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Garden Suburb Infant School

How we raise money


The majority of our funds are raised through the events which we organise. We aim to do at least one event each term. Events have included a treasure hunt through Big Wood, a disco, movie night, our very popular and successful International Food Fair and one of the childrens' favourites, the Seasonal Fair, where the children have the opportunity to do their own shopping for their friends and family! Summer Camp, where families camp overnight in our field, is a truly memorable event! All of these events have proved extremely popular and are also excellent money raisers for our school.


Donations (not just money!)

Donations are also an important part of our fund-raising. This can be in the form of offering prizes for our raffle competitions, passing old school uniform onto the PTA for our nearly new sales or simply by donating money to the school for particular events.


Links with the Local Community

We have over the years developed strong links with our local community and businesses. Many of our local shops are very generous in raffle prizes, refreshments and in sponsoring tables for events such as the quiz night. We are extremely grateful to them and it has a huge impact on our fundraising.


PTA Fundraising during a Pandemic!

The PTA fundraising events we usually hold in school have, of course, been impacted by the current restrictions. As a school, we are struggling to balance our budget, and fundraising is an important source of income when it comes to enhancing our environment and the activities we can offer. Do please read on to find out about alternative fundraising initiatives that are in place:

Gift aid donation 

An alternative way to donate to the PTA is through a Gift Aid donation (which is mainly used for the larger projects in school). We run a scheme where parents can donate on a regular basis, or as a one off and for every £1 donated we are able to claim an additional 25p from the government if the donor is a UK tax payer.
If you would like to set up a regular donation (even £5 a month can make a huge difference and spreads the cost - a projected income allows the school to continue more long term projects) then please either download A Gift Aid Form and return it to the school office, or parents can email us at to receive an online form through Parentmail - we advise setting up a standing order so you are fully in control of your donation.
Alternatively, parents can make donations in Parentmail through the Shop – the amount is set up for £10, however you have the option to add in a further donation over and above this to any amount of your choosing.


Enter for just £1 a week and be in with a chance of winning £25,000. There is a weekly cash prize too and the draw takes place every Saturday night at 8pm and the winner will be notified by email.

There are also regular chances to win exciting prizes such gaming bundles, tickets to events and so much more!

The lottery has been set up specifically to raise money and make a difference for our children and all money raised is split between the Infant and Junior Schools.

For more information Click Here

To sign up to the GSS lottery please follow this link

You’ve got to be in it to win it – GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

amazon - donate for free while shopping! 

The Infant School PTA is a named charity on - it is easy to set your Amazon account so that each time you make a purchase a donation is made by Amazon to the charity – at no additional cost to you! 

To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to on your web browser and, if you already have an account, log in with your normal details or create an account. If you use the App activate AmazonSmile on your iOS or Android phone (found under ‘settings’ on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.

For further information and guidance please go to 

With online shopping on the rise, especially with the lockdown restrictions in place, this is a really good way to support the school at no additional cost to yourselves.

stikins name labels

We all know how important it is to label the children’s clothes and other items they bring to school to ensure that they get returned when misplaced.

The PTA have arranged a special offer with the online supplier STIKINS who give a 30% donation to the School PTA for every order made – again at no cost to you. They provide stick-on name labels for clothes, shoes, lunchboxes and all the other items that need them.

To make an order just Click Here to be taken to the website ordering page - making sure that the school fundraising number 7728 is in the box at the bottom of the order page.