Hello and Welcome to Archbishop Benson's PTA Page

Who are we?

FABB (The Friends of Archbishop Benson) are a group of people who are mainly parents of children at the school and staff but everyone is welcome to help. Our main aim is to support the school, both pupils and staff, and provide opportunities to enrich our children’s educational experience in a variety of different ways.

What do we do?

We work closely with the school to arrange a number of fundraising events throughout the year which enable the school to pay for equipment, resources, activities, and experiences that could not be afforded through the main school budget. Some of our many fundraising events include Christmas and Summer Fairs, Coffee Mornings, Discos and Family Barbeques.

As well as fundraising, we also, where possible, offer support at other school events where we may be making teas and coffees, running raffles or supporting in other ways.

How can I help?

There are loads of things that you could do to be involved and support us.

* Help at events by manning stalls, setting up, selling tickets etc.

* Volunteering to be a class rep.

* Making teas and coffees.

* Attending meetings and passing on information.

* Producing posters and publicity for our events.

* Sending in donations such as raffle prizes, board games etc.

* Bringing friends and family to events.

* Volunteering to organise an event / fundraiser (see list of suggestions).

* Suggest ideas for fundraising events.

If you fancy helping or want to find out more, please speak to any of the people on the list of contacts or send an email to Emma or Hannah at friendsofarchbishopbenson@gmail.com

Events & Meetings

Meeting Tues 7 Nov 2017

Christmas Fair Fri 1 Dec 2017

FABB meeting Weds 10 Jan 2018

Quiz night Fri 2 Feb 2018

Valentine’s disco Weds 7th February

Mother’s Day coffee morning Fri 9 March 2018

FABB meeting Monday 23 April 2018

Summer Fair Saturday 16 June 2018

FABB meeting Tues 3 July 2018

Summer disco Mon 23 July 2018

Contact FABB

We are keen to hear from you with any comments, suggestions and ideas. If you would like to find out more about what we do or get involved in FABB, then please either come along to one of our meetings or get in touch with our Chairperson (Emma Potter) via our email address: friendsofarchbishopbenson@gmail.com

It’s a great way to be part of school life!

Each year, through your support and generosity we have been able to raise thousands of pounds. These funds have been used to purchase items which benefit the children.

Last academic year (2015 -2016) a total of just over £6,500 was raised. We were able to spend some of that on book bags, ties, balance  bikes, figurines, arts and crafts materials, SATs breakfasts and prizes.  The rest of the funds (together with additional funds raised during this current year) are being allocated to our latest big project: Installing a Scrapstore Playpod on the KS2 playground.  Here is a link to the website for more info of what this could provide for our children:  http://www.playpods.co.uk/

We will continue to try to tap into the funding that is available to community charities from various organisations. As well as the KS2 playground, the school have identified other areas for development . Watch this space for updates on these ideas!

The Core Team. Please speak to any of us if you are interested in being involved in what we do.



I first got involved with FABB when my daughter started in Reception (she is now at Penair). Over the years I have been secretary and then fundraiser during my son’s first year here. I enjoy being able to support the school and make a difference for the children. I look forward to continuing that in my role as FABB Chairperson.



I have one daughter at Archbishop Benson in year 1 and another daughter who is 1. For over 15 years, I have been involved in primary education as a teacher and a volunteer It has been really enjoyable being part of FABB over the last year and I look forward to the exciting events that the next year will bring



I am a self-employed Accountant and provide my services as Treasurer for FABB. I find it rewarding to contribute towards opportunities for my son and the school community.



I got involved with FABB when my daughter first started reception, so that I could take an active part in her time at the school, she is now in Year 6. I enjoy being part of FABB & the support they give the children and school.

Class Representatives


Rachel Hunt and Mel Rowson


Molly and David Craig


Hannah Crewdson and Ally Gore


Sam Wilsher


Laura Longworth-Riggs


Rachel Mitchell and Sarah McGill


Sarah Hills and Emma Johnson


Claire Hay


Alex Copeland


Caireen Anderson


Currently vacant


Jo Scrimgeour


Karen Robilliard


Jo Olds

T: 01872 273185

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