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 and minutes are available from the tab below. If you are not able to attend the meetings but could help in other ways please contact us.

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

Elected Members

Shamaine Brant – Chair Person
Clare Iverson – Vice Chair
Alison Hardy – Treasurer
Rebecca Dargan – Secretary/School Representative


Meeting Dates

Meeting dates for the current academic year:

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

Meeting Minutes

Please click on the documents below to see our previous meeting minutes from the academic year 2019/2020.

16th January 2020

Please click on the documents below to see our previous meeting minutes from the academic year 2018/2019.

8th March 2019
10th May 2019
27th June 2019

Please click on the documents below to see our previous meeting minutes from the academic year 2017/2018.

8th March 2018
28th January 2018
3rd November 2017
AGM 21st September 2017
10th July 2017



Thank you to Tesco for coming into school to see what their donation was put towards. Our pupils love playing in the tepee’s!
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Here is some of the equipment the PFA have purchased during the current academic year 2017-2018:
Ceiling painting in one of the changing rooms on Rievaulx Site. It gives the pupils something different to focus on when they are getting changed.


Pfa web mural

Sensory switch toys purchased for some of our pupils with complex needs on our Bowes Road Site.
pfa web eye gaze

pfa web toy

Sensory table for the outdoor area accessed by our younger pupils on our Bowes Road Site.

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Get Involved

Fundraising Focus:

We are currently focusing our fundraising efforts on developing a Soft Play Provision on our Rievaulx Site.

We are anticipating the project to cost around £12,000 and will update when we have a final representation of the project.

Please keep checking for updates on our fundraising efforts so far.



We have also signed up to Easyfundraising, which is a form of online fundraising where whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Ash Trees Academy PFA. The shops and sites give easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation, it’s that easy. There’s no catch or hidden charges and Ash Trees Academy PFA will be really grateful for your donations. Plus, if you join and support Ash Trees Academy PFA we’ll get an extra £2 when you raise your first donation.

Please join and go through the site to complete your Christmas shopping!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, find the shop you want and start shopping.

3. When you check out Ash Trees Academy PFA gets a donation for no extra cost whatsoever!

Your voucher book


Ash Trees Academy PFA are selling the ‘Your Voucher books’, which are extremely good value for money. Your Voucher Books are full of ‘2 for 1’ vouchers for restaurants, days out, activities, attractions, pamper sessions and haircuts. Each book contains over 400 buy one get free vouchers for the Tees Valley area, with possible savings worth over £4000.

The books cost £25 each and are valid all year, with the exceptions of special days, such as Easter and Christmas day. The school raises £5 for every book we sell.

If anyone is interested and wants some more information before purchasing a book there is an example book that is available to look at, which is located on our Bowes Road. Also you can find more information on the website

If you would to purchase a Voucher Book, please contact school.

Making a Donation

If yourself or a company you work for would like to make a donation to the PFA, please make cheques payable to Ash Trees Academy PFA and send to the school address.

All donations are gratefully appreciated

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Race Night – more details to follow


Special Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support in our fundraising efforts, but would like to say a special thanks to the following companies for supporting our charity:

  • Finlay Cooper Fund
  • Cleveland Fire Authority
  • Boro Walker Association
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Echo
  • Katmex Limited
  • Broadgate Financial Management LLP
  • Stockton Soup
  • Tesco Bags for Help
  • Asda Community Fund
  • Bridges Tees Valley
  • BG North Everest Platform
  • PD Ports
  • Premier Store, Billingham collection box donations

Contact Us

Please contact us on the any of the contact details below, as we would love to hear from you.


Address: Ash Trees Academy, Bowes Road, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, TS23 2BU.

Telephone number: 0333 999 1451