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Events for 2020-2021




Halloween Costumes.


To try to do our bit to combat the growing problem with one-time use Halloween costumes, Friends of Finchale PTA and the Eco Council are teaming up to offer Finchale’s own Swap-Shop.

We may be a little late this year, but we hope this is a start and over the coming years, with your support, we go from strength to strength as this initiative builds…… maybe even to Christmas jumpers and other annual events.

So how can you help?

If you have any unwanted Halloween costumes please bring them in this week Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd October, and drop them off at the Main Office.

We will sort them into age order and display them in the Hall during this weeks’ Parents Appointments. Please feel free to view these donated costumes, and take one FOR FREE for your child this year.

Unfortunately we don’t have the space to store these long-term, so after the event anything left over will either be kept for school dress-up boxes/class assemblies or donated to charity.

Therefore each year we will be opening the Swap-Shop up as fresh - but a little earlier in the term!

Thank you to the Reception Parent for suggesting this to us - as always, any suggestions for the PTA are always welcomed.

If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to ask any member of the PTA team.

Thank You :) and Happy Halloween!

The Giving Machine is a website that donates funds to school and asks nothing in return!!  It works by donating a percentage of any shopping done on line and covers over 400 retailers including; Tesco, Next, M&S and Argos.   
Next time you’re online please log onto and register an account selecting Finchale Primary as the beneficiary.  Then when you do any online shopping, simple go to first and select the website you want to shop from, they will then redirect you. By simply going to the website via The Giving Machine, they will donate a percentage of whatever you spend to school.

The Summer Fair June 2019.

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Summer Fair, on Friday. With your continuing support, we were able to make £694 profit.

Easter Egg Hunt Winners 5/4/19

Easter Egg Hunt In Action!

Valentine Disco 13/2/19

The disco raised £261.

A huge thank you to all who contributed and helped to make this such a great event!




Christmas Fair

Friday 30th November 2018

Funds Raised £701

Christmas Raffle Winners, December 2018



The Halloween Disco raised £382 - many thanks to all of the children who bought tickets. Huge thanks also to the parent, staff and former pupil helpers.   


Many thanks to all for your generosity, making cakes, donating baked goods and buying them.

We raised £400.58 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Summer Fair 22 June 2018

Summer Fair Bake Off Competition Winners

We raised £881 from the fair and raffle.

Many thanks to you all for your generosity - this includes all of the volunteers giving their time to help, people donating items and of course the children, family and friends who came along to the fair. We hope you enjoyed this whole school community event.   

Summer Raffle - Prize Winners

Digital Radio - Florence, Reception

Digital Radio - Elisha, Reception 

Brancepeth Castle Golf for 2 - Jan Stothard

Whiskey - Finn M 

Cava - Jenna

Tia Maria - Ticket 281-285

Toiletries - Ruby Y2

Toiletries - Lucy H

Toiletries - Callum M

Cava - Ticket 71-75

Port - Max Mo

Wine - Leo M

Wine - Max Ma

Wine - Fraser S



Easter 2018




Friends of Finchale once again gave us a day to remember on Thursday 29th March 2018 by providing the prizes for our Egg Decorating Competition and putting on an amazing Egg Hunt. Every child in school participated in the search for eggs and had huge fun! They all received a treat as an entrant or winner. Thank you to all of the parents who came along and ran the event. 

Egg Hunt Competition Winners 2018






















Easter 2018 Raffle for St Oswald's Hospice