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New play equipment and happy childre
Pupil using an interactive whiteboard
New play equipment and happy children

The focus of our fundraising over the past couple of years has been The Playground Appeal where we were set the ambitious task of raising £70,000 to update the playgrounds at both Worrall Road and Lower Redland Road.

Amazingly, with a lot of hard work and support from parents and carers at St John’s we achieved this target within 2 years and the children have been enjoying their new exciting and stimulating playgrounds.

Over the years the PTA has also funded many other things;

  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Learning resources and play equipment
  • Library books
  • Other regular commitments such as a Classroom and Special Educational Needs allowance

The Acorn Fund

The Acorn Fund is an easy way of donating money to the St John’s School PTA who raise money to fund vital resources and equipment for the school.  This letter from Mr Hoye provides more information about how the Acorn Fund works and why  it is so needed – including our exciting plans for redevelopment of the Forest School space on the Worrall Road site.

PTA Acorn Fund Letter 2020

How Can I Support Fundraising?

Did you know that you can raise money for the school every time you go shopping online?

You can, and it’s the easiest way to raise extra money for the school, at no extra cost to you except for a few extra clicks on your computer! Details of some fantastic ways to earn money for St. John’s as you shop are below:

Give as you Live

Give as You Live

This is a free way to raise money for charity when you shop online. Shop at over 6,000 leading stores via our website, Donation Reminder or App and you’ll raise free funds for our school.

How does it work?

1) Go to

2) Sign up on the top right of the website

3) Enter St John’s School PTA (Clifton) when selecting the charity of choice.

Here’s more information:

Ask friends, family members, and even any businesses you are involved with to shop this way too. We recommend popping a Bookmark on your Bookmarks Bar, or setting Give as You Live as your default homepage so that you don’t forget.

The Giving Machine

The Giving Machine is a not-for-profit social enterprise, which helps shoppers generate free cash donations for the causes they want to support every time they shop on-line.

It’s free and easy to register, and you can generate funds for St John’s with your on-line shopping (at no additional cost to you).  There are hundreds of participating shops including Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury, M&S, ebay, Toys R Us, Next, John Lewis, and many more.

How does it work?

  1. Go to
  2. Click on ‘Join in’ at the top
  3. Click on ‘Join as a Giver’
  4. Click on ‘Choose a cause to support’
  5. Where it says “Enter Keywords” type in “St. John’s CE VC Primary School Clifton” (make sure you get this exactly right as there are more than one St Johns Clifton!) and hit ‘Search’
  6. St. John’s should come up at the top of a list, click the red “Choose” button
  7. Fill out your details on the right hand side of the screen

Just remember to access your chosen on-line shop via the Giving Machine web page, and you will generate cash for St John’s as you shop! When you check out, a percentage of the sales commission creates a tax-free donation to the school.

Ask friends, family members, and even any businesses you are involved with to shop this way too. We recommend popping a Bookmark on your Bookmarks Bar, or setting The Giving Machine as your default homepage so that you don’t forget.

The ‘Scooters for Schools’ Initiative with Micro-Scooters

If anyone is thinking of buying a scooter or any of the amazing range of accessories that can go with them, please do consider going to the site. Micro Scooters will donate 10% of every purchase to St. John’s.

All you need to do is put in our school’s unique reference number when you place your order.  That number is 109146.  This is a really easy way for the school to make money from gifts people are planning on purchasing anyway – please remember to use the code and get earning!!

My Name Tags

For every order of personalised labels for children’s clothing and equipment, My Nametags will donate 20% to the school.

Every order placed when clicking on this link and using the school ID 21484 will be counted in the fundraising total for our school.

We now have a Just Giving account so it is easier than ever to fundraise for St John’s Primary PTA!

If you have ever thought of doing a sponsored hike, triathlon, readathon or some other imaginative event, please consider raising money for St John’s in the process!

You should find St John’s Primary PTA (Clifton & Redland) by searching in Just Giving, or follow this link:

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