Waterside Academy

Welcome to the Waterside Academy PTA!

We would like to welcome you to the Waterside Academy community. As a parent, grandparent or carer of a child at the school you also become a member of the Parent Teacher Association or PTA. The PTA run events in the school to get people together, to have a good time and to help raise funds for the school.

We raise funds in various ways including school discos, fetes and fayres, non uniform days and so on. We use any money we raise to fund the Christmas Panto which visits the children in school each December,  Year 6  leavers books to help store their memories of their time at Waterside and support the school in purchasing resources to make learning interactive, fun and engaging.

We would like to invite you to join in the fun and meet new people from across the school. We have a meeting every now and then in order to plan our events.  Our meetings are informal and held locally.

We welcome help either at the meeting or  with events and all suggestions and new ideas are gratefully received. We are fun and informal so we would welcome support in whatever form you can give.

All events and meetings are published on the school notice boards or on our Facebook Blog at


For new parents we always try and attend  the New to Nursery and Reception meetings in June so do come and have a chat with us. If you would like more information Mrs Powell in the office who will be able to put you in touch with one of our members. We hope you enjoy your time at the school as much as we do.



The PTA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 5th February 2019.  Thank you to all the parents and teachers who took the time to come along and a very big welcome to all the new members joining our team of volunteers.
At the AGM we elected a committee for the year ahead, with some new faces in some of the roles. We are excited to announce the committee and we look forward to a year of great events. Our new committee is: 
Co-chair - Lisa Johnson and Gemma Woods
Vice chair - Rhoda Kemp
Treasurer - Lorraine Robertson
Secretaries - Sarah Grostate and Danielle Robson
Thank you
After a number of years of contributing her time and organizing many events at the school, Katy Healy has resigned from her role as Chair of the PTA. She has helped provide many fun and entertaining events for the children and our school community. Under her able leadership, we have raised a substantial amount of money, which contributes to improving our children's learning environment. Some of our successful events include the Summer and Christmas fetes, year-end discos with a special VIP area for the Year 6 class and an annual pantomime performance at school.  We would like to thank Katy for all her work and enthusiasm she has put into her role - we will miss her business-like but fun approach! 
Upcoming events
TBC and Covid-dependent...

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