Senior PTA


The Parent Teacher Association of St Catherine’s Senior School, the PTA, is composed of parents and teachers who volunteer their time and energy to provide the social link between the school and parents. The PTA aim to put on a range of events throughout the year that will appeal to many across all year groups. This ensures that parents are able to meet others both within their daughter’s year and also across the whole school, thus promoting a sense of community.

In addition to the social side, the PTA uses surplus funds from events to provide the Annual PTA Lecture and support School fundraising initiatives. Last year parents enjoyed a talk by Judy Reith who shared her 7 Secrets of Raising Girls and we are looking forward to Alex Fryer who is coming this year to share with us her expertise on Relationships and Sex Education.  Each year surplus funds are used to buy a range of items for the girls benefit that fall outside the scope of the school fees.  

Finally the PTA Second Hand Uniform shop provides an invaluable service to parents in both the Prep and Senior School and generates considerable funds for the PTA.

How to join

We are always looking for new committee members so if you would like to know more about what’s involved or simply offer your help at one of the events we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact the PTA Chair, Sally Waghorn on

Upcoming Events in 2019-2020

  • 4th Form Parents supper - Friday 13th March 2020
  • Quiz Night - Friday 24th April 2020
  • Lunch on the Lawn - After Speech Day Saturday 4th July 2020


Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Second Hand Uniform Shop generates additional funds for the PTA from the sale of preloved uniform. This is run by a dedicated team of parents and provides an invaluable service to many. For opening times, terms and conditions and latest news please follow this link:

Second Hand Uniform Shop

PTA Structure

Every parent and teacher is invited to be a member of the PTA and a voluntary annual subscription is collected along with the school fees each year. The committee is composed of parents and teachers across the school, supported by a network of 60 class reps.   Being on the committee really is a fun and rewarding way to meet other parents and be more actively involved in school life. 


  • Chair: Sally Waghorn (U5)
  • Vice-Chair: Alison Cocks (U5)
  • Secretary: Helen Zagorlou (U5)
    Treasurers: Farida Farooqi (U4),  Catherine Campbell (L5 & U6) 
  • House Rep Coordinator: Jo Skilbeck (L5 & U3)
  • Staff Representation:
    • Mrs Alice Phillips
    • Sheila Kelsall
    • Clare Woodgates
    • Rebecca Devine
    • Pippa Carte
    • Dawn Pilkington

House Reps


Alex Stackhouse U3
Fiona Hayers U3
 Emma Hardaker L4
Avril Silva U4
Catherine Urrutia L5
Heidi Merlin-Oewn U5
Claire Mueller L6
Anne-Marie Bevan U6


Pippa Seabrooke (U3)
Sarah Richards (L4)
Amy Elworthy (L4)
Alison Roche U4
Jo Hogbin L5
Mark Cocks U5
Richard Brown U5
Laetitia Pienaar L6
Beverlie Wilkinson L6
Karen Ratske U6


Serena Decker U3
​Pippa Kelson U3
Liz Walker L4
Rosie Tyler U4
​Lucy Ford L5
Julie Young U5
Paula Levick L6


Leigh Hopwood U3
Sarah Rees U3
Emma Cave Gibbs L4
Fran Davidson U4
Cecilia Dampier L5
Elena Edwards U5
Suzy Naughalty U5
Sam Rae L6 & U6

Russell Baker

Jo Walker U3
Kirsty Morris U3
Elleen Boye L4
Jo Sharp L4
Geesje Walsh U4
Jessica Richardson L5
Marta Chinniah U5
Jane Chapman U6


Ling Huang U3
Nicki Marotta U3
Linda MacLachlan L4
Alison Marriott L4
Pardeep Gow U4 & U5
Shelley Ghandi U4
Claire Berry L5
Amrusta Blignaut U5
Erika Farquharson U6

Fundraising Update

In the calendar year 2018, the Senior PTA was able to donate £12,700 to the school to provide among others: a tent for the sports department for away matches, honour boards from 1985 onwards, dance costumes for the dance department, extending archives to 1960s and 1970s. PTA Awards are also made annually to 6th Form Students to assist with travel or vocational work during their summer holidays or gap years.  We are very grateful to all parents for their continued support of our events allowing us to make such donations to the School. 

In September 2019 we were delighted to present the school with a cheque for £25,000 to be spent on the new kitchen in 'The 6', the new Sixth Form accommodation, which is available for use for day girls and boarders from late 2020.