About us

What is the PSA?

The PSA stands for Parent Staff Association, which is a voluntary organisation of parents/ carers and teachers. The main aim of Ashley Down’s PSA is to create and maintain a sense of community between families and staff which supports the school as a whole. The PSA are also keen to raise additional funds for the school in order to promote and enrich the fantastic teaching and learning environment which already exists at Ashley Down Primary.

What do the PSA do?

The PSA organise numerous social events throughout the year, which are a great opportunity to get together and have fun, whilst raising a significant amount of money for the school. Events include the Christmas and summer fairs, quiz nights and school discos.

Money raised is spent on projects and resources to benefit pupils across the school. Funds are allocated by the PSA following the submission of a bid form to request money; all bids are considered on their own merits. Find out more about PSA fundraising projects.

Who are the PSA?

All parents and teachers are automatically members of the PSA.  There is a central committee who plan and coordinate events and fundraising activities and we are always keen to welcome more key members.  Each year group has class representatives who facilitate the link between parents and school, and vice versa. Find out more about the PSA committee.

How can I help?

The PSA are reliant on a network of supportive parents and teachers. Find out more about how you can help.

Our hope is that everyone involved in the PSA feels valued, has fun and makes friends whilst working together to support the school in educating not only their own child but all Ashley Down pupils.