Welcome to The Lower Park PTA. Thank you for visiting our page. For current and prospective parents who have heard about the PTA, seen us in action, or just want to know more, you’ll find all you need to know right here.


What is the PTA?

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) plays a vital role in raising money for equipment, initiatives and activities that will enhance our children’s school experience. As well as raising money, the PTA also plays a vital link between parents and school, helping foster the feeling of ‘family’ that Lower Park is known for, and also aiming to make parents’ lives that little bit easier.

Who is part of the PTA?

The PTA is made up of a Committee of volunteers who hold the roles of responsibility, and they are supported by a wider group of other volunteer parents who give anything from a few minutes to many hours of their time to plan and deliver our calendar of events (think Movie Nights, Quiz Night, Christmas Fair and many more).

We are always keen for more help, so we would love you to get involved! We are all just busy parents who have many other commitments and struggle for time, but who feel passionately about supporting their children’s school and love getting together over a glass of wine to plan events together. We have a lot of fun!

The PTA Committee

Firstly a thank you to Charlie Guy, and Ellen Little, who stepped back last year from their roles as Chair and Treasurer; thank you both for your hard work and efforts in making the PTA a success.

This year’s Committee

  • Chair: Shauna Silcock
  • Vice Chair: Lis Pearce Halpin
  • Secretary: Becky Eagland
  • Treasurer: Emma Adlington
  • Vice Treasurer: Charlie Guy


What are we raising money for?

With the current financial climate in mind and the desire to provide an exciting environment for our children, the PTA has so far provided the funds for:

  • Science Day Workshops for the whole school
  • Lego Workshops for the whole school
  • Drum Workshop
  • Online Safety Workshop
  • Y6 Crucial Crew Workshop
  • A budget for each classroom for teachers to spend as they see fit
  • The PTA also supports the School’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) budget


Alongside continued funding for workshops, equipment and initiatives such as these, we are also in conversation with the School about what larger investments they would like to be able to make if they had the funds, and how we can support them on those through our fundraising, over the next few years.

Upcoming events

  • Lotto! The Lower Park Lotto is drawn every month. It costs only £2/month to take part, and you’re in with a chance of winning a £25 first prize, £15 second prize, or £10 third prize, each month. If you’d like to take part, drop us a line on email.
  • 22nd April: PTA meeting at School
  • Tues 26th April: Ladies Fashion Show
    • An evening full of fun and laughter with some amazing clothes!
    • Event taking place at school; tickets on sale soon via a link on School Spider or from the Office. £15pp inc entrance, glass of wine or prosecco, cheese board and lots of fun!
    • Or if you’d like to help, we’re having a meetup at Vinehop on Sat 16th March 7pm - everyone welcome.
    • Contact: Andrea Airey
  • Sat 11th May: Bingo night
    • Bringing the school community together with evening of Bingo and games for all the family
    • Fish and chip tea, BYO drinks
    • Taking place at School; tickets on sale after Easter
    • Contact: Zoë Clark
  • Sat 18th May: Plant Sale
    • Now in its 21st year, our annual Community Plant Sale supplies high quality plants to the whole of Poynton.
    • With many Poynton residents looking forward to receiving their orders, we always need plenty of volunteers to deliver order form leaflets, and also help on the day to prepare orders and deliver them locally.
    • Contact: Becky Eagland
  • Sat 29th June: Summer Fair
    • A family day out that is currently at planning stage. If you’d like to get involved then please grab one of us in the playground!
    • Contact: Shauna Silcock or Amy Billing
  • AGM - date TBC - usually in September


Getting involved

We often hear parents say they thought about getting involved or wanted to but couldn’t make the meeting or just weren’t sure….. If you are at all minded to help out in any small way, please do get in touch, all welcome! We’re contactable on the following:

  • At the school gates at pick-up/drop off – please just come and say hi!
  • Email:
  • Facebook (Lower Park PTA Information and Events): Facebook link
  • Or just come along to our next meeting (22nd April, 6pm at School).