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Chew Valley School Society (PTA)

The Chew Valley School Society (PTA) is a group of parents, teachers, staff and friends of the school who raise money to support Chew Valley School and its students. The committee meet regularly to organise fundraising events as well as providing support and refreshments at events such as the new intake parents' evening and Christmas Carol Concert. The Society is well supported by parents but so that it can continue to provide financial support to the school and students, which is essential for the continued success of the school in the current financial climate, we welcome more parents and the wider Chew Valley community and businesses getting involved with the committee and attending our events.

If you are interested in assisting the School Society (formally or informally), please contact

Dates for the diary

Quiz Night - Friday 1st April

Will your team be champions?  Unwind with a group of friends on Friday night.  Dinner included and refreshments available.  

Next Meeting - To be advised - All welcome

Please contact us at  if you are interested in attending.


Chew Valley School Society July 2021

Chew Valley School Society September 2020

Chew Valley School Society July 2019

In 2019/2020 we supported the school with: 

  • Sixth Form Wellbeing Sessions
  • History Visualiser
  • Counselling
  • Horticultural Supplies
  • Laptops
  • Sports Equipment
  • SEN Equipment


CHAIR Penny Rowlands
VICE CHAIR Position vacant
SECRETARY Laura Cannon
TREASURER Deborah Elsom
COMMITTEE MEMBERS Angela Cruse, Helga Bradbury,  Nicki Taber, Hannah Byrne, Lu Willson, Kate Miller, Lucy Pover, Laura Cannon, Sam Notley, Samantha Grainger, Anita Beardsley.

Second-Hand Uniform

So many children grow out of their uniform before it reaches the end of its life and we all would like to do what we can for the environment, keeping perfectly good items out of landfill.  We have set up a second-hand uniform pop-up shop so that we can:

  • Help families get school uniform at a bargain price
  • Provide a way for parents and carers to pass on items they can no longer use
  • Raise money for the school that will help our children’s education
  • Do our bit for the planet


Financial Support for the School

The School is very grateful to parents and others who contribute to the School Society and their work which financially supports the school on various projects which otherwise could not happen.

The Chew Valley School Society has come up with different ways in which you can help.

School Society (PTA) 500 Club

The 500 Club lottery is a great way for you to support us whilst having a bit of a flutter!  Sign up and you could be the next winner!

Please find the application form here

This lottery is licensed by Bath and North East Somerset.

Easy Fundraising

This is a way of donating without spending any extra money. You shop as you would normally on line, but go via you easy Fundraising account. Our aim is to get 200 people registered and raise £2000 a year in this way. Imagine if all our parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts signed up!  Just register at and use the reminders to remember to use Easy Fundraising whilst you shop and tell other parents.

 EasyFundraising flier

Amazon Smile

Another easy way of donating without spending. Amazon make a donation to us every time you spend through
Please find our charity name ‘Chew Valley School Society’

Text Donation

We know that parents are incredibly busy and often can’t get to fund-raising events at school. Would you feel better about that if you were able to make a donation anyway?!  Text CVSS to 70085 to donate £5.  If you would like to donate a different amount text CVSS 10 (or any value between 1 and 20) to 70085.  If you wish to donate more, please send multiple texts.

Texts cost the value of your donation plus your standard network rate.

Standing Order

Some parents are able to be very generous and use standing orders to support various charities including the school. Might you be able to make a regular monthly donation to the school?  A small monthly donation (with the Gift Aid it will attract if you are a tax payer) will really add up.  A form is attached if you feel able to support us in this way.

Standing Order Mandate Form

Gift Aid

Whichever way you choose to help the school, it is very important to register for Gift Aid. Whether you are able to give anything today or not, please fill in the attached Gift Aid Form and return it to the school so we can keep you registered for any future donation you are able to make.

Charity Gift Aid Form Declaration

Employers Match Funding

Do you work for a large employer?  If you do, speak to your HR department and see if they offer match funding for schools.  Wouldn't it be great if all or some of the money we raise for band and quiz nights was matched by our parents' employers?  For further info Thank you.