CHeckendon school In Partnership with Parents or CHIPP is the new name for the School Association!  


Hello parents,

We wanted to write to you to say a big thank you for your generosity over the last school year and to let you know a little bit about what CHIPP’s mission is and what is intended for your kind donations. 

The purpose of the School Association is to raise valuable funds for our School as well as to encourage closer links between parents and School, all of which will benefit the education and happiness of our children.

The School is ultimately funded by the government, but current funding per pupil is lower now than it was in 2015. So, as you can imagine, once the essentials are bought there isn’t a lot left for extras. Funds raised by the PTA are intended to provide the extras that aren’t already provided by the School’s main income, often fun things that make learning more interesting and exciting.

This is where we as parents can help, and we do so by organising and participating in fundraising events from cake sales to the annual fireworks night. 

Without your involvement, purchases such as the new playing field climbing frame (which the children LOVE!) would not be possible. So we thank you and we hope that we can have your support for future events. 

Next on the School’s wish list is to improve the reading corner in each classroom, adding furniture and new books to make them an inviting and pleasurable place to sit and read. The estimated cost of this is £1600. The success of upcoming events in the new school year, such as the ‘back to school quiz night’ and the annual fireworks event, will be vital in making this achievable. 

If you would like to find out more about being part of CH.I.P.P in any capacity, please come along to the parents coffee afternoon on 3rd July from 2.45pm or please see either Kate Pullan, Caroline Herbert, or Karen in the school office. 

Your help and support is very much appreciated.


Kind Regards

Kate Pullan and Caroline Herbert


  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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