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How the PTA supports the School

What the PTA have funded since September 2021 


  • Contributed over £7000 to refurbishment of both campus' libraries
  • Woodwork safe storage containers for tools for the new Woodwork curriculum being offered
  • Magazine subscriptions 
  • Outdoor Clocks for both sites
  • Bookmarks for all children as a thank you for the Readathon sponsorship
  • WOW visitors for the whole school - currently this has been for a planetarium visit for years 5 & 6 but over the next 2 years this will include an Animal experience for year 3/4, the Raptor foundation for years 1 & 2 and a reptile experience for Reception.
  • Replaced Hardwick Campus' outdoor drama area
  • Every class received £50 to spend as the children wished on classroom fun! 
  • Wet playtime games
  • Outdoor Sports equipment replaced

Over the last 4 years the PTA has funded the following across both Campus with the money raised through our fundraising efforts and the generous support from all the families at our schools.


  • Plants for all classes and communal areas to help improve air quality and wellbeing of staff and children 
  • Woodwork benches for Early years at both sites
  • Thanks to EasiGrass Cambridge for the donation of artificial grass we have helped with creating outdoor reading areas in Reception and nursery at Cambourne & Reception at Hardwick
  • Beanbags to improve the outdoor reading area at Hardwick
  • General playground improvements at Hardwick
  • Sports equipment at both sites 
  • Library improvements at both sites
  • 5 x Picnic benches at Hardwick
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • We have completed the work on the outdoor drama area at Cambourne after receiving a further grant from Taylor Wimpey to complete the works and Brindsley Heritage LTD.
  •  Clocks for all classrooms and communal areas
  • Cameras and memory cards for those that have needed replacements 
  •  Storage container at Cambourne 
  • SumDog 
  • Literacy Prizes 
  • Puddle suits for Reception children at Cambourne 
  • Recycle bins at Hardwick
  • Buddy Signs at both sites 
  • Buddy benches at both sites 
  • Mediator bibs at both sites 
  • Additional sports equipment for both sites
  • Literacy support across both campus'
  •  Every class has been given £25 from the 5p challenge to spend
  •  Language Nuts Subscription for 18 Months 
  • Library area improvements at Cambourne 
  •  Reading areas within Classrooms - new rugs and look out for the very popular Bean Pod Chairs! 
  • Sound Stations at both sites for KS1, SEN and Early Years - helping with reading, vocab, speaking and listening skills  
  •  Music Trolleys and Music Stands at Cambourne 
  • Storage at Cambourne 
  • Litter pickers to assist with "Trash Attack" Golden Morning 
  •  2 x Replacement Laminators 
  •  13 x Ipads with cases and set-up to be rolled out to all KS2 at both sites.  A further 10 will follow for KS1 and Early Years 
  • Trim Trail Cambourne Campus
  • Trim Trail Hardwick Campus
  • Shed Hardwick Campus
  • Books totalling over £4500 across both sites
  • Library improvements Hardwick Campus
  • Reading areas at both sites within classrooms
  • Writing Stations in Reception and KS1 at both sites
  • South Cambridgeshire Sports Partnership
  • Language Nuts Subscription
  • Reception outdoor area improvements Cambourne Campus
  • Sum-Dog Subscription
  • Times Tables Bookmarks for Year 2 at both sites
  • Christmas Parties for all classes
  • Trees at Cambourne Campus
  • Outdoor area improvements at Hardwick Campus
  • Reception bags for incoming Reception Children
  • Leavers gifts for all year 6 Children
  • Gardening Club equipment
  • Sports Day refreshments for the Children
  • School Council - assistance with outdoor play equipment to encourage calm playtimes
  • Speakers for both sites - Disco Playtimes for the children to enjoy
  • Giant Outdoor play equipment - Chess/Jenga/Connect 4 and Draughts
  • ICT improvements across both sites
  • KS1 Water tables
  • Visualisers in all classrooms



Outdoor Drama area at Hardwick replaced with thanks to James Wakeling Gardening Services, The Hill Group for their generous donation and parent volunteers

Reception Children planted Trees for The Queens Platinum Jubilee which was part of the The Queens Green Canopy initiative. We were awarded these trees in March 2022

All children received a School branded bookmark as a thankyou for taking part in our Sponsored readathon

Reception children have had fun making aeroplanes and people using the PTA funded woodwork benches!

Cambourne Outdoor Drama Area - This was completed over the summer of 2021, thanks to Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Brindsley Heritage Limited, Hibbitt Masonry & HCCPS PTA members and their families.

Hardwick Reception receives a make over! PTA volunteers along with staff painted the Reception class room at Hardwick

Photos of some of the funded projects

Requests from the children

Preparation groundworks for the Shipping Container unit at Cambourne - with thanks to Peter Hudson and Reiner Schulte for giving up their time over the half term break

Cambourne Shipping Container arrives! There will also be a Golden Morning project in the Summer to paint it.