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Dear All,

We are writing to let you know that we are stepping down as co-chairs of the PTFA. We've very much enjoyed our time helping to fundraise for the school, but as one of us has recently become co-Chair of Governors and the other no longer has a child attending the school, we feel it's time to move on. The great news is that two fantastic new Co-Chairs have already stepped up to take over: Laura Young and Michelle Humphrey. They have lots of plans already, but will need support from as many parents as possible to put them into action. The rest of the PTFA committee (Jonathan Campbell, Treasurer; Anna Goymer, Secretary; Kathryn Wallace, Events Co-ordinator) are stating on for the time being, but the PTFA is actively seeking new volunteers to take over some of these roles or help in other ways.

Thanks again for all your support over the years-it really makes a difference to the school and the children. Please keep up the great team effort!

Patrick Goymer & Emma Dorsett-Wheeley.



Earl Soham School has a very active Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), which raises funds to support the school and helps to maintain a strong sense of community. In the last few years we have enabled the school to buy new learning and play equipment, have supported coach travel for school trips, and have purchased Christmas, Easter and leavers’ gifts for the children. We run regular fundraising events, as well as non-fundraising events such as the Christmas party for the children. We are always keen for new volunteers to join the PTFA committee or to organise individual events – please contact Patrick Goymer for details (




If you shop online, you can support the school by using to access a large range of well-known internet shopping sites, or you can use for all your Amazon purchases. Shopping via these sites having registered the PTFA as your chosen charity will automatically result in a donation to the PTFA.


Some supporters like to donate a regular monthly amount to the PTFA via a standing order. These are very easy to set up, and you can get the necessary bank details by contacting Patrick Goymer (

We have a secondhand book exchange next to the school office to raise money for the PTFA. Please donate any adult or children’s books that you have finished with, and then please donate 50p into the box if you take another one.


Quiz night

Christmas Fayre

Second hand uniform shop




Christmas cards & mugs from Cauliflower Cards

Friday 24th September 2021-welcome event

Two successful online quizzes

December – Children’s Christmas Party

Sponsored silence

Halloween pumpkin carving competition



PTFA Volunteers (2021-2022)

Patrick Goymer & Emma Dorsett-Wheeley Co-chairs

Jonathan Campbell-treasurer

Anna Goymer-secretary

Kathryn Wallace & Carl Eastwood-volunteers


PTFA Volunteers (2018-2019)

Patrick Goymer, Jonathan Campbell, Anna Goymer, Emma Dorsett-Wheeley, Kathryn Wallace, Kylie Robinson, Carl Eastwood, Stephanie Sands.


The PTFA is a registered charity, no. 1056384, and a member of Parentkind.



We are setting up a PTFA second hand uniform shop and we are looking for donations of all your pre-loved uniform, that we can sell on (for a small charge) in aid of the School PTFA. The uniform shop will be open at the end of every half term but can be accessed via email at any time. More details on this to follow once the donations have been organised. Please could donations be in school by Friday 8th October 2021 with all name tags removed.


The PTFA raises money throughout the year to help the school support the children's education. We contribute to the cost of school trips so that the coach travel is free, have recently enabled the purchase of critical IT equipment, and put on Christmas and leavers' events for the children. Your support is what makes it all happen