National PTA Awards
The National PTA Awards 2023 are a celebration of the time, hard work and dedication that PTAs and supporters volunteer to raise vital funds for the school community.
Our annual awards give PTAs the chance to receive local and national recognition for their achievements and offer the chance to win up to £2,000! Find out more about this year’s National PTA Award winners below.
PTA Fundraising Achievement of the Year Award
About: Recognising and rewarding outstanding fundraising achievement by PTAs. Achievement will not be determined solely by the amount of money raised; other factors will be taken into consideration including the impact of the funds raised, innovation, the strength of the home-school partnership and more.
Primary School Winner: Greystones Primary School
With an increasingly diverse community, the PTA planned an inclusive celebratory Eid fundraiser. With traditional food, clothing and dances observed, and an amazing turnout, it was an Eid to be remembered!
Secondary School Winner: Ilkley Grammar School PTA
Seeking fun events for teenage students, 70 volunteers came forward to host a colour run. Raising almost £4k, the funds supported MHFA training in the school, and crucial resources for the arts department.
PTA Community Initiative of the Year Award
About: This category recognises and rewards PTAs that have undertaken a project or activity that specifically engages the school with the wider community.
Primary School Winner: Alexandra Junior School PTFA
To fundraise beyond the school gates, the PTFA put together a calendar of the community’s pets and furry friends. Making over £1,000 profit, and bringing people together, it was a great success!
Secondary School Winner: Friends of Christ’s College PTA
Striving to promote safety and anti-violence messages, the PTA worked with a steering group to plan events and share important messages with the community.
Changing the Life of the School Award
About: Recognising and rewarding outstanding non-fundraising achievements by PTAs and the effects on the life of the school.
Primary School Winner: Clowne Infant and Nursery PTA
Conscious of the cost-of-living crisis, they’ve worked hard to balance crucial fundraising without placing financial burden on families. Their sustainable fundraising means no child is left behind.
Secondary School Winner: Chetham’s School of Music PTA
They organised a student and parent walk in the Peak District, helping the community escape the city and bond together. The positive impact on the parent community has been incredible.
Champion PTA Award
About: PTAs who demonstrate how they have grown as an association, represented their diverse school and local community or gained credibility from their school and wider community or shown collaboration to enhance the school community are recognised by this award.
Primary School Winner: Friends of St Patrick’s Agahcommon
From a small PTA to a thriving committee, the Friends hosted a free festival for the community, with music and entertainment. Local businesses sponsored the day, and new connections were made between different groups.
Secondary School Winner: Friends of More House
Seeking to end the isolation of parents of children with special educational needs, the Friends organised a suite of diverse events at school, including a proms in the park, with over 100 musicians, and raising over £5,000!
New PTA of the Year Award
About: This category is for newly formed PTAs or PTAs who have relaunched after an absence of 12 months.
Primary School Winner: Friends of Overchurch Infant School
Raising almost £10k in their first year, the Friends have revitalised the community, forming relationships with local businesses, and enriching pupils’ education with iPads, school trips and refurbishments.
Secondary School Winner: Sacred Heart High School Hammersmith PTFA
They reformed in late 2022, and since then have created online secondhand uniform sales whilst engaging closely with the local community. Going from strength to strength, we’re excited to see their next move!
Nation Specific PTA Volunteer of the Year Awards
About: We are looking for that special someone who has shown a high level of commitment or who has volunteered for their PTA in difficult circumstances.
England PTA Volunteer of the Year Award: Nolan O’Connor – Fielding Primary PTFA
A committed volunteer for 5 years, Nolan goes above and beyond to support the community. Showing exceptional leadership skills, bringing people together and building strong relationships, his PTFA say he is a superhero!
Wales PTA Volunteer of the Year Award: Lauren Edwards – Ffrindiau Ysgol Blaenau
With a background in banking, she has a head for figures, and is a keen people person. As an ex-pupil, she fought hard to keep the school open, and continues to show that determination across her second year in the PTFA.
National PTA Volunteer of the Year Award
About: The recipient of this award will be chosen from the winners of each nation’s Volunteer of the Year Award.
Winner: Lauren Edwards – Ffrindiau Ysgol Blaenau
Nation Specific Awards
All PTAs are stars! That is why we are crowning a PTA from each nation ‘PTA of the Year’.
England PTA of the Year Primary School Winner: Marshgate Primary School PSA
For going above and beyond to make their PSA inclusive of their diverse community and embracing families that joined the school during the covid year. And of course, letting mums put their feet up on Mother’s Day.
Secondary School Winner: CWLC PTA
For their innovation in providing an eco-friendly and sustainable pre-loved Prom attire hire service, ensuring an inclusive event, CWLC PTA show what’s possible when great minds come together in service of good causes!
Wales PTA of the Year Winner: Glyncollen Primary School PTA
Planning a Christmas Fete in just six weeks, with free entries and hot drinks, their incredible work raised over £2,600. An inspiration to PTAs everywhere.
Northern Ireland PTA of the Year Winner: St Patrick’s Agahcommon
For their collaboration with local organisations and businesses to bridge a gap in their community, and ensure cohesion and inclusivity between different groups, they’ve truly earned this accolade.
National PTA of the Year Award
The ultimate accolade has been awarded to the PTA who best encapsulates the ethos of a PTA and their contribution to the school and/or wider community.
UK PTA of the Year Award Winner: Clowne Infant and Nursery PTA
The cost-of-living crisis affects everyone, and has hit some schools particularly hard. This PTA proved that it’s possible to fundraise effectively without disadvantaging families, meaning no child gets left behind.
The winning PTA was chosen by our panel of judges from the winners of the main award categories (excluding Nation Specific Awards and National Volunteer of the Year Award).