The lottery works by parents signing up to a monthly direct debit. The minimum requirement is £1 per month, although people typically contribute between £5 – £10 a month – and some people do more than that.

    There is a monthly draw for which the cash prizes are £40, £30 and £20, which equates to about 30% of the total takings. We currently receive approximately £267 a month after prize money, so that’s an annual income of £3,200 for the PTFA.

    Please sign up by emailing the PTFA at: williampattenptfa@gmail.com

  • Easyfundraising.org.uk

    William Patten is registered with easyfundraising, a simple and hugely effective way to raise funds for the school. Once registered, any purchases you make through a partner retailer (there are thousands of partner retailers) will generate a donation to the school at no extra cost to you.

    If you’re shopping online, please remember to shop via the easyfundraising website or app. There are thousands of retailers on easyfundraising, including M&S, booking.com, Argos, Sky, Sainsburys Groceries, John Lewis, Clarks, WHSmith etc. who all give free donations to William Patten School, based on a percentage of what you spend at no cost to you (the percentage varies per shop, but some are up to 6%).

    If you’re not already signed up, it only takes a few minutes, then you can begin using the easyfundraising website or app straightaway – simply visit easyfundraising first and then shop online as normal. This will be an enormous help to us, at no extra cost to yourself.

    Please visit the easyfundraising page to get started.


    How better to stay warm, look cool, and support your school? You can buy merch through this website for collection from the school office.


    We are able to accept donations through the website. Click away and help support us!