friends of cracoe & rylstone school

about us

The Friends of Cracoe & Rylstone Primary School are here to raise money for activities that will make your child’s time at the school more enjoyable and enrich their learning opportunities. All parents are automatically members.


Our aims are to:

  • raise funds for equipment and resources to make  our children's education experience and the school’s facilities as good as they can be,

  • provide closer links between home and school,

  • organise social events that bring parents, teachers and pupils together.

who we are

The following people are currently in the following roles:

  • Chair - Tamsin Leonard

  • Treasurer - Maureen Chaduc

  • Secretary - Rebecca Greenfield

There are other members of the PTA committee (not listed here) who attend meetings, share ideas, volunteer for a variety of tasks and use their experience to think of ways to raise money. Other parents volunteer on an occasional basis, to help out at functions, setting up stalls, selling raffle tickets etc.


To be included in the Friends, or to find out more, speak to the school office or email You’ll go on our mailing list, where you can be kept informed of all the meetings and special school events.

what we do

In a nutshell, we organise activities and events to raise money for the school. Last year the Friends organised:

  • Christmas Fair

  • Coffee Morning

  • Easter Eggstravaganza

  • Auction of Promises

  • Sponsored Walk

  • Summer Fair

Recently the Friends bought the following:

  • Leaving presents for year 6

  • Prizes for the Easter Egg Competition

  • New 'Trim Trail' playground

  • Funding for subsidised Great Yorkshire Show trip

  • Sports equipment

  • First News subscription

stay in the loop

Communication is key to ensuring that you feel involved and can contribute. We employ a number of ways to ensure you know what is happening:

  • Book bag - we will send home information about event and meetings in your child(rens) school folder

  • Email - please ensure we have your current email address for electronic reminders

  • Social media - find us on Facebook at

  • Newsletter - we will send out a half-termly newsletter with details of events, etc.