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Carlton le Willows Academy

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Parent Teacher Association

As a parent or carer of a child who attends Carlton le Willows you are already a member of the PTA, so get involved.

The PTA is an important part of any school. We work alongside the staff to build a relationship between the school and the parents, while at the same time furthering our interest in the education of our children.

Meetings are usually held once a term – on a Tuesday at 7pm in the Sixth Form centre. The headteacher Mr Weaver usually attends all meetings and we often have presentations from teachers or students about trips and activities.

The main activities of the PTA are threefold:

  •  We raise funds for the benefit of students
  • We support school events, by selling refreshments, raffle tickets, revision guides and more
  • We gain an insight into the education of our children

The PTA has been very successful at fundraising in the past. All the money we raise is spent to ensure the school is equipped to give our children the best education possible and to ensure that the school is able to nurture the strengths and talents of each and every child. Decisions as to where the money is spent lie with the PTA, in response to bids from the Heads of Department and in consultation with Mr Weaver.

In the last year, the PTA has helped to fund table tennis equipment, balances for science, school football kits and theatre funding, individual bids from various students for hockey and basketball funding. In previous years, the PTA has bought two pianos, a laptop and software for the special needs department, a printing press for the art department, sports kits for school teams and software for the language department.

If you have any questions about the PTA or cannot attend meetings, but would still like to support us, then please email

Forthcoming events 

Race Night - 6pm 9th February 2019

Carlton le Willows PTA Race Night takes place in West Hall at 6pm on 9th February. Tickets cost just £3, which includes a cheese platter per table.

Organisers of the charity event are also offering people the chance to sponsor a race for £5 or sponsor a horse for £2. Name one for a friend, to advertise your business or just for fun!

Bar, refreshments and raffle will be available on the night.

Admission, for over 18s only, is by advance ticket. Tickets are available from the Academy reception, Serenity Seven Salon, Gedling, Rhubarb Cafe, Burton Joyce or online at

For sponsorship, please contact or text 07801 609972

Willows Lotto 

The major cash contributors are the events we hold and the Willows Lotto. The Lotto is drawn four times a year and provides an easy way to support the school and at the same time gives you the chance to win some cash.

If we hit our target of 50% of Carlton le Willows families entering the draw, then we can raise £10,000 for PTA funds, with a £500 top prize in the draw. All you need to pay is £5 quarterly and anyone can join, even if you don’t have a child at the school.

A Lotto form is available to download so fill it in and return to school ASAP. By joining the lotto you are making a very small investment in your child’s education that will give your family huge returns in the future.

Easy Fundraising 

If you’re doing your Christmas shopping online, sign up to to raise funds for our school for FREE. Shop with over 2,000 well known retailers, including Amazon, Tesco and Argos and many more and every time you shop, you’ll earn a donation for our school PTA at no additional cost to you.

PTAs across the UK have already raised over £240,000 using and the more of us who use it, the more we’ll raise. If just 100 parents sign up, we could generate over £3,000 in one year alone.

It’s really simple to do. Just visit search for Carlton le Willows and follow the simple steps to sign up. It’s completely free and it will raise vital funds for the school.