Bainbridge, Askrigg and West Burton Schools Federation (BAWB) Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is a friendly group of people working towards a common goal – to support the enrichment of the children of our schools and strengthen the school community.

The PTFA is run by a committee consisting of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.  The current Committee, appointed in February 2020 are:

  • Helen Dinsdale, Chair
  • Katie Seal, Vice Chair
  • Helen Coppin,  Treasurer
  • Beth Daley, Secretary
  • Liz Tooley, Vice Secretary

To raise funds we have:

Run raffles. Run a Christmas Fair. Opened a second hand uniform shop. Run events like an online quiz, Halloween Disco, World Book Day Hot Chocolate Night.

…and paid for things like:

Christmas pantomime. Christmas books. Easter eggs. Mud kitchens at Bainbridge. Gardening at Askrigg. A book shed at West Burton. Transport for residential trips for years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Everyone’s Invited

If you have a child at BAWB, you’re automatically a member of the PTFA. And if you don’t, you can still be a member! How involved you are is up to you. We meet once each half term and would love to see you! Get to know other parents and staff and more about how our school community works together.

It’s great for the kids (even if they don’t realise it)

When our children see us involved at their school and in their learning, it encourages them to do their best. Being active in the PTFA improves our school and makes you an excellent role model.

It won’t take over your life (unless you want it to)

Join a meeting. Buy a raffle ticket. Donate to the uniform shop. Come to an event. Make the cuppas at the Christmas Fair. Design a poster. Whatever your skills or availability, it all helps.

Join our ‘BAWB PTFA’ Facebook Group!

Latest from the PTFA

PTFA Minutes – June 2023

PTFA Minutes – 4th May 2023

Please find the minutes for the latest PTFA meeting below.

PTFA Stories & Hot Chocolate Night!

We are SO lucky to have a fantastic PTFA that have organised a wonderful event in celebration of Wor…

PTFA Minutes – Thurs 12th January

Please find the PTFA minutes here.

PTFA – Thank yous, Christmas activities and little blue tokens!

This is always a busy time for the PTFA so it’s time for a round-up of what we’ve been d…


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