PTA Information

Verulam PTA Lottery Winners

This first Autumn Term lottery draw took place live in school last week. Thanks to sixth form student Sam Ellis for drawing the lucky numbers as follows:

1st Prize £110 Tracey Plummer
2nd Prize £80 Sarah Mistry
3rd Prize £40 Julie Williams

You can take part by making a one off donation (£10 minimum) or monthly subscription (from £5 per month). 50% of donations are allocated to the prize draw twice per term with 50% allocated to PTA funds. You can find more details here on the PTA webpage. Thanks to Nicky Thomas and Jeff Seymour for their ongoing support.

Verulam School St Albans HertfordshireHaving a clear out over half term?

If you are planning a clear out over the holidays we can help you dispose of your cast off/out grown uniform and other clothing while you help us to raise money for the school.

Second Hand uniform sale – Saturday 10th November

The next second hand uniform sale will be held on the first Saturday after Half Term, Saturday 10th November from 10.30-11.30 in the school dining hall. Come along and stock up on jumpers for the cold weather and/or donate any out-grown good quality uniform either during the sale, or at Reception during the week.

Happy School Bag – other unwanted clothes collection Friday 14th December :

Happy School Bag offers schools the opportunity to raise funds, help the environment and enable disadvantaged people to afford clothes by keeping valuable reusable resources out of landfill. If you are having a clear out please keep us in mind! All you need to do is fill black bags with the following items and bring them into school for collection on 14th December (further details to follow), where the bags will be collected, weighed and the school paid 60 pence per kilo. Happy School Bags accept the following items:

Reusable clean and dry clothes Reusable paired shoes and footwear Handbags, Belts & accessories
Soft toys (Teddies)
Bed linen

Planning Ahead for Christmas?

If you’ve started thinking ahead to Christmas, here are a couple of ways to support the PTA while you shop on line or locally

Shopping On-Line?

Every time you shop using easyfundraising the 3000 participating retailers donate a percentage of what you spend to Verulam School PTA to say thank you. 20 parents have signed up since May (thank you!) helping to raise £ 400 in just 4-5 months – taking the total raised to date to £1400 with just 83 participants. It’s really simple, doesn’t cost you anything and there is an app to make it even easier. Please visit the PTA website at to sign up for free and start shopping – it’s as simple as that.

Shopping locally? Chloe James Fundraiser – Friday 23rd November

On Friday 23 November from 12:30 – 2:30pm Chloe James ( if you don’t know it – a lovely boutique shop opposite Cote near the Clock Tower) will be hosting a Christmas shopping event for Verulam PTA. While we get ahead on our gift buying they will provide festive fizz and mince pies and will also donate 10% of everything purchased to the Verulam PTA. Thanks to Emily Kennedy for organising.

Finally if you are interested in supporting the PTA please contact me at [email protected] and in the meantime we wish you all an enjoyable Half Term.

Julie Williams

PTA Chair

For advice regarding gaining a place at Verulam School for your son via the Continuing Interest process, or for queries regarding appeals, please contact Ms K Bonass on 01727 754102 or [email protected]

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