We are a Registered Charity dedicated to raising money to enhance school facilities. Budgets are so tight that the school is becoming more reliant on PTA funds to enhance the children’s learning.

We also support the school in any way we can and arrange fun events for the kids, parents and teachers. The more volunteers we have, the more we can do.

Who we are

Every parent who has a pupil at St Lawrence is automatically part of the Parent Teachers Association for the school. There are a few positions that have to be voted in at the AGM each year to meet the constitution.

Chair –

Martin Wilson
Father of Matthew (year one). I am very proud to have been elected Chairman of the P.T.A and will do all I can to reward the trust put in me to lead an organisation that has done so much to support our fantastic school. I would welcome any assistance from parents who have yet to volunteer their time and help to us. It is really good fun and the funds raised are vital to continue the excellent and rounded education the school provides all our children.

Deputy Chair –

We are still searching for another volunteer to become part of our team

Treasurer –

Lee Manzi
Father to Rosabella (year 4) and Luca (year 2). Thrilled to be part of the PTA and contribute to the vital work it does in supporting our children’s educational experience and resources.  Ever tightening school budgets means our support is needed more than ever before.

Secretary –

Joanna (Jo) McMurtrie
Mother to one of the Leo’s (year 5) and Anna (year 2). I have been actively involved in trying to raise as much money as possible for our little school over the last 5 years but thought, this year, I should put my Project Manager skills to good use! My aim is to try to consolidate all the things we do, engage more parents so we can put on more events and inform everyone how PTA funds are being spent!

Teacher rep –

Mrs McLauchlan
Assistant Headteacher and class teacher in Beech Class (year 5 &6). I have worked at St Lawrence since 2002 and am so proud of the way our little school in the woods has grown in both size and reputation over the last 19 years. The fund raising done by the PTA ensures that our children continue to receive a rounded and full educational experience in times of increasing budgetary constraint.


What do we do?

  • Meet every half term in a local pub to socialise and gather ideas from as many of you as possible. All parents, grandparents of St Lawrence pupils are welcome. The more the merrier!
  • Organise a range of fundraising events each year


Examples include:

  • Sponsorship events – Hever Triathlon, pupil spelling challenge
  • Kids clubs – Star gazing/film afternoons/country rambles
  • One main evening social event each year for parents
  • Christmas fayres, Secret Santa and many Christmas related activities
  • Refreshments at all school events
  • Organise the ‘name bricks’ on the school hall wall
  • Run the 150 club (school lottery comprising of regular monthly donations via direct debit)


How YOU can get involved

  • Come and join in at the next meeting
  • Tell us about your brilliant fundraising ideas
  • Volunteer to lead/help at any event (baking a cake, running a stall, helping at kids club etc)
  • Tell us what we are doing wrong – that helps too!
  • Make a donation (see below)


Ways to donate

    1. Buy a personalised named brick to be displayed on school wall click here.
  • Donate via the St Lawrence Development fund click here

Other easy ways to help on a regular basis

Remember to use the easyfundraising link when you buy anything online! Visit to raise extra funds every time you spend! You can make 50p for every Sainsburys online order.



Autumn newletter 2019

PTA AGM 2019

PTA minutes 6 November 2019