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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

PTA Annual General Meeting - 24 September 2019

Members of Carlton le Willows PTA will be holding their annual general meeting at the Academy at 7.30pm on Thursday 24th September 2019. All welcome.

Race Night

The PTA Race Night held on 19th February was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who participated. Although attendance was lower than we had hoped, the event still raised just over £290, which will directly benefit students at the Academy.

With amusing race commentary,  wines and beers at reasonable prices, amazing raffle prizes, and crazy antics from some of the punters, the evening proved highly entertaining.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to all our sponsors:

  • Frank Key Builders Merchants, who sponsored the whole event
  • Plains Fish Bar, Mapperley
  • Innovative Bathroom and Kitchen Solutions, Bulwell
  • Morrisons, Netherfield
  • Co-op, Netherfield
  • Co-op, Burton Joyce

and also to those who donated prizes for the raffle: Banyan Tree, Arnold; Theatre Royal, Nottingham; Teamsport Go-karting, Netherfield; Nottingham Express Transit (The Tram); Red Lion, Thurgaton; The Nelson, Burton Joyce; Force 10 Paintballing, Bilsthorpe and DNA Fitness, Gedling.

The PTA would especially like to thank the Cookery and DT departments, Reprographics, Dawn Richardson and the on-site team for their support.

We’re looking forward to more events in the coming year, so watch out for the publicity. If you want to help with events like this, or want to influence the work of the PTA (what we do, or how we spend the money raised), feel free to come along to the AGM on 30th April, or any future meeting. Or just come along to the events and have fun.

Forthcoming events 

Willows Lotto 

The major cash contributors are the events we hold and the Willows Lotto - Willows Winners. 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 Willows Winners 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.