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Welcome to the Downshire Primary School PTA!

Downshire PTA is a fundraising committee comprising parents and teaching staff who meet around 8 times during the year to chat through ideas and plan events, at which we also help out. Last year we raised an amazing £15,000 for the school and all its pupils, and had lots of fun doing so!

The money raised last year will be used to:

  • Provide an Internet Security Meeting for all parents on 9th November 2016.
  • Provide Spanish and French lessons for our pupils.
  • The purchase of 32 pupil ipads.
  • The installation of additional stage lighting and sound equipment.

These projects would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of our PTA Committee and the tremendous support and generosity of you, the parents.


The committee occasionally relies on the help of volunteers, because for some events there just aren’t enough of us to go round. We welcome help with such things as baking buns, designing flyers, raising sponsorship and manning stalls/tables at our discos and fairs.

Being involved with the PTA, either as a committee member or by volunteering to help at events is a unique opportunity to get an insight into the environment in which your children learn and play on a daily basis. It is a relaxed and sociable way of making a valuable contribution to your child's education.


No qualifications are required. We need all sorts of people with all kinds of skills.

If you would like to get involved, simply email Sarah Scott at

Upcoming fundraising events: 


Summer Term  -  Ned and Ruby's Copper Collection

2 June  -  Golf Day at Rockmount Golf Club

22 June  -  BBQ and Treasure Hunt

Wanted Poster Competition