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Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA)

  • The PTFA is the Friends Association here at Bakewell Methodist Junior School (BMJS).
  • The PTFA includes parents, teachers, grandparents and members of the Methodist Church and wider community.
  • We organise regular events to raise funds to support and enhance the school experience of our children.
  • Everyone is always welcome to come along to our meetings and get involved as much or as little as they can.  We would love for you to be involved.  

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Recent Events

The Great BMJS Valentine's Bake Off

With guest judging appearances from “Mary Berry” and “Paul Hollywood”, the Great BMJS Valentine's Bake Off took place on Valentine’s Day.  With a huge number of entries from the children, parents, grandparents as well as brothers and sisters, there was a fantastic display of cupcakes, cakes and show stoppers.  A fun afternoon was had by all, raising a magnificent £253.53.

Thank you to all those involved.

Summer Fayre

In July, BMJS held its annual Summer Fayre.  The children organised and designed their own stalls producing many ideas, some of which perhaps should have come with a glitter warning!!  The event produced almost £1000 over the 2 hours and we are very grateful for the continued support of the many local businesses who donated generously. 

Sponsored Read

With the help of Taryn Miller of Usborne Books the children took part in 'Ready, Steady .... Read! challenge to receive Usborne books for school libraries.  Usborne add a percentage of money raised and the children raised an amazing £250 which meant that we received £325 worth of Usborne books.  Well done and thank you to everyone involved.

Thank you to Torne Valley

The school is lucky to be surrounded by fantastic grounds with wooded areas and wonderful views, all of which is thoroughly enjoyed by the children.  We are always making improvements and it is with great appreciation that we say thank you to Torne Valley for their kind donations of fencing supplies which have made the school grounds look even smarter. 

Easy Fundraising

Don’t forget the PTFA when you are shopping online!

With over 3,200 retailers involved in Easy Fundraising it is a really easy way of raising money for the school. Each retailer donates a percentage of the amount you spend to the PTFA to say thank you for shopping with them.

Go to and sign up for free.