Friends of Huntington Primary Academy (FoHPA) is a friendly bunch of volunteers whose main aim is to raise money in order to provide our school children with important enrichment resources and to help improve their day to day school life.

Each year we provide new starters with a water bottle, Year 6 leavers with a (heavily subsidised) personalised hoodie and a Christmas book gift for all EYFS and KS1 children. We have also provided Christmas crackers for the childrens Christmas meal.  Bigger projects we have (part) funded  include the sensory garden, new phonics books for early years and a history timeline for the hall.  Future projects FoHPA want to help with include the outdoor teaching area and improving the school library.

Fundraising events include the legendary Summer and Christmas Fairs, school Discos, Treasure Trails and Quiz nights, and we are always looking for new ideas!

The current FoHPA commitee (following our AGM Oct 2023) consists of…
– Chair – Emma Slater
– Vice Chair – Alex Newport
– Treasurer – Cath Smith
– Secretary – Clare Bradnam
– Publicity – Alex Smith
– General Committee Members – Jess Charters, Chris Charters, Verity Grantham, Vince Ciolino, Laura Bilton, Sarah West, Alex Hiendl, Charlotte Leach, Rachel Dunmore.

Being part of FoHPA is a wonderful way to be involved with your child’s journey through school and it’s also a great way to make new friends!  People can be involved as much or as little as they want, or have time for, and any help is always greatly appreciated.  We are always looking for new volunteers and all parents, carers, grandparents and school staff are eligible to join.  Our meetings are nice and informal and usually take place in The Blacksmith’s Arms on an evening.  FoHPA’s AGM is in October/November.

FoHPA contacts…
– email – friends.of.huntington.primary@gmail.com

– facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Huntingtonprimaryschoolpta

– instagram – friends.of.huntington.primary

– twitter – @FoHPA_York

Our next meeting – Thursday 30th November 8pm 2013 at The Blacksmiths Arms.

Upcoming events…
– Fri 8th December – Christmas Fair tombola donation collections for non- uniform day on the school gate from 8:30am.
– Sat 9th December 11am-2pm Christmas Fair.
– Mon 5th February 2024 – Curry and Quiz night at The Parvin, Haxby.
– Fri 12th April 2024 (provisional) – School Disco.
– Sat 6th July 2024 – Summer Fair.