Ashleigh Friends are a group of friendly parents who support the school in various ways.  We raise funds through a variety of activities with the aim to provide additional resources for the school to help enrich our children’s learning and experiences of school life.

Working with staff to identify what is needed, in recent years we have been able to purchase:

  • New school staging (used for assemblies and other performances);
  • A set of 30 African drums (these are used for lessons during school);
  • A Poly tunnel which forms part of the Ashleigh Farm.
  • Story sacks which are used across the school;
  • We contribute towards school trip costs in order to keep the costs down for all parents at the school;
  • Activity boxes for wet play times;
  • A reading tepee;
  • Contributions towards new books;
  • New outdoor equipment for the Nursery;
  • Year 6 leavers’ tops and leavers’ disco.

Previous social events have included an Easter Fayre, quiz and chips night, discos for the children as well as raffles, cake sales, non-uniform days and we are always looking for new ideas to fundraise.

We would love more members to become involved with fundraising for Ashleigh Primary School. We hold regular meetings with our fundraising events taking place throughout the year. You can commit to as much or as little as you like, it would just be great to have your support.

If you would like to find out more or would like to join our mailing lists to receive emails about how you can get involved, please contact

As well as regular updates in the school newsletter you can also follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on our fundraising and events.  Search for Ashleigh Friends PTA.

Ashleigh Friends Committee


Clare Suter

Joint Vice-Chairs

Kay Newell

Maria Leathersich

TreasurerJordy Wheeler
SecretaryJemima Tash