PTA CCBC Friends


Welcome to the PTA page. CCBC Friends has a Facebook page where you can find all the up to date information on fundraising meetings and events @CommunityCollegePTA like our page to keep up to date with our activities. We also have a notice board just inside the main school entrance with posters of forthcoming events and meetings.

The PTA meets once every half term – the date is always publicised in the College News and on our Facebook page. Everybody is welcome. Senior staff members attend these meetings and we are given an update on school issues and have the opportunity to ask questions in an informal environment.  It is also a way of meeting other parents and hopefully having some fundraising valuable funds that benefit all our children.

In the PTA everyone does what they can, when they can, in whatever way. This might be helping to organise an event, volunteering your time to support events, making cakes or contributing prizes or simply attending the meetings and contributing your ideas. The PTA works closely with the school and raises much needed funds for the Community College – your involvement can really make a difference.

Getting involved in the PTA need not be an arduous task. All parent/carers of a student at the college are automatically members of the PTA. We recently changed the constitution to become a friends of the school association so that we could welcome ex parents, pupils and people from the community to join us so now anyone over 18 who wishes to offer support the school can be nominated by parents or staff to become members of the PTA if accepted by the committee.


Our Team:


Chair: Ms Thomasina Carlyle

Vice ChairMr Reuben Thorley

Secretary: Mrs Dierdre Beavan

Treasurer: Mrs Kathy Dowbiggin

Assistant Treasurer: Mrs Kelly Kirk  


The Purpose of the PTA is:


 To advance the education of pupils in the school by developing relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school and by engaging in activities or providing facilities of equipment which support the school and advance the education of pupils.


The Aims of the PTA are:

  • To raise funds. 
  • To get parents involved in school and to meet other parents. 
  • To provide a service – to help facilitate social activities for pupils and parents. 
  • To raise the profile of the Community College.


Minutes of meetings are sent home to all parents and details of current news and events can be found on the PTA Facebook page: search @CommunityCollegePTA.




The PTA fundraises in a number of different ways: through the annual ‘Gift Aid Day’, raffles and events such as the Christmas Fair and online via Easyfundraising.


If you are a Co-op member you can choose us as your cause and support our students outdoor seating project ( each time you shop in the Co-op - if you are not already a co-op member - you can find out about Co-op membership in-store or online at Help us to help our students - log on today. Phone up or sign in to chose to back our cause - 0800 0234708 we need as much support as we can raise so please chose us as your cause as soon as possible. It wont cost you a penny!




Shop Online and Raise Money for our College.


It’s the easiest way to help raise money for The Community College. If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, Vodafone and eBay then you can sign up for free to raise money while you shop.

You can also use Easyfundraising when booking your holiday over the internet on websites such as Expedia, the, lowcostholidays, cottages4u, and many more.  Check when you are booking to see if you can donate.


How does it work?


You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but first you sign up to Bishop's Castle Community College PT the 'Join Us' button and create your account and use the links on the Easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.

To ensure you don't miss out on any donations to the PTA you can also download a Donation Reminder which will work when you search on the internet.  To enable this tool, click on the following link login to your Easyfundraising account click on the 'Get the Donation Reminder' button and start shopping.

How much can you raise?

Spend £100 with M&S online or Amazon and you raise £2.50 for us.  £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on.  There’s over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.

Many thanks.


PTA Donation: If you would like to make a donation to the PTA please click on the PTA Gift Aid Declaration Download links.



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 Gift Aid Letter                             Gift Aid Declaration


Thank you for supporting our College, we look forward to seeing you at our events.