobile phones by placing them in the box just by the school office.
  • Give good condition outgrown school uniform to the school for the 2nd hand uniform sales.
  • Save old clothes, shoes, bedding, curtains etc. for twice yearly Bag2School collections (the next collection is scheduled for Christmas 2019 - led by Sarah Pink).
  • Give up the odd hour of your time to help with some of the fundraising events - it's good fun and your kids love seeing you take part. You can do this via the PTA Events page when purchasing your tickets.

The sense of belonging to something good comes from us, the parents and carers, and the example we set our children. If we want to produce children who, as adults, will lead a full and varied life, who will care and contribute to their environment, and the people around them, then we, as adults, need to set them an example now. Children who see that their parents contribute by helping at the Christmas and Summer Fairs, or helping with refreshments at various events, are more likely to contribute to their communities when they themselves grow up. They like you helping. It gives them pleasure and makes them proud of their school, as we have witnessed in the working party days when the kids do so much in the grounds themselves. Nobody is asking for you to commit to more time than you can afford but even a small effort occasionally leads to fantastic results.