Every parent with a child at the school automatically becomes a member of the PMA. It is run by a voluntary body of parents and teachers and headed up by a parent as the Chairman, a position that is usually held for two years but can be longer. The PMA organises a range of activities that both support the school and enable parents to meet socially.
We welcome parents into school at numerous times each term. Our weekly whole school assembly, 'Friday Prayers' is supported by many parents participating in morning worship, celebrating achievements and supporting class assemblies. Regular drop-in mornings are organised, giving parents an opportunity to visit all the classrooms giving an insight into the work of the school. We also welcome parents to support their children and the school at sports matches (both home and away) throughout the term. Tea-time concerts are also an opportunity to support children learning instruments as they perform in a more informal and relaxed setting.
Please click on one of the headings below to read how as a parent and member of the PMA you can be involved in school life.
PMA Committee 2017/2018
|Miss Penelope Kirk||President|
|Emma Bowyer||Co-ordinating Chair|
|Ciara Wright||Autumn Term Event Co-ordinator|
|Kate Mayes||Class Reps Co-ordinator|
|Ciara Wright/Nicky Griffey||Second Hand Uniform Shop|
|Louise Hodson||Staff Representative|
|Kathryn Griffith||Committee Member|
|Jenny Hines||Committee Member|
|Jules Jones||Committee Member|
|Claire Nichols||Committee Member|
|Amy Vincent||Committee Member|
|Jo Jack||Committee Member|
|Lauren Smith||Committee Member|
|Kate Shepherd||Committee Member|
|Andrea Lyndon||Committee Member|
|Katja Osgood||Committee Member|
Prince's Mead Association
For a copy of The Prince's Mead Association Constitution please contact the school.
2017/2018 Class Representatives
- Kate Mayes
- RL - Jo Jack
- Year 1
- 1S - Nickie Windram
- 1W - Becky Gosling
- Year 2
- 2F - Sarah Dryden-Brownlee
- 2H - Lauren Smith
- Year 3
- 3L - Alice Goodwin-Hudson
- 3R - Annie Quinn
- Year 4
- 4L - Claire Barber
- 4M - Katharine Vaughan
- 4Me - Sophie Beardmore-Gray
- Year 5
- 5Jo - Louise Leyland
- 5M - Sarah Fairweather/Sally Redhead
- 5T - Beccy Ford
- Year 6
- 6A - Jennie Crighton
- 6J - Claire Nichols/Ruth Helyar
- 6W - Lucy Thompson/Bryony Blazeby
Second Hand Uniform
TERMS AND CONDITIONSPurpose and Objectives
The Prince’s Mead Association (PMA) is responsible for running the 2nd hand uniform shop (the Shop), which is staffed by volunteers from within the PMA. The purpose of the Shop is to provide an efficient and cost-effective means for parents to sell and/or purchase used stocks of Prince’s Mead uniform and equipment.
Parents will earn 50% of the sale price of any stock sold on their behalf, with payouts being made once a minimum amount of £10 has been earned. The remaining 50% will be for the account of the PMA. Payouts will be made at intervals during each school term. No payouts will be made to parents in relation to any stock which remains unsold after the 2 year maximum stock period has expired, or stocks received unlabelled. The PMA does not guarantee that any uniform or equipment provided by parents to the Shop will be sold.
Arrangements for Delivery of new stock items
(a) Strung labels can be obtained from the Shop, from the School’s reception, or by e-mailing one of the parent contact details below (these will be placed in an envelope and sent home via your child’s school bag). When e-mailing requests for labels please clearly identify the no of labels required and your child’s name and class.
(b) On each label please write down: (i) your full name and phone number; (ii) the item (e.g. jumper or skirt); (iii) the size; (iv) the date.
(c) Tie the label securely to the items and bring into school, depositing them at the Shop when it is open, or in the box labelled for uniforms situated near the Shop.
(d) The item will then be priced and placed for sale in the Shop.
Maximum Duration Stock Held
Uniform stock will be held for a maximum of 2 years from the date first deposited with the Shop, and thereafter the PMA reserve the right to dispose of any stock which remains unsold. No payouts will be made to parents in relation to any stock which remains unsold after the 2 year maximum stock period has expired.
Shop Opening Times
The Shop opening times are published in the Link and on the PMA Noticeboard at the front of the school.
The preferred method of payment is by EFT (Electronic Bank Transfer). You will be notified by email when your account is due to be credited.
Details of addresses, phone numbers and bank accounts will be held securely, and will only be used to process payments to you or to contact you on legitimate Shop business. Your personal information will not be provided to any other third party, other than with your express authorisation for banking purposes only.
Returns and Refunds
Clothing may be taken away to be tried on at home. You will be asked to make payment in advance, but unsuitable items may be returned within 1 week, provided they still have the tag on, have not been worn, and remain in a clean condition.
These terms and conditions may be changed at the discretion of the PMA. Although reasonable care will be taken to ensure that the uniform and equipment provided by parents are kept securely stored and undamaged whilst in the Shop, the uniform and equipment will be left at the Shop or in the receptacles provided by the Shop at the parents' risk. The PMA shall not be liable to the parents for any loss or damage of whatsoever nature suffered by the parents whilst the uniform and equipment are in the Shop or in the receptacles provided by the Shop. The PMA reserves the right to accept or reject uniform or equipment provided by parents if it is not in adequately good condition.
The current PMA Committee is a hard-working but fun-loving group who have children in all year groups at Prince’s Mead. We are always looking to recruit 'new blood’ to the Committee, particularly from parents of children in the lower years. So if you would like to become more involved in Prince’s Mead, meet lots of fellow parents and feel you can contribute in any way, please contact us.
Finally, it is always sad to say good-bye to a long-serving member of staff, but the PMA and Class Representatives are adept at turning tears into merriment by organizing farewells that can be enjoyed by all the family.