Parents and Friends Association

The PFA is a registered charity ran by parent volunteers. Our main objective is to raise funds to purchase specialised equipment and to provide opportunities and experiences for the children who attend Ash Trees Academy. The PFA raises money through fund raising events, via donations and grant applications.

Membership of the group is open to any parent, grandparent or carer of a child who attends Ash Trees Academy, and to any person who supports the aims of the PFA.

Our meetings are held during school hours, at the school, during term time. Details of our meetings an minutes are available below. If you are not able to attend the meetings but could help in other ways please contact us.

Our contact email is

Since April 2016 we have held a race night, Christmas Fayre and a Christmas party. We have purchased a projector, sensory tent and strider bikes for the school. We also provided a large amount of the funding for the immersive room at the Rievaulx site and the fixed sensory unit at Bowes Road.

Please click the link for the PFA Newsletter

We are currently looking to raise funds to help with the proposed improvements to the playground at Bowes Road.

We would love to see some new faces at our meetings, so please feel free to come along.

Elected Members

Sharmaine Brant – Chair
Chris Pitcarn – Vice Chair
Alison Hardy – Treasurer
Clare Iverson – Secretary

Meeting Minutes


21st September 2017


27th February 2017

28th March 2017

8th May 2017

13th June 2017

10th July 2017