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These titles are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure you have the most accurate information. Whether you need guidance on current legislation affecting PTAs, are looking for practical tips on how to run an event or simply want reassurance that you are getting it right, we are confident that there will be an Info sheet to assist.

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Everything you need to know about AGMs

Now with downloadable, editable posters to share details of your AGM with the school community.

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How do I find out if my PTA is a Parentkind member?

Call our Member Support Team on 0300 123 5460 with the name and post code of your school, or email your details to

From advice, charity fast tracking and bespoke insurance to special offers, we offer an unrivalled package of support for all PTAs regardless of school and size. Find out more about our member benefits.

Where can I find details of our insurance, developed specially for Parentkind members by Zurich?

Your insurance summary document, along with frequently asked questions about this insurance, can be found on your My account area on the website.  You can access this by logging in, if you haven't already, then clicking the My account button at the top of the page.

Does my PTA need to register as a charity?

In England and Wales it is a legal requirement for organisations engaged in charitable activities, with an annual income of more than £5,000, to register as a charity with the Charity Commission. For more information see Charity Registration - England and Wales

In Northern Ireland it is now a legal requirement for all PTAs to register as a charity, regardless of size or income level, or whether they have already received charitable tax status from HMRC. There are no exceptions or exemptions, and failure to register could result in High Court Action against your PTA committee members.

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