What is the Astor School PTFA and how can you get involved?

Our PTFA is very new, having only been established early in 2018 and has been set up to help organise and support the fund raising events of the school.  We have already run a quiz for the teachers, a boot fair and a Christmas Craft Fair and have lots more events planned so it’s an exciting time to get involved and help your child’s school. Each School department can bid for funds raised to buy those ‘extras’ the budget won’t stretch to.

At the moment the PTFA is run by a very small committee of volunteers.  Moving forward, we would like to register with the Charity Commission and vote in 5 or 6 trustees who look after the finances and admin.  Being a registered charity is hugely beneficial and will enable us to apply for grants but we do need more volunteers.  You don’t have to be on the committee or attend meetings to help the PTFA, any time you can give would be hugely appreciated.

So if you’d like to help out with PTFA fundraising in any way, want to join the committee the next time there’s a vacancy, or just want to be kept up-to-date about what’s going on, please tick the boxes below and hand it in at the School office.  We’re keen to get as many people as possible along to the meetings, so it would also be good to find out what days/times of day are most popular.

Alternatively, if you’d just like to know a little more about future fund raising events and what sort of help the PTFA need, please check our page on the School website regularly and follow us on

Many thanks.

Mr L Kane, Headteacher
Mrs N Lukins, PTFA Chair

The tear-off slip can be found on the Parent Carer sign up document below.

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PTFA Raffle Results 2019

Mr Kane, the headmaster of the college drew the PTFA Grand Christmas Raffle today, 17 December 2019 at approximately 14.15pm.  The winners are as follows:-

1st.     DFDS 2 night return mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam for 2 people. – Rob Hancox

2nd.    £150 Family Photography voucher from Style Photography, Herne Bay – Teresa Sutton

3rd.     DFDS Crossing from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk for up to 9 people in 1 vehicle  -  F Norris

4th.     Family Day Entry to Leeds Castle - Caroline Taylor

5th.      £50 Boden Voucher - Sarah Banks

6th.      £50 voucher for the Ambrette Restaurant in Canterbury - Tania Appleyard

7th.      Family Ticket for Jack & The Beanstalk panto at the Tower Theatre - Bev Jaconelli

8th.      Two Course Lunch for 2 at The Dog at Wingham - Mandy Newman

9th.      Afternoon Tea for 2 at Hythe Imperial - Staff Member

10th.    Two entry passes for Port Lympne Wild Animal Park - Eileen Ellis

11th.    Body Shop gift plus Facials at home with up to 9 friends from Home Pamper Delights - Mrs Kane

12th.    Body Shop facial with up to 5 friends at home from Ali Foster Body Shop Delights - Geoff Marsh

13th.    Dover Leisure Centre Family Month Pass - Staff member

14th.    Family entry Ice Skating ticket at the Port of Dover White Cliffs Christmas Event - Amanda Brown

15th.    £25 voucher for a beauty treatment at Viethouse Spa - Claire Belsey

16th.    30 minute Tranquillity Massage Voucher - Graham Reilly

17th.    Family entry Ticket for Dover Transport Museum - Carole Cotterrill

18th.    Family Ticket for Silverscreen Cinema Dover - Staff member

19th.    Family Ticket for the Scramble Experience at The Wing, Battle of Britain Memorial - Dave Lukins

20th.    Family Ticket for an event at The Quarterhouse, Folkestone - Graham Reilly

21st.    M&S Toiletry Gift Set - Matt Peall

22nd.   A box of 12 Pupcakes from  Sabrina's Pup Treats & Pupcakes.  - Georijs Kotors

The PTFA would like to thank everyone that took part, we raised a total of £907 from the raffle, which will go towards resources and equipment for the benefit of the students.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.