As a parent, grandparent, carer, friend or neighbour of a Deighton Gates child, you are welcomed to the family that is the "Friends of Deighton Gates".
Formerly known as the PTA, we hold monthly meetings and everyone is encouraged to attend and share ideas on how to raise vital funds for our children. It’s also a good place to have a cuppa and chat! The more people we have as active members the easier it is to fundraise, organise family events and develop new ideas for future events.
We hold regular, very popular events such as our summer fairs, Christmas Quizzes, school discos and bake sales hosted by the year groups. We have been very lucky with fantastic support from local community to hold regular raffles with prizes that have included a glamping holiday, tickets to Leeds United, voucher for photoshoots, beauty treatment and the list goes on!
The success of these events has been down to the amazing support we get from parents and friends of the school. Families have realised that these events raise money for the school and as importantly they are great fun!!
In recent years the money we have raised has funded an upgraded IT suite, a fully re-furbished Sensory Room, our all-weather fitness track, new school library books, defibrillator (which is available for school as well as the whole local community) and also an Imagination Playground resource, classroom smart-boards, microphone / speaker system and much more.
The Friends of Deighton Gates also provides every child with a reading folder to start school with and a gift to remember their time here when they leave for high school.
The events are a great opportunity for you and your child to socialise with other parents, staff and members of the school community. They are great days and nights out for everyone who attends.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
Meetings are generally held from 8pm in the school conference room. Online MS Teams links are also available for people to dial in. Joining info available in the week prior to the meeting or email us at email@example.com.
Deighton Gates Summer Fair 2023
Our 2023 Summer Fair raised an unbelievable £4,721.64
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this year’s fair such a success!
We are very grateful for all the donated cakes/chocolate & bottles/teddies/fancy dress and books you sent in!
We were so lucky again to have Ian and his helpers providing the delicious food for us - a huge thank you to the Kendrew team!
A massive thank you to all those teachers/parents/grandparents/children and friends who volunteered before, during or after with setting up, running stalls, first aiding, performing/entertaining, tidying away, creating the graphics, organising raffle prizes and selling tickets.
Thanks to our sponsors, stall holders and performers:
And special thanks to our Summer Fair Team, who’ve worked so hard for months to create this wonderful community event.
Finally, thank you to all those who attended on the day – we hope you enjoyed it.
See you next year!!
Free ways to help raise funds for the FODG
1. Sign up to easyfundraising
Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for the FoDG. Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.
Click this link to sign up - Friends of Deighton Gates - Wetherby Fundraising | Easyfundraising
2. Recycled clothes and shoes:
We have a recycled clothes and shoe bin in the school car park for items that are no longer fit to wear. Please bring in any unwanted items (in bags) as they all help raise money for our school.
If you have any questions, or want to get involved, please contact us - we always welcome new faces and new ideas! You can contact us via the form below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to any meetings.