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. Any profits generated contribute to the PA funds
- 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)
You can download the full constitution here: Boys' Division Parents' Association's Constitution.
Click here for the dates of all PA Meetings 2019-2020.
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 notice of the Annual General Meeting, which is held in the autumn term, together with information for those parents who wish to join the Committee.
The officers and roles for 2018-19 are:
Chair: Lyndsey Simpson
Vice-Chair: John Brennan
Treasurer: Stephanie Martin
Parent Governor: Helen Critchlow
Plant Sale Co-ordinator: Amanda Valentine
The Parents’ Association can be contacted by emailing BSBDPA@gmail.com, and you can keep up to date by following the PA on Twitter @BSBDPA. Our latest information leaflet for new parents can be found here.
Minutes of meetings can be found on the Parent Portal.
The subscription is currently £15 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, such as funding the Teenage Journey programme and the wish list.
Parents are incredibly proud of the Boys' Division, you can read a parent's view of the School here.