Axe Valley Academy

PTFA - Parents, Teachers and Friends Association

The date of the next PTFA Meeting will be announced soon. 




Membership to the PTFA is automatic for all parents, carers, teachers and friends of The Axe Valley Community College. Helping with the PTFA it is a great way to meet other parents and carers, get to know the teachers and show your children how important you believe the college and their education is.

Everyone is welcome to our meetings where we organise fundraising and allocation of funds. Please come along and share your views, everyone is welcome, but if you can’t make meetings but would like to help with events or share your ideas, please get in touch via the college email address.

Local Giving: Inspired by the success of other local charities the PTFA is a member of Local Giving is a website based company that helps charities and PTFAs with their fundraising. It is able to give the PTFA the GiftAid applicable to donations as well as offering other benefits. click to donate

Please support your college PTFA – visit the website by clicking on the link to find out more.

Online Shopping: Many of you will already be familiar with it as many of our local primary schools are already members. It is safe and extremely easy to use -all you need to do is access your usual shopping sites via the link on our website. A percentage of your spend will automatically be given to the school – this can be shared with other schools or organisations if you wish.

The Giving Machine click here to shop

 Second Hand School Uniform: The ARC Charity shop in Axminster helps the PTFA manage all the second hand uniform that is donated or lost at school. Please note, all named school uniform is returned to its owner, but unnamed items that are uncollected by the end of term are donated to the charity shop. If you have any spare uniform please take it there or hand it in at reception at the college – it is all very gratefully received.

Facebook! – Please join our Facebook group TAVCC PTFA


If you would be happy to volunteer at one of our forthcoming events – selling refreshments, raffle tickets, supervising students, clearing up etc… PLEASE get in touch either via the Facebook page or by email to

Events for this term include:

Year 7 Silent Disco – 10th March 7-9pm

Year 8 Silent Disco – 11th March 7-9pm

Grizzly Race Litter picking – 13th March 1-3pm

Spring Concert refreshment stand – 16th March 6.30pm – 9pm



Christmas Fair 2015

The Axe Valley Community College Christmas Fair held at the Axminster Guildhall last  Saturday afternoon was a huge Christmassy success and a lovely start to the festive season.

The PTFA ran refreshment stalls with soups, quesadillas and light lunches as well as delicious mocktails, gingerbread, fudge and cakes. Over several months parents  have been making cushions, jumpers, wreaths and advent calendars for the craft stall. The Raffle and tombola were great fun and complemented by the Lucky Bottle game stall.

Private stallholders included a range of local craftspeople including local winemakers Devon Vineyards, Love that Colour stained glass artist, Glitter Gems offering lampshades and upcycled furniture, Fings ‘n’ Stuff with bunting, cushions and wreaths as well as jewellery, cards and skincare products. In addition Whoopsadaisy had a stall with pottery painting and The Sewing Room offered a sewing workshop. There was so much to see and do for all ages.

To accompany the event singers and performers from the College played festive music throughout the day including solo pieces by Jess Hill, Holly Stock, Emma Heighway and Layla James. Flautist Katie Burnett played two sets and the Year 9 Steel Pan Band played Silent Night, Jingle Bells and Ding Dong Merrily on High.

The proceeds of the event added up to almost £800 which will be used to support the music department at the college as well as support local charities Hospiscare, ARC and the Axminster Food Bank.

Thank you to everyone who made the event such a wonderful occasion.