The school PPTA is an active group of adults made up of our Parish Priest, Parents and Teachers. The aim is to arrange meetings and events which bring together Home, Parish and School so that the pupils benefit from the funds raised. In a time of ever diminishing budgets it is becoming increasingly necessary to raise funds to provide even basic items of equipment from such functions. Please do your best to support our PPTA as it is a vital lifeline of extra funds.



To find out more about the PPTA, please contact a PPTA representative (names available from the school office).

Our PPTA have a Facebook page. Click the icon to visit the page. We are currently fundraising for Miss Merrifield our fabulous reception teacher as she is heading to Ghana in half term. We are helping her raise funds for the village with a raffle for a Hamper. You can buy tickets via parent pay. The hamper has lots of goodies, Prosecco, gin and lots of treats.

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To order Stikins to put in all your child's uniform please click on the photo below.


PPTA Minutes

PPTA Events, Projects and Fundraising 

Curry Night

Fundraising booking your holiday

Click the poster below to go to Galactic Travels Facebook

PPTA Film Night


PPTA Raffle

Raised £221 for Miss Merrifield going to Ghana.

Coffee Morning

The 2nd Sunday of every month the PPTA arrange a coffee morning after both Sunday morning Masses. 

They are always looking for bakers and helpers so please keep a look out on the PPTA Facebook page.

Nature Trail

The PPTA are currently clearing out our nature area and are making a nature trail and putting up wellies to bring a little colour and hang in the trees. The wellies in the trees represent Paypirus symbol of positive children’s mental health, healthy mind healthy life. So now I’m asking for any old wellies to hang in the trees to help promote and educate this cause. I believe our nature trail/ garden will not just benefit our children but our future grandchildren in my case great grandchildren who may attend SJTL. Thank you all again and I’m so excited about what we are about to accomplish for our little ones. 

If you have any spare time to help or have any wellies or bird houses, insect boxes, bat houses, stones for rockery and unwanted membrane etc. they would be happy to donate please call into the school office. 

St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School, Unity Way, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 8SU

01706 216190

Email: bursar@st-jamesless.lancs.sch.uk