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The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and FOMM (Friends of Mary Mags), comprise of a group of parents, carers, staff and friends who volunteer their time and effort to organise fundraising events for the school.

Every year we hold a number of events including; Summer & Christmas Fairs, Valentines, Leavers & Christmas Discos, as well as cake sales & film nights and are always open to any suggestions! The best news is that we have a lot of fun doing it and 100% of the profits go to benefit the school and your children! 

We have provided the school with books, for which we received some beautiful and touching thank you letters from the children! The school bags and books that your child received as a welcome gift were also funded by the PTA. We have also helped to fund equipment for the classrooms and items from teacher's wish lists!

We also helped to fund a major school project; the redevelopment of the lower playground and are very proud of how successful that makeover has been!  The children think it's great fun and love using it!                                    

We will  contact you throughout the year with information regarding planned events and requesting support where possible.  Look out for news from us in the weekly newsletter & via SchoolPing.  It’s very easy to get involved; bake stuff, buy stuff, come to events, volunteer your time and skills.  Doing one small thing can make a big difference and every contribution of time and effort is gratefully received and appreciated by the children when they reap the rewards of our efforts!  

We will hold open meetings throughout the year so please come along and share your ideas and enthusiasm for this beautiful school and it's amazing children! (Biscuits always provided!)

This year we are utilising the idea of ‘class reps’ in order to increase the support for the PTA and improve the parent communication and input into planned events and new ideas. This is a great way of meeting other parents and becoming more involved in the school community. If this is something you would be interested in doing please let the PTA Chair or the office know.

We are always looking for help, suggestions, ideas and volunteers so please get involved, whatever contribution you can make will make a difference!



  • Can you spare some time to attend meetings (usually after school for about an hour once fortnightly)?
  • Can you help out at events? We’d love to get as many parents/grandparents/carers etc. as possible involved, it’s fun and the kids love to see you there.

St. Mary's Magdalen's is full of wonderful and very talented children. The staff here do a fantastic job in nurturing them and following their progress each day and throughout the school year.

We are also asking for parents to come forward and possibly give some time to the school. It really does not matter how much. Half an hour, an hour, three hours, all day! A small amount of your time could make a huge difference to child who needs just a little special time. How wonderful if you could give it.

It is an incredibly rewarding experience to see the change in a child in a relatively short space of time.   

We welcome volunteers at St Mary Magdalen's CP School & Nursery and try to match the needs of the school with the skills or interests of the volunteer.  We ask that volunteers can commit to a regular time slot every week or fortnight so teachers can prepare for their visit.  Priority is given to those who are undertaking training to work in a school setting.  Parents & carers would not be asked to volunteer in the same class as their child or relative.  Volunteers support the class teacher and would not be asked to work alone with children.

Volunteers would be asked to provide:

Information about their course/course requirements
An up to date CV
A list 99 clearance
If you wish to volunteer at our school, please email the school office at office@stmarymags.brighton-hove.sch.uk, telephone 01273-327533, or speak directly to a member of the PTA.

Thank you for your interest.

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