Dear Parents

Please click on the link below to access the latest update of the fabulous work the PAA had done so far! 

PAA Autumn Newsletter

PAA Dates for Diary

 Previous Newsletters

Summer Newsletter

Holme Grange PAA Spring Newsletter

Please find attached the AGM meetings agenda and minutes for you to keep up to date with our news. 

Final PAA – Holme Grange School AGM Jan 2017

PAA minutes 10.01.17

Any questions or comments please feel free to contact any member of the team . 


PAA Committee Members

Every parent is automatically a member of the PAA and some parents wish to have a more active role in supporting the PAA by becoming a committee member and attending our monthly PAA meetings, giving up more of their time to lead a social event or getting more involved in the day-to-day planning activities of the PAA. If you want to get involved please contact Lisa Williams ( / 07590 677807).  

PAA Volunteers

We appreciate we all have to balance family, home and work so for those parents who wish to support but have limited time they can become a PAA Volunteer. All the major events we put on each year and school events require a little army of helpers that support us behind the scenes. If you don’t wish to attend every monthly PAA meeting or lead an event you can still get involved by registering on our PAA Volunteer Database. Please contact Lisa Williams ( / 07590 677807).

The PAA is always working hard to organise events and raise money for the school and this year has been no exception. It is the Holme Grange parents, family, friends, children and staff who support our events and for that I would like to say a huge THANK YOU.


Projects funded this year

Throughout the year we have had numerous events and sales for the enjoyment of everyone at Holme Grange. All of the money raised at these events is spent making your children’s time at Holme Grange even more special. Below is a list of items purchased with this in mind:

  • £4521 70th Anniversary Fun Day
  • £3000 Aeroball
  • £2000 Library Books
  • £910 Pantomime
  • £949 Sculpture Visit – Spring Term
  • £589 Sculpture Visit – Autumn Term
  • £500 Fridge / Freezer
  • £325 Generator

The fundraising goal for the Summer Ball – £5000

The money raised from the Ball will be used to revamp the school playground and our children will be involved in helping redesign it into an interactive play area

Can your company match donations to Holme Grange School? Please see below for details on how we can increase our fundraising totals.


The PAA raises funds to purchase additional items for your children at Holme Grange School, such as the new Aeroball. With these extra items as our focus we have joined TheGivingMachine which will allow you to generate cash donations without it costing you a penny. There are over 8000 schools & charities taking part in this program, with the successful causes raising £100’s every year at no extra cost to their supporters!

TheGivingMachine is a UK registered charity, whose sole aim is to facilitate raising money for UK charitable causes and schools.  By shopping online via TheGivingMachine at your favourite shops will generate a free cash donation with every single purchase. With stores like Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tesco, Sainsbury and John Lewis taking part with hundreds more, you are bound to find what you want from your favourite shops at TheGivingMachine.

Please join our new giving community by visiting and join to support Holme Grange PAA; it’s quick and simple to sign up and start giving for free.

It really is as simple as that. Please ensure you don’t miss this opportunity to give while you are shopping and help spread the word to raise as much as we can from this amazing program. Your help will make a difference.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, or your class reps.

All PAA events can also be found in the calendar


Aims and Objectives:

1. To encourage co-operation between the School and parents.

2. To promote and work together on projects to the general benefit of the pupils.

3. To raise funds for, and organize the provision of additional equipment and amenities for the School.


1. Membership shall be open to all parents and members of the teaching staff.

2. Officers of the Association shall be a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

3. The affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Committee of 12, in addition to a member of the School Governors and the Headteacher or her nominee, ex officio.

4. Committee Members shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

5. Four members of the Committee shall resign by rotation on the basis of length of service, and be eligible for re-election if they express a willingness to do so. No member shall serve for more than 9 years consecutively. The Chairman’s term of office shall not exceed 4 years, and during the last year of office a Chairman-elect shall be appointed by the Committee.

6. An Annual Report, together with a Statement of Accounts, shall be prepared for submission to the Annual General Meeting.

7. The Association shall not interfere in any way with the functions of the Headteacher and her staff.

8. The Association shall not concern itself with matters relating to individual children which shall continue to be a matter between the parents and the Headteacher and the Board.

9. The activities of the Association shall be subject to the approval of the Governing Body.


Matched Funding

In previous years matched funding has contributed over £16,000 to the school and was a great source in helping to purchase the Polytunnel next to Little Grange.

Matched Funding

Businesses matched funding often takes the form of employee matching, which means that if an employee raises money for a non-profit organisation, the employee’s business will donate money to the same non-profit organisation according to a pre-determined match ratio (usually 1:1).

You don’t have to be a PAA member to qualify for matched funding, lots of parents got involved in the summer fair, manning stalls, cooking on the BBQ etc. and involvement such as this or at other events may be eligible for matched funding from your employer as Holme Grange School is a registered charity (309105)

Please take a look at the attached list and see if your employer may operate matched funding schemes.  It is not exhaustive so if your employer is not on the list please still ask at work as it is possible your company still participates and your HR department should be able to advise you.

If we all spend a few minutes looking in to this we could help the school raise extra money which can be used to help make our children’s time at Holme Grange even more special.
Companies Operating a Matching Gift Scheme


Can your company match donations to Holme Grange School?

The following companies are those that we understand currently match gifts donated by their employees – however, this list is not definitive. If your employer is not listed, please contact your Human Resources department to find out if they operate a matching gift scheme. In most cases, the company will match your donation pound for pound up to a specific level; a handful of organisations even double-match. Please contact your Human Resources department to make a matching gift. They should be able to give you a form to fill in confirming the gift you have made, which you then send to us to confirm receipt of the gift. Thank you!

3i / 3i Deutschland GmbH / ABN Amro Bank / Accenture / Alfred Dunhill Ltd / Alliance Capital Ltd / American Express / Amoco Foundation, Inc / Andersen / Anglian Water / Argos plc / ARM Holdings plc / ASDA Group plc / AstraZeneca / A.T. Kearney / AvivaBAA plc / Bank of America / Bank of England / Bank of Scotland / Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi / Bankers Trust / Barclays Bank plc / Barclays Capital / Barclays Group / BG Group / Boeing Commercial Airplanes / Boston Consulting Group / BP plc / BP Chemicals Ltd / BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd / BP Oil International Ltd / Bristol-Myers Squibb / British American Tobacco (BAT) / British Sky Broadcasting Group plc / British Telecommunications plc / Cable & Wireless / C & A / Camelot Group plc / Cap Gemini / Capital International Research / Centrica plc / Chase Manhattan / Citibank Group / Citigroup / Coutts / Credit Suisse First Boston / De La Rue / Deloitte Consulting / Deutsche Bank / Deutsche Bank AG London /Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group plc / DHL / DHL International (UK) Ltd / Diageo / Dixons Group / EMI Group plc / Ericsson Telecom AB / Ernst &Young / Exxon Mobil /Fidelity Brokerage Services / Fidelity Investments / First Group plc / Ford Motor Company /Gap / GlaxoSmithKline plc / Goldman Sachs / Goldman Sachs International / Halifax plc / HSBC Bank plc / IBM / IDEO / Invensys / JPMorgan Chase & Co / Kingfisher plc / KPMG / Littlewoods Organisation / Lloyds TSB / Foundation for England and Wales / Marks & Spencer plc / McKinsey & Company / Merrill Lynch Mercury / Microsoft Corporation Inc / Misubishi Research Institute / Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation / Mizuho Financial Group / Morgan Stanley / National Grid / National Westminster Bank plc / NFC / Npower / Pearson / Pfizer / Philip Morris International Inc / Philips Singapore / Phoenix Group / Pricewaterhouse Coopers / Proctor & Gamble / Reuters / Rolls Royce / Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc / RSA Group / Santander / Schroders plc / Seaboard Corporation / Shell / Siemens Healthcare / Sigma Securities Limited / SIT Investment Associates / Southern Electric / SSE plc / Stagecoach Group plc / Standard & Poor’s / Sun Life Financial of Canada / Tesco plc / Texaco / Thames Water / The Economist Group / The Linde Group / UBM plc / UBS Investment Bank / United Airlines /Verizon Communications In