Offwell C of E (VC) Primary School & Nursery


PTFA logoOne of the signs of a thriving and successful school is an active, caring and supportive school community.  At Offwell School, parents, staff and friends, are prepared to give their time to support the School to make sure that Offwell is the best school it can be for our children.

Help us out

What’s it all about?

Offwell C of E PTFA is the name of the school’s parent teacher friends’ association; it is your association, we are all members and it is our children who benefit from its actions.

Offwell C of E PTFA is about enriching the life of the school community through the organisation of events and the funding of extra curricular activities.  Simply, it’s about making sure we have the money for the important extras in school life that make Offwell an outstanding school.

Committee Members

Marina Hodder and Rachel Ponting (joint Acting Chairs)

Tracy Potter (Secretary)

Helen Sutton (Treasurer)


Mrs Holohan, Mrs Hunt, Mrs Yaxley-Doble, Sam Branch and Mary Vanneck

Please feel free to speak to any committee member at the school gates, they would be happy to chat to you about the benefits of helping Offwell C of E PTFA.

The committee members of Offwell C of E PTFA suggest and plan an exciting range of fundraising activities with the emphasis heavily on fun. Unless we are saving for something special, such as the playground shelters, the money goes straight to the school! Most funds are then requested by the school to help the children and be spent on whatever is needed. This money is vitally important, given that Devon children receive one of the lowest amounts of funding compared to children from other counties in the country.

What so far?

Since forming in October 2006, Offwell C of E PTFA has organised regular activities involving the children, family and friends and raised thousands of pounds.  The money raised from these events has enabled us to pay transport costs for school trips and sporting activities, including special treats for the children such as the Pantomime in Exeter.  Offwell C of E PTFA has also funded events that support the school curriculum, contributing to vital reading and maths resources.

This year Offwell C of E PTFA has so far provided contributions towards:

  • new books
  • class trips
  • rosettes
  • playground shelters
  • Year 6 book tokens
  • Easter eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt

Total amount raised in 2014-15: £2981.81!

How can you help?

Offwell C of E PTFA spends and needs about £3000 a year (which equates to just over £30 per child at the school). So how can you help?

  • Letting us know your ideas for fundraising, social events or sponsorship opportunities
  • Coming along to meetings (published in the weekly school newsletter and on the website).  We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and believe it or not, we have quite a laugh!
  • Offering to help out at events where you can, or organising them!
  • Baking a cake
  • Putting us in touch with any friendly businesses, local celebrities or charities that may support our good cause or be willing to donate – anything!

and, perhaps, most importantly…..
Support for Offwell C of E PTFA events by bringing along your family and friends.

The PTFA helps us to provide extra equipment and trips for our children.