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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

CHAIR Position Vacant
VICE CHAIR Position vacant
SECRETARY Laura Cannon
TREASURER Deborah Elsom
COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bryony Skipworth, Deborah Elsom, Helga Bradbury, Julie Seeley, Karen Heverin, Kate Miller, Laura Cannon, Lu Willson, Lizzie Langdon, Claire Dellbridge, Chrissie Graham, Leanne Degregorio, Carole Reed and Claire McCarthy

Second-Hand Uniform Shop

Pick up good quality, used uniform at a fraction of the cost of buying it new.

The PTA has set up a second-hand school Uniform Shop.  It is held once every half term after school in the Library.


All stock comes from donations so if your child has outgrown items that are still in good condition, please donate them to our shop.  All money raised goes back to buying equipment and enrichment activities for our children.  Donations can be dropped at School Reception during school hours.


The shop is open once a term (6 times a year) on the Tuesday of every fifth school week between 3.45-5.30pm in the Library.  It is also open at some key school evening events.


Green school jumpers                         £5

Rugby tops, PE tops, PE jumpers       £8 (if not embroidered with a surname)

                                                              £5 (if surname embroidered) 

Ties, school trousers, PE bottoms    £2

Shirts                                                   £1


PLEASE NOTE: The shop is run by volunteer parents and carers and stock is kept in a locked cupboard at school so we cannot process individual requests for specific items outside of sale times.  Please come to the advertised sales where all stock is available on a first come, first served basis.  Sometimes we may need to change the dates of the sales and this will be communicated on social media and via ClassCharts.


We now have a card machine, which we are trialling, or payment can be made in cash or by balance transfer at the time of purchase.


Thank you in advance for your donations and support of the sales.  Every pound raised goes back to supporting our children in their learning.

The PTA Team

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.


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.