There are so many financial pressures on schools budgets at the moment. The news is quite depressing and the thought that we could have our budgets cut even further by 2020 is one of the many things I think about at 'silly o'oclock' in the morning! For small rural schools like us it is even more important that we have a really active PTA. We are so lucky at Aston Rowant because we have such a wonderful dedicated team of volunteers who work tirelessly to raise money for our school. Without these funds we wouldn't be able to buy some of our basic equipment and resources let alone items off our wish list! We are currently fundraising to improve our outdoor learning and to work towards replacing our soft play area. if you are able to help with any aspects of the PTA please contact Pavlina Newman our Chair of PTA at the school office.