As a parent, grandparent, carer or friend 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 and Christmas Fairs, 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 new school library books, defibrillator (which is available for school as well as the whole local community) and also an all-weather fitness track, an upgrade for the IT suite, 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
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Quizmas time, Yorkshire puddings and wine!
Friends of Deighton Gates would love for you to join us for some festive fun at this years Christmas quiz.
Tickets are priced at £10 per person, and includes a Turkey Yorkshire pudding wrap (veg option available). All profits will help raise funds for the school.
Tickets can be purchased as a team (max 6) or per person (we are happy to help allocate teams if needed). Please email Bookings@dgpta.org with number of places required, and we will then send you an invoice for payment.
Due to capacity, tickets will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.
Looking forward to some Christmas celebrations, drinks and entertainment!
FODG team X
The new name for the PTA is Friends Of Deighton Gates
Thank you to everyone who voted. As you know, each class WhatsApp group was asked to vote on their preferred choice of name. We asked the staff for their opinions too.
A total of 112 votes were cast and Friends of Deighton Gates was the clear winner with 76 votes.
The children were invited to design a new logo. We now have all the entries in and the winner will be decided at the next FoDG meeting.
Lindsey Harrison and Stephanie Wright have both decided to step down as Chair and Co Chair at the end of this school year. A massive thanks to both of them for all their hard work and commitment to the PTA during their tenure. They will both still be involved in the PTA, most specifically Lindsey leading on the Summer Fair next year after such a successful event this year.
Stepping into their shoes, we have a team of 3 Co-Chairs with a view to spreading the workload more evenly going forward. Welcome to the team, Celia Green, Marguerite Procter and Tamsin Day.
Our Summer Fair on Saturday raised £4,221.74!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our first fair since 2019 a big success.
We are very grateful for all the donated teddies/fancy dress/cakes/raffle prizes/chocolate/bottles you sent in. A massive thank you to all those who volunteered before, during or after with gathering raffle prizes, selling tickets, organising, setting up, running stalls and putting away. [Special thanks to Ian who provided the delicious food, and Lucinda Wetherby Face Painting who did the beautiful face-painting].
Thank you to all those who attended on the day – we hope you enjoyed it! If there were any raffle prizes you had your eye on and didn’t win – you will find a list of many of our lovely prize donors, along with our wonderful sponsors below.
The organisation of an event as big as this is no mean feat, and so a huge shout out must be given to our Chair of the PTA, Lindsey Harrison, to Dan Brett and also Steph Wright for giving up so much time to make this event come together.
|Oak Kitchen Graze Boxes|
|Clip N Climb Garforth|
|Buy A Gift|
|Cannon Hall Farm|
|Blu Hair & Pink Beauty|
|The Decorating Centre|
|Castle Gate Stationers|
|Eureka! The National Children's Museum|
|York Foot Golf|
|AC Tennis Coaching|
|Thorp Perrow Arboretum|
|Leap into Learning with Laura|
|Box Prints Art|
|Fivestar Sports Coaching|
|Bar Three Wetherby|
|Ask Italian Wetherby|
|The Bingley Arms|
|Red Lion Wetherby|
|Bloom Baby Classes North Leeds|
|JC Candle Wax Melts|
|The Forge Ripon|
|Dale 2 Swale Glamping|
|Mother Shiptons Cave|
|Tropic with Rosanne|
|AK Family Karate and Fitness|
|Hopscotch Shoe Shop|
|The Gourmet Cafe|
|Luxury for Less|
|Kirstys Flamingo Cards|
|Furnish and Fettle|
|Wetherby Face Painting|
Free ways to help raise funds for the FODG
1. Set Deighton Gates as Your Amazon Smile Charity
It costs you nothing and takes 5 minutes to do and it raises money for the school.
Here's how to do it...(you can download these as a PDF with the link at the end too)
2. 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
3. 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.