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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 and how you can be involved.
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We are delighted to be using our new logo designed by one of our pupils in 2018.

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 are also designing a tea towel with pictures of all pupils to sell for Christmas gifts.    



Events programme 2019/2020



Thank you to all those who came along to the Autumn discos on 24th October.  A big thank you also to the parents and staff who helped on stalls and special thanks to 'DJ Alice' for making the music and dancing so much fun.



Thursday 28th November

Christmas Enterprise Market

Support the classes with their gift stalls in the hall and then take a break with a hot drink and mince pie in the canteen area.  School tea towels will also be on sale at £4 each.


Friday 29th November

Christmas jumper and costume swap shop

Are you having a clear out pre-Christmas?  Bring in your (clean) outgrown children’s Christmas jumpers and Christmas costumes from 25th November.  Come along on 29th to find just the right fit for this year ready for Christmas jumper day on 13th December and the class plays.  Suggested donation £1.00 per jumper/costume.





Thursday 23rd January 

'Beat the Blues' Quiz Night


Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th March 

Mad March Movies


Tuesday 31st March

Easter Bingo


Tuesday 19th May

Sports Day


Thursday 11th June

Summer Fair



Projects for 2019/20


We are continuing to work towards improving the Infant and Junior yards.  We successfully planted both willow domes (by the stage and on the field) and they 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.  



We have now 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.

Recycled plastic bottle top mosaic

A little bit about the Friends of Deiniol


At the start of the new school year in 2018 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.


Last year 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. Any assistance you can give, no matter how small, would be most welcome, so we can do more of the same this year.


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)

Mrs C. Arrowsmith (Teacher)

Mr K. Baugh (Head Teacher)

Committee Meetings


The next committee meeting date, location and time will be posted here and on our Facebook page.  A couple of the committee will be getting together in the staff room on Friday 25th October (about 9am) to finalise our Christmas tea towel fundraising project.  Do feel free to join us if you fancy a chat and finding out more.  

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. 


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


- A £10 donation to each class for the Entrepreneur Week in November

- Coach for the choir to Young Voices concert

- 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

- Donation towards Year 1 and Year 2 trip to Chester Zoo

- Recycled bottle top mosaic

- Year 6 leavers party

- Sports Equipment

- Graffiti project