Your Friends – Who We Are

Friends of Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 1180569)

The Friends is a voluntary committee of parents and staff, and we exist to raise funding for resources and equipment that cannot be financed from the school budget. These are no longer just the added extras of school life. Over the years, The Friends has funded or part-funded the purchase of educational equipment such as art supplies, iPads, new white boards and projectors. We have also contributed to the new library shelving at the Tyas site, bought Christmas decorations for both Eppleby and Tyas schools, paid for transport for school trips, and even built an outdoor class room. Our main goal is to raise the £50,000 required to upgrade the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) which every child in school will use at some point in their journey with us.

Involvement in the Friends fosters involvement in the life of the school. Some of our most successful fundraising events are great social events too like our Bingo nights and Christmas Wreath Making workshops and our Christmas and Summer Fairs are highlights in the school calendar. We run some events, termly discos and film nights, expressly for the children and we provide refreshments at every school production. We are always looking for new ideas and welcome your input.

We also raise funds via Easyfundraising, MyNameTags and will be starting a 100 club soon. Details of all these can be found on the main Trinity Academy EFMT website.

We communicate all our events and news via the weekly newsletter, on this site and via our FB page.  We suggest you LIKE us on FB so that you don’t miss out.

If you’re connected to the school and would like to “give something back” and you can spare an hour every now and again let us know.  We meet once every half term, but if you can’t make a meeting just send us an email and we’ll be in touch. E:

Your Committee

PositionNameUsually at
ChairLaura GargetMTS
Vice ChairHannah FretwellMTS
TreasurerKatie BlenkharnEF
SecretaryGill BeadleMTS
Facebook WhizzCharlotte NooneMTS
MembersCaroline WaltonMTS
Jess YoungAldbrough
Jo JonesEF
Laura TallentireEF/Aldbrough
Natalie AdamsMTS
Nikki FobbsEF
Rebecca DozéyMTS


Meetings and AGM

Friends meet twice per term and would love interested parents to come along.  We raise money to support Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas through a range of fundraising initiatives, activities and fun events for pupils and parents.  If you would like to get involved by volunteering to organise or help at events please contact

If you would like to attend our meetings please email to find out when and where our next meeting is.

Minutes from our Meetings

Minutes 29.09.23

AGM Minutes 29.09.23


We sometimes hold contact details for our committee members and helpers so that we can keep in touch with you.  You will find the Consent form and our policy on holding and sharing information here.

FRIENDS Consent Form

Privacy Notice Friends November 2018

PTA Constitution

Friends of Trinity Academy and Middleton Tyas is a member of Parentkind formerly PTA-UK.  Parentkind provides support for PTAs to establish good governance and have a clear set of rules by which the association is run. Our PTA membership includes a model constitution which sets out our governance structure based on charity law and best practice for PTAs.

Current Model Constitution