We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and current Hoe Valley families. As PTA members we work with the school and local community to raise funds for additional school resources and we also organise social activities throughout the school year. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team of parents, guardians and teachers who want to make a positive contribution to school life.

We know many of you will have had your fair share of cupcake baking, burger flipping and Pimms and lemonade serving at your children’s primary school fundraisers, and that joining secondary school probably made you breathe a huge sigh of relief. As parents we recognise that at secondary school a PTA needs to offer something a bit different, so we aim to find inventive ways of supporting the school both financially and in other ways that are effective, fun and much less onerous on your time.

At Hoe Valley, the PTA warmly welcomes new members, whether it is to help out when they can at PTA supported events, attend PTA meetings or stand in one of the committee positions. Remember that getting involved is a great way to meet other like-minded parents while building a strong school community. We’re also open to any suggestions for fundraising or social activities you may have. Inspiration is always needed!

If you run your own business, please consider sponsoring a school event or one of our sports teams. If you are employed, find out if your employer could donate a gift or voucher as a raffle prize.

Second-hand uniforms

One of the PTA’s responsibilities is to collect and sell second-hand uniforms. Stock availability changes throughout the year as we are reliant on donations. If you have uniform items to donate, please drop them off at the school reception in a bag labelled ‘Hoe Valley School PTA’. We resell all items that are in fair to good condition with prices available on request. Please email


Get Involved!

Our reformed PTA is gathering momentum with some exciting ideas under development – more details to follow shortly!


If you are interested in joining our PTA, please contact us at
Look out for upcoming events and fundraisers in our weekly school newsletter.


Mike Bartlett

PTA Chair Person