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Loddon Primary School

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Recent News

Last updated: 16th January 2020


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See below for a selection of recent updates.


16 December 2019 – PTA Hamper Raffle and concert event

 And… that’s a wrap for 2019! Thank you to everyone who helped make the PTA Hamper raffle a success and helped us raise over £1,000 profit for the PTA.

 Mrs Wright and the School choir shared a brilliantly festive performance to open up proceedings. We hope you all had a chance to look at the fabulous hamper designs that were on display. Well done in particular to Y1 Jellyfish (1st), Y6 Eagles (2nd) and Y3 Greylings (3rd) classes for being selected as our top 3 hampers and winning class prizes.

 A full list of hamper raffle winners was published on Parentmail and Facebook.


16 December 2019 – Reindeer visit Loddon Primary


Each December the PTA fund a whole school activity. In December 2018 it was a Christmas market and this year, as a special treat, the reindeer from Riverways Farm have visited the School. Each class had an opportunity to see the reindeer up close, feed them and learn more about them.

 05 December 2019 – Pyjama Party

54 foundation stage children enjoyed a wintry pyjama party. The party included biscuit decorating, party games and story time. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their help on the day or with lights, biscuits and supplies!

 02 December 2019 - Bake for Books raises £155 for F2 Reception

Thank you to everyone who supported the second “Bake for Books” sale today, organised by F2 reception parents.  A fantastic £154.60 was raised towards books. The children and teachers will choose what books are purchased at the February inset day.

 The next sale depends on you!

 If you’d like our support to help you run a “Bake for Books” sale for your child’s year group (in January, or later in the year), just get in touch. We plan to only schedule one sale per calendar month and sales will be agreed on a first come, first served basis.

 Drop an email to to enquire.


23 November 2019 – Co-op invited Loddon PTA to their Big Payout event

We were invited by Co-Op to celebrate their community causes fundraising at their “Big Payout” event. Representatives from many local stores were there along with other charities who benefited from Co-Op’s support last year. We were very pleased to receive our cheque for £5,738 for funds raised October 2018 to October 2019. This was presented to members of the current and previous PTA committee. A big thank you to all the Co-op members who supported our fundraising.

 We are very pleased to have been selected by Co-Op again for 2019/20 fundraising. More details on how you can become a Co-op member and support us can be found on our cashback fundraising page [link] [please can we add a hyperlink to]

 22 November 2019 – Autumn Disco raises almost £1,500

We hope the children enjoyed their first PTA disco of the year. Thanks to everyone who helped volunteer on the night and all the children who came along to help make this one of our biggest disco attendances to date. The final count is now in and we made a record £1,4779.87 profit.


25 October 2019 – Bake for Books raises £171.86 for Year 1


Thank you to everyone who supported the first “Bake for Books” sale today, organised by year 1. A fantastic £171.86 was raised towards books. The children and teachers will choose what books are purchased - Watch this space to see what they choose.


The next sale is at the end of November to be organised by F2 Reception. If you’re interested in running a sale for your children’s year group in 2020 get in touch with the PTA.

25 October 2019 – Co-Op Community Causes extended for another 12 months
Almost £2,700 has been raised for Loddon PTA in the 2018/19 scheme which ends tomorrow. Thank you to all the Co-Op members who have selected to support the LoddonPTA cause. We appreciate your support. [Update: Final total from Co-Op is now £5.7k after allocation of other local supporters]


We are pleased to announce that LoddonPTA has been selected again for funding through the Co-Op Community Causes for 2019/20 so you can continue to support us for the next 12 months.


1% of what Co-Op members spend on Co-Op branded goods goes towards community causes. Members just need to login to their accounts and choose which cause to support. More details on our cashback page


18 October 2019 – Bingo Night

Eyes down! Thanks to everyone who came to our first family bingo night. It was a great atmosphere and the PTA hope to run another event in the new year. A fantastic £265 was raised for the PTA!


Thanks to Katie Richardson for organising this event on behalf of the PTA and also to Rajmoni restaurant for donating our top prize.


If you’d like to run a fundraiser for the PTA we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.


8 October 2019 – Terracycle Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme
We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted onto the TerraCycle Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme.

You can recycle your clean, empty crisp packets by bringing them into School (in the Parent Hut in designated times). The Scheme is being run on behalf of the PTA by Rachel Cripps. For more details see our cashback fundraising page


23 September 2019 - AGM

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 AGM. We are pleased to announce that we raised over £17,000 in 2018/19 and look forward to building on this in 2019/20. Thank you to the 2018/19 committee who stood down at this meeting for their efforts last year.

The new 2019/20 committee are;

Saaima ASHRAF (Chair), Sarah ANSTEY (Treasurer), Kam BHOGAL, Chris POSTON, Joy JARVIS, Sarah PHILLIPS, Katie RICHARDSON, Rai RICHARDSON (Secretary), Amanda RUTHERFORD, Rachel SHAW, Mora YANG


3 July 2019 - Summer Fair - Total Raised

Drum roll please…… The PTA are proud to announce that the Summer Fair and Raffle have raised a truly fantastic sum – over £4,100. This is a phenomenal sum and will go back to the school to directly benefit the children. [Update: Final total raised was £4,303]

Huge thanks again to everyone who volunteered, donated, sponsored, attended and supported the 22 June event in any way – this could not have been achieved without your support!


17 June 2019 – Summer Disco update

We hope your children enjoyed a sunny Summer Disco, particularly those in F2 and Y3 enjoying their first time at a new disco event. Thank you to those who attended and volunteered – you have helped raise a record £1,403 at the Summer disco bringing the disco total for the year to an amazing £3,891. Thank You!


10 June 2019 - Miss Millard Sponsored Swim at the Great North Swim

Huge congratulations to Miss Millard for completing the Great North Swim at the weekend in a superb 42:34 minutes! Full details on her JustGiving page (

Thank you to Miss Millard for raising a fantastic £490 in online and offline donations for the PTA!


16 May 2019 – PTA Update on funds spent in school

Thank you to everyone who supports the PTA by donating time, resources, help and taking part in our events.


You’ll no doubt have seen that the long-awaited Pirate Ship and playground project has been completed. The newly installed large pirate is the final of three (previous ones installed last year in foundation and Y1 outdoor play areas). This project has been over two years in the making, funded by the PTA and supported by countless numbers of you to raise that money. We’re very pleased to see the children enjoying the new equipment.


Earlier this month the children in F2 got to experience a week with “Living Eggs” and met 8 beautiful little chicks. This activity fits into their Growth and Change topics and is fully funded by the PTA.


At our committee meeting on 1st May the PTA agreed to fully fund the upcoming School Council Dining Room project and also golden time resources for each class in KS1 and KS2.


If you’re interested in fundraising for the PTA or joining the committee to organise events, we’d love to hear from you. Please do get in touch. Email