Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

FOSPTA - Friends of Shade Parent and teacher association

 FOSPTA is a small group of parents with children currently at Shade School. Our current chairperson is Alex Townend (mum of a Y1 child)
We aim to raise funds that will directly benefit the children of this school through a variety of events.
Parents can get involved in a variety of ways. We have parents who attend the meetings to share ideas as well as parents who help out with specialist activities and events.

Meetings are held regularly throughout the year usually linked to specific events. Everyone is welcome to attend, keep a look out for text messages for the next meeting dates and times.

If you would like to get involved with FOSPTA, contact us via email or by leaving your name and contact details with the school office.


 Latest News

This first term has been both a busy and successful one for Fospta.

We have had a fun filled Halloween disco, a really successful bags 2 school collection and a fabulous Christmas grotto to finish off the term.

We are delighted to let you know we have made just short of £800 to go into the PTA fund and help pay for lots of lovely Christmas activities for the children and top up the bank account for future support over the next term.

We have lots of exciting ideas for events and fundraising opportunities in the new year and look forward to sharing these with you.

Fospta would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish you all a fabulous Christmas.

PS We are desperately in need of some green fingered parents or relatives who could come and do a bit of planting/general gardening alongside school’s eco club so if anyone has any parents/grandparents that fit the bill please let us know!












Nature Garden Update

FOSPTA's main fundraising project is to create a Nature Garden at the school. We will keep this page updated with the latest developments. 

June 2018

Work is now beginning to get underway on the Nature Garden. FOSPTA volunteers have begun to prepare the site by moving the shed and tyres. You will bein to notice new additions to the site over the last few weeks to the Summer holidays. 

To find out more about the children's ideas that will be incorporated into the Garden and the judging, read our latest update.

May 2018 - Nursery, Reception and Year 1: Planting Day

Huge thanks to Nursery, Reception and Year 1 who with the help of Fospta parent gardeners, spent the morning planting up the area at the bottom of the ramp to attract pollinating insects. Great work!

 Who will spot the first butterfly?

Before planting:

A bit of site preparation between classes:

Planting complete – Great job everyone!

Click a link below to read previous updates: 

Nature Garden March 2018 update 

Nature Garden February 2018 update


FOSPTA Gardening Club

The FOSPTA Gardening Club will meet regularly while weather permits. Our Club meets to help keep the school garden areas looking smart and to support the work of the new Nature Garden.  Please send an email to to receive updates on the dates and times of upcoming sessions.

Click here for more information on Friends of Shade Parents and Teachers Association (FOSPTA)