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Friends of Deiniol (PTA)

Welcome to the Friends of Deiniol (PTA) section of our website.  Please scroll through for more details on what we do, how you can be involved and all the fundraising projects and events we have planned.
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(logo designed by Year 1 pupil in 2018)

Committee Meetings


The next committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th February at 2.30pm.  Location is the school staff room.  All welcome.  Main topics will be Easter Bingo, March Movie Nights and Summer Fair.  


Events programme 2019/2020

We have lots more fundraising events coming up in the next few months.  See below for full details.


Thank you to everyone for supporting our events so far this school year.  





Tea towels remain on sale at £4 each.




Thank you for supporting our first 'Beat the Blues' quiz on Thursday 23rd January.  We raised over £100.  


Thank you for your support at the Ladies Fashion Night on Wednesday 5th February.  Attendance was over 100 and a great night was had by all.  We worked in partnership with the church and have split the funds raised with them to go towards their church tower work.  Our half will go towards the playground project.


We had two great Movie Nights on 3rd and 5th March.  The children enjoyed 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' and 'Aladdin'.  Thank you for coming and a big thank you to parents and staff for helping out.


Friday 27th March

Non-uniform Day 

Help us get prizes for the Easter Bingo by sending your child in to school in non-uniform and bringing an item from the list below:

Chocolates, Chocolate Easter Eggs, Wine, Jam, Biscuits.


Tuesday 31st March

Easter Bingo

Doors open at 6pm and 'eyes down' at 6.30pm.  Refreshments for sale and a raffle.  £6 for a full book.


Tuesday 19th May

Sports Day

Refreshments for sale to keep supporters going while we watch the races.  Please bring your own cup or mug if you can (discount available).


Thursday 11th June

Summer Fair

Enjoy our annual summer fair after school.  Lots of stalls and games for the whole family to enjoy.  Raising money for the school yards.



Projects for 2019/20


We are continuing to work towards improving the Infant and Junior yards.  The willow domes we planted in 2019 are settling in well, having enjoyed all the rain and sun!  Some extra painting of games has been done on the yards.  We hope to add to this now that more money has been raised, as well as funding a play project for the junior yard.  The new structure on the Junior yard will be unveiled soon...…!



Just before the end of the Summer term 2019, we completed the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic, which has pride of place on the container on the Infant yard.  It looks amazing from the road and provides a splash of colour to the outdoor area.  Many thanks to all involved who brought in tops, helped stick them on and finally helped put it up on the container.

Current fundraising projects


Our current fundraising projects include improvement of the school playgrounds, creation of play equipment for the Junior Yard, pebble path by the side of school, library/reading area and sports equipment.  We have also designed a tea towel with pictures of all pupils, which will be on sale at events at £4 per tea towel.  They are also for sale from the school office.


The journey of the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic

A little bit about the Friends of Deiniol


In September 2018 with the start of the new academic year we had new names to learn and new friends to meet. The Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) decided that it was time to refresh their name and so we changed it to ‘Friends of Deiniol’ (as it has been previously known). We are constantly on the lookout for new helpers and ideas and we feel that this rebranding will encourage lots of new people to get involved with raising much needed funds for our school.


We hope to include as many people from our school community as possible: mums, dads, grandparents, older siblings…..anybody who has an interest in raising funds and supporting Ysgol Deiniol.


In the school year 2017/2018 alone we raised a massive £2,500, helped to paint the school play areas, tidied up the yard and ran lots of exciting events, as well as helping out within the school.   Going forward, any assistance you can give, no matter how small, would be most welcome, so we can do more of the same in future years.


Our informal committee meetings are held once or twice a term and attendance is not compulsory. If you have any free time to spare, drop us an email at school, phone us up or even have a chat with Mr Baugh on the yard in the morning to find out what it’s all about.


We look forward to seeing you soon!




The current committee are:


Harriet Clarke (Chair)

Emma Darlington (Treasurer)

Jody Lloyd (Secretary)

Tamar Walker (Vice Chair)

Lucinda Aspin (Committee Member)

Debbie Mulvey (Committee Member)

Alice Mulraney (Committee Member)

Alice Woodfine (Committee Member)

Catherine Williams (Committee Member)

Anna Briscoe (Committee Member)

Mrs C. Arrowsmith (Teacher)

Mr K. Baugh (Head Teacher)

Getting involved


We are always looking for new people to help with the work of the Friends of Deiniol.  You can join the committee or, for those with less time to spare, help at some of the events, source raffle prizes, make items to sell, design and distribute posters, help with external funding or count money.  There are so many ways to get involved.


All our events are run voluntarily and we would not be able to put them on without help.  It is a fantastic way to become more involved in your child's school and meet new people.  We are all busy people and any help you are able to give is very much as you can, when you can.   Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to chat to any of the committee members (catch one of us on the yard!), drop in at the school office or send an email to


What are we all about?

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Some of the results from our playground project days in 2018/2019

If you'd like to get more involved with the Friends of Deiniol or have an enquiry or ideas for fundraising, please fill in the form below.  Thank you.

Getting in touch


Projects funded by Friends of Deiniol


- Paint and flower bulbs for the Yard Improvement Project

- Willow domes for the yard and field

- Pebbles, fencing, edging, weed membrane and bark chippings for the Pebble Path Project

- Donations towards buses for school trips

- Recycled bottle top mosaic

- Year 6 leavers party

- Sports Equipment

- Graffiti project