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Parent Staff Association

As a parent or guardian of a pupil at Rayne Primary and Nursery School, you automatically become a member of the Parent Staff Association (PSA).  An AGM is held each September to elect a committee and make plans for the coming year’s events – usually a wide variety of functions which seek to bring families and school together as well as to raise funds.  The P.S.A. aims to do all it can to further the education of our children and they deserve all our support.

Money raised by the P.S.A. pays for many extra things we would otherwise be unable to afford, as well as giving support to outings and entertainment.

In its time the PSA has raised thousands of pounds. This money has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our childrens educational experiences and the school facilities.  

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. Donations from Parents and Friends are extremely important to us; you can donate time, money, items for sale, raffle prizes or by offering up your services and skills.

We are a small and friendly team and we try to meet on a regular basis, usually one a month.

We hold several events throughout the year ranging from Cake Sales, Christmas Events, School Discos and the annual Summer and Christmas Fetes. We are always open to new ideas and would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions.

In the last few years we have donated an outdoor classroom, a new projector and hall equipment, a classroom whiteboard,  a mud kitchen for EYFS, a jungle gym, a sand pit, bean bags, KS1 and KS2 dictionaries, activity tables and benches.  We always endeavour to spend the funds in ways that will benefit children across all areas of the school and curriculum.

Many thanks for all your support, we really do appreciate it.

Committee Members

Further to the recent AGM the new elected PSA Committee for 2020/21:-

Chair: Karen Maka
Vice Chair: Emma Wood
Treasurer: Lisa Glancey
Secretary: Hayley Townsend

Continuing Members:- Tiffani Fenn, Kirsty Muir, Shona Kemp, Andrina Wright, Emma Manchee, Ana Cutmore, Sarah Christian, Lindsay Palmer, Dawn Harris, Sarah Bywaters, Beth Rawlinson, Renata Burden, Rachel Fairchild, Natalie Gurney

New Members: Samantha Moy, Daniella Bartlett, Emily Kitchenside.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support.

PSA Events

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Events Calendar 2021-2022

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Events Calendar 2020-2021

October 2020

Friday 23rd October                                       Spooky Dress Up Day                      £188.70 raised

Friday 23rd October                                       Spooky Spoon Competition              £51.28 raised


November 2020

Monday 16th November                          Christmas Cards & Gifts                  £308.61 raised

Throughout November & December        Virtual Christmas Market                 £367.50 raised

Throughout November & December        Big PTA Online Raffle                     £229.50 raised


December 2020

Early December                                              Christmas Trees                               £95.00 raised

Friday 4th December                                      Indoor Christmas Market                 £708.81 raised

Throughout December                                   Christmas Crafts                             £122.97 raised

Throughout December                                   Christmas Raffle                              £949.00 raised

21st - 31st December                                      Snowman Trail                                £780.04 raised   


February 2021

Throughout February                                      PSA Charity Logo competition

Throughout February                                      PSA Cookbook competition


March 2021

Friday 13th March                                       Mother's Day Tea Takeaway         £115 approx raised

Monday 22nd March                                 Recycled Clothing Collection         £416.40 raised


April 2021

Easter Holidays                                           Rayne Easter Trail                       £709.86 raised

-14th April                                                   Easter Egg Competition


May/June 2021

31st May - 18th June                                 Smarties Chores Challenge            £407.65 raised

July 2021

Saturday 10th July                                       Rayne PSA Doorstep Fete


PSA - Autumn Term

Despite the difficult year, our fantastic PSA team have still managed to raise a significant amount of money during the Autumn term!

In October, we held a Spooky Dress Up Day raising £188.70. The Spooky Spoon creative competition was still able to go ahead, adding another £51.28 to the bank. This also gave our children and some of their parents, the opportunity to have fun and express themselves using art materials!

In December, the Christmas Market tradition continued, in a covid safe environment and our pupils enjoyed choosing a special gift for their families and friends. This raised £708.81 for the PSA fund!

The PSA raised a further £122.97 by selling Christmas crafts such as paint your own bauble, make your own snowman & Christmas cross stitch. Real Christmas trees were sold and our percentage was £95.00.  Our students also created their own Christmas pictures which were printed onto cards, mugs and tea towels raising a further £308.61!

Within the Rayne community the PSA also ran a virtual Christmas market throughout November and December raising £367.50 whilst also supporting many small businesses in the local area as well as joining in with the big PTA Raffle, adding another £229.50 to the pot.

They didn't stop there though, the PSA team also organised their own Christmas online raffle raising a brilliant £949!

Finally, the Rayne PSA Snowman trail ran between 21st-31st December and over 60 local households, as well as every class at school, created their very own snowman which was numbered and formed part of a trail whereby local families could purchase a map contactless and spot as many of the snow people as possible and vote for their favourite, for a chance to win £100.  The winning entry was a minion snowman and they won £50 for their efforts. The trail proved extremely popular, was a real village highlight and raised the spirits of so many during the festive period. Our thanks go out to Emma Curran Design for designing the map, our sponsors Michael's of Braintree and Hare & Tortoise Running and to everyone who took the time to create a snowman. It was so much fun and raised another £780.04!

In total, last term our wonderful PSA raised a massive £3,811.41 which I'm sure you will agree is an amazing amount considering the unprecedented times.

The PSA are currently raising funds for new school playground markings as well as a pond renovation project in the Autumn.

A special mention goes out to Karen Maka and her team including Emma Wood and Lisa Glancey.  We cannot thank the PSA volunteers enough for their hours of planning, marketing, selling, organising and so much more! Rayne Primary and Nursery School are very lucky indeed to have such a supportive PSA.

How We Help?

APRIL 2019

We were delighted that the brand new outdoor classroom was unveiled recently. A fantastic added resource which will be used by the whole school for lessons outside and will also provide shade during play and lunchtimes. Well done to everyone who worked hard to fundraise for this beautiful structure.


Thanks to a wonderful donation from local restaurant 47 The Street, Rayne we were able to purchase a new portable cooking trolley which can be used by the whole school. This will make cooking and baking much easier and aid the children in learning new life skills.


KS2 Books

Due to the fantastic support we have received at recent events the PSA have been able to donate some brand new books to the KS2 library. 

MAY 2018

Development of Outside Space

The PSA have recently donated and volunteered their time to develop the outside space in both KS1 & KS2 for the children to use at break times and lunch times.  Bean bags, a lego table, books, wooden play & learning benches and a sandpit have been provided and built by the PSA to provide a relaxing area with activities for the children to enjoy.

PSA volunteers also donated their time to paint the pergola and provide beautiful planters which are being looked after by some of the children.

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