The parents of all boys who attend the school are automatically members of the Parents' Association (PA).
The objectives of the PA are as follows:
- To foster and support the welfare of the School
- To provide information to parents
- To encourage involvement of parents and families in school life.
In general, the PA committee:
- assigns the subscriptions and other funds raised to purchase items for the school; this fund is currently allocated via the teachers' wish list
- organises social events where parents and friends meet for entertainment and fun. Fundraising is not a priority, but any profits generated contribute to the PA funds
- coordinates the vital volunteer stewards for parents' evenings
- operates the lost property service and outgrown clothing shop (the proceeds of this contribute to the Headmaster's Fund used to assist parents with financial hardship to cover the costs of curricular school trips)
- publishes and distributes a newsletter twice per year.
The full constitution can be downloaded below.
By participating fully in the activities of the PA, parents are able to support and help their son's school. This support ensures that they remain fully conversant with the various happenings within the school and their membership also preserves a school tradition of community spirit, in which both parents and boys can share.
All parents receive details of the Annual General Meeting, which is held in May of each year, together with information for those parents who wish to join the Committee.
The representatives for 2012-13 are:
Chair: Mandy Unwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Mandy Unwin email@example.com
Treasurer: Christine Tomlinson firstname.lastname@example.org
The subscription is currently £12 per annum. For administrative convenience, this is included in each boy's fee account and is the main source of income for many of the essential services provided by the PA.
The Parents' Association regularly holds social events for parents, pupils, staff and friends.
Parents' SharePoint is an area that allows you ready access to an electronic copy of any notes that your son has (or perhaps has not) brought home and allows you to check dates and details if they have been mislaid. It also provides access to a number of school policy documents you may have need for over the years. The area also has electronic versions of newsletters that are issued and we hope it will develop into an easy and effective means for parents to access information directly about the school in addition to relying on 'pupil post'. Click here to access SharePoint.
Download the Boys' Division Parents' Association's Constitution.
Parents are incredibly proud of the Boys' Division, you can read a parent's view of the School here: here.