St. Mary's

C.E. Primary School

'Shining Brighter and Brighter' Proverbs 4:18

School Association

Help to raise money for the school

St Mary’s School Association (SMSA) is a charitable organisation to which all parents of children at the school automatically belong. It is run by a committee of parents in their free time. It seeks to:

  • provide much-needed funds to the school by fundraising, primarily through running events at the school;

  • create fun activities, involving all parents and children, helping build the School community; and

  • work with the staff to decide how best to spend the money raised.

New members are always welcome as they bring fresh ideas and many hands make light work.

The two main events in the calendar are the Christmas Fayre in December and the Spring/Summer Fayre, but we run many more events through the year, such as film clubs, cake sales, quiz night, discos and more.

Getting involved is a great way to meet other parents and you don’t have to become a committee member to help. The SMSA is always on the lookout for volunteers who are willing to help out at our events: even if you can only give a little time, it is always appreciated. If you feel you can help, please contact a member of the School Association.

If you need to contact the SMSA then please speak to one of us or email us on

How You Can Help With Fundraising

Treat Fridays

Each class has one or two Treat Fridays per year and the money raised, from the first of these, goes directly back into that particular year’s classroom. The second Treat Friday’s money goes into the School Association’s general fund. It’s a really simple way to support your child’s class, and the School in general, from as little as 50p.

Woods Garden Centre, Berkhamsted

If you purchase anything in Woods (excluding vouchers), please keep your receipt and put it in the School Association pocket. As soon as we have receipts that amount to £100, Woods will exchange these for a £25 voucher for our School.

Old Mobile Phones

Please give any unwanted mobiles phones (whether they work or not) to a member of the School Association. We can then have these recycled and a cash amount donated to our School.

Amazon Smile

You can easily raise funds for the school while shopping with Amazon. If you follow the link you will raise money for the School Association every time you shop via Amazon Smile, and it all adds up! You can log in using your normal Amazon details, access the full site and raise money for the school at the same time.

EasyFundraising makes it really easy to raise funds for a cause. All you have to do, once registered, is to remember to visit before you shop online to keep collecting donations for your cause. Every time that you are going to make an online purchase, just visit the EasyFundraising site to see if the retailer you are using is part of their scheme – most are! Then a percentage of your order value will be donated to the school’s cause via EasyFundraising.

Register on the EasyFundraising website here to fundraise for St Mary’

Supermarket Vouchers

We have a Supermarket Voucher scheme in place with Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose/John Lewis. It works by buying vouchers in advance to spend with the supermarkets in store (in some cases online too) and our School receives a percentage back of the voucher value as a donation. This is run by Rowan Bell (Mum to Emily and James at the school) and once set up you could raise up to £8 for every £100 you spend. A really great way to get involved this year is to save as little as £10 a month in the Christmas Club and receive vouchers just before Christmas. You can also get vouchers on a regular basis and even create a standing order to make things simple. If you would like to know more about how the scheme works please contact a member of the School Association or Rowan Bell directly.

Company Match Funding

Match Giving, or Match Funding, is a simple way of maximising your own individual fundraising efforts for our School. It is an arrangement between a company and their employee. Not all companies offer matched funding, but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount you raise or donate to a charity. Find out if your employer takes part in Match Funding and how they require proof of fundraising – most will accept a letter on headed paper which we can easily provide you with if you speak to a School Association member.

Scooters for Schools

If you’re buying scooters or accessories from you can earn money or scooters for the School by entering the code 117424.

Know Your School Association Members

Chair: Clare Brazil

Secretary: Sophie Clark

Treasurer: Savanna Scott

Thank you for taking the time to read this and again for your continued support.

Kind Regards,

St. Mary’s School Association