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Postal Address

Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

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Friends of Pear Tree Mead

What do we do?

The Friends of Pear Tree Mead (FOPTM) is a committee that is open to all parents, staff and associates of the school. It organises fundraising events for the school as well as providing social activities: school disco, Christmas bazaar, Summer Fete, cake stalls, quiz nights etc.

Funds raised have allowed the school to purchase items to enrich the curriculum – those special extras e.g. staging for our productions and assemblies, outdoor play equipment, wet play toys, pantomimes.

We would love you to become actively involved in our school community. Please ask at the office for contacts of the FOPTM or watch out for their newsletters.

FOPTM can also support children in school. This can include helping with reading, swimming, cooking, school trips etc. We are fully committed to safeguarding children therefore all of our helpers are required to complete a DBS clearance check.

If you would like to be added to the FOPTM mailing lists for minutes of our meetings then please contact us on the email address at the bottom of this page.

Pear Tree Mead Academy works together with the parents, carers and staff to create enjoyable and memorable experiences to enrich the children’s learning.


Who are we?

Nominated Committee Members:

Chairperson: Denise Handleigh

Vice chair: Heather Wilson

Secretary: Clare Krout

School Liaison: Katrina Thurgood: Paula Hayden

Raffle Coordinator: Nikki Duffell

and many more parents who help out on a regular basis.

For dates of future meetings and regular information please check your child’s book bag for a book bag slip, School notice board (In the entrance of the Infant Building), our FOPTM Facebook page or alternatively email our FOPTM email account.  The next meeting will be a planning meeting.  Please come along to find out more about what we do!


Date of next meeting: TBC

Please come along to future meetings to find out more about what we do!

Previous Events

The halloween disco was a huge and roaring success. We raised an incredible £685.93, which is absolutely amazing. Thank you to everyone who has donated and participated in helping.

Year 6 leavers were treated to an afternoon of fun at the end of the term.  This included a bouncy castle and a game of football and there was even a nail bar for the girls and boys to enjoy! Pizza and fizz were provided to wish them all luck in their new schools.


Once again the Summer Bounce was a great day at Pear Tree Mead School!  The children got to bounce along with their class friends.  It’s a great way to build friendships and improve relationships with staff and volunteer parents.

Last year saw our first roller disco.  This was a huge success!  The children skated away to their favourite tunes and the atmosphere was amazing.

Easter Competition was a big success with lots of Easter hats being created and displayed in the small hall.  We invited our Lolly Pop Man in to carry out the difficult task of judging.  Every entrant received an egg and then there was one overall winner chosen from each class.

We held a Red Nose Cake Sale and donated all proceeds to the Comic Relief Charity.  Many thanks for all of your kind donations.

The Hobbit was seen by all children from Reception class upwards and this was a very interesting performance.  The children enjoyed the special effects created by MM Productions.

The Christmas Bazaar was a huge success and was very well attended.  Santa’s grotto was well attended in the new building and Elsa was popular too.

Christmas Dinner was a lovely celebration.  FOPTM provided the table decorations and the Christmas Crackers for all children and staff.

The Halloween Disco was well attended and the pre ticket sales have been a huge success.  As usual there was a high standard of costumes out there and big thanks go to Mr Rainey for DJing the disco.

Future Events


If you have any fund raising ideas or suggestions please email or come along to one of our friendly meetings and meet other parents/carers.  Together we can help make the children’s school experience one to remember!