John Stainer

How can you get involved – PTA [Friends of John Stainer]

We keep parents/carers well informed by our website and weekly newsletter and invite all interested parties to be involved in their children’s education by way of individual consultations, responding to annual questionnaire as well as attending our many exhibitions and special assemblies. Parents are very active in our school, running the orchestra, choirs, and helping us out on trips (see our Parental Involvement policy below). 

We have a friendly, active PTA group, which has a yearly timetable of activities to raise money for various projects. We are always very keen to have new members and dates for each meeting are in the newsletter or put up with the minutes on the website.

There are many ways in which parents/carers support the work of the school. You might be able to help out in one of our PTA events – face painting, selling things, manning the bouncy castle, putting temporary tattoos on, making food etc, all offers of help are very welcome! 

 If you have an interest and would like to be involved with the PTA please contact

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Friends of John Stainer with easyfundraising?

There are over 6,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Click the image above or go to and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Friends of John Stainer at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

Lastly you can shop using for business purchases too. If you run a business or know a business owner who would be a supporter please direct them to our website.

How to raise free donations using the easyfundraising app


There are no catches or hidden charges and Friends of John Stainer will be really grateful for your donations.

ALSO, install the Donation Reminder – it will give you an alert whenever you visit a shop or site that donates. You can then activate the donation in one click! It’s completely FREE, so please get it now to make sure you never miss a donation for us! 

A note about Amazon and eBay

If you're shopping with Amazon and eBay always make sure your basket is empty before you start shopping and remember to go through the easyfundraising website or app to get to their websites. If you have the Donation Reminder it won't be able to tell you when a donation is available at these two great sites.

How to collect donations at Amazon and eBay:

1. Start at easyfundraising
Before you add anything to your basket, go to the easyfundraising website or app and search for Amazon or eBay.

2. Go shopping
easyfundraising will take you to their website - everything is exactly the same, even the price!


You may also see opportunities to donate to the John Stainer Community by clicking the image below below. This was set up by Claire Rowland and the funding is currently being held by the FOJS to support children across the school. 

Thank you for your support.


 This page was last updated on 9th September 2023