A SCHOOL is going all out for this year’s summer fete with a new bake off-style competition.

Prettygate Infant and Junior Schools in Colchester host a summer fete every year but it has never been open to the wider public before.

This year, in a bid to involve the community and raise more funds for the school, the fete will be bigger and better than ever.

The school has a range of attractions planned...most importantly the Great Prettygate Bake Off.

Liz Humphries, a school governor who has helped organise the event, said: “MP Will Quince and the editor of Great British Food Magazine, Natasha Lovell-Smith, have signed up as judges.

“After the winners are announced the cakes will be sold off in slices to raise funds.

“We approached Mr Quince and he was happy to support us as he is aware of the issues of funding and education at the moment.”

Liz said during her time a school governor she has noticed a lack of funding.

She said: “I’ve been a governor since December 2017 and I was frustrated at the lack of funding.

“The cuts mean there is no money to improve the playground or toilet facilities, all these things enhance the school environment and education.”

Organisers hope the fete will be a huge hit this year, with a performance area for groups including morris dancers, Theatricool theatre school and Clubbercise.

There will also be a barbecue and bar, the school is organising a Pimms and cream tea tent.

In addition there will be traditional fete games, bouncy castles and stalls to boost the school’s coffers.

The event will take place at the school in Plume Avenue between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, June 22 and all are welcome.

Anyone wishing to take part in the bake off competition should drop their cakes off by 11.30am as this is when the judging starts.

Winners will be announced at 12.15pm.