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Welcome to the PTA section - supporting the school, enriching the education of all our children

Introducing the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)....


GEMS Didcot Primary Academy is a new school, but in a short space of time, we have established an active PTA that is becoming an integral part of the school community.


The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school, and is a great way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, ultimately enhancing our children's educational experience, working towards a common goal.  It's fun too!  Hard work at times, but mostly fun - just ask any member of the PTA Committee or helpers!  The current PTA Committee is made up of parents and members of the school staff, the Principal, an elected Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.  Meetings are held on a monthly basis, dates are organised well in advance and promoted on the school website and Facebook page.


You don't have to attend the meetings to be part of the PTA - as much as we love welcoming new faces, it really is a case of 'many hands make light work'!  So how can you get involved?  Offering to help before events is so valuable.  It doesn't matter if you can't help on a regular basis, or even if you can't come in to school to help at the events, there are always little jobs that can be done from home, e.g wrapping gifts and preparing raffle tickets.  We really couldn't achieve what we do without the unseen 'army of help' that exists in the school.


So, our plan for 2016/2017 is simple... We have in place a fantastic library and reading area for the children to enjoy.....but we need more books....  This has become the main focus of fund raising for the PTA and is being fully supported by the school.  To date, we have donated £2750 towards the school library, and in such a short time of being a PTA, it is something that we should all be proud of.


If you would like further information, please feel free to pop us an email, speak to us in the playground, or have a look at our new Gems Didcot Primary PTA Facebook page.


Our next big event is the Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December from 2 to 5pm.  Tickets are now on sale for our fabulous festive grotto.  Make reindeer food, enjoy a short story read by the elves and receive a lovely gift from the big man himself Father Christmas!


Tickets are required for all children who wish to meet Father Christmas, those children under walking age will be able to visit the grotto but will not receive a gift, these spaces are limited.  Tickets are priced at £5.76 per child, and booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.


To book tickets visit  Please note you can not make or change bookings at the school office.




The Christmas Fayre is just 2 weeks away on Saturday 2nd December from 2pm to 5pm

We need your help to make it a success.  If you can spare half an hour to help out on a stall, in the grotto, or in the tea room, then please follow the link below and select a stall and a time slot that suits!



Many thanks

Gems PTA Committee 2017/2018


PTA suggestions, ideas and offers of help!

If you have any suggestions, fund raising event ideas, want to volunteer to help, or just want more information about Gems Didcot Primary Academy PTA, then please complete the form below. Many thanks!