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Friends' Association

Welcome to Bishop Perowne CE College Friends' Association (BPFA)

We extend a warm welcome to visitors whether they are current or former students, parents, carers, teachers, friends or members of the local community.

This section of the school website is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and details relating to the activities of 'BPFA'. The committee and their helpers regularly arrange fundraising activities to bring in much needed extra funds for school projects. The students of now and in future years will be able to enjoy items which may not have been otherwise provided through educational budgets and/or grants.

Membership

Everyone!  All parents and teachers are automatically members of BPFA, and membership is even wider as we have established a Friends' Association.  So beyond mums dads and carers - grandparents, older siblings and other members of the wider community can also be a great source of support.

Support the Friends

Do join us and support the work - the best ways are to:

  • Come along and enjoy our organised events with the opportunity to meet other parents, teachers and supporters
  • Buy raffle tickets or donate a raffle prize as and when these opportunities arise
  • Visit the Fundraising page where you can find alternative ways to support the work by shopping on-line, searching the web, making a 'Gift Aid' donation, and recycling your old and unwanted mobile phones

Any of these ways would be most welcome and appreciated by the School.

Objective of BPFA

The objective of the association is to advance the education of the students in the school, in particular by:

  1. Developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school
  2. Engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support and advance the education of the students.

Are you interested?

If you wish to join the committee or become a regular helper at any of our events, please send an email to friends@bishopperowne.co.uk and we will get in touch to let you know how you can help.

Our Credentials

  • "BPFA" is a Registered Charity No. ** Note registration is in progress **
  • We are members of PTA UK and have adopted their model constitution.  We confirm that the BPFA is an active PTA UK member from 21/03/17 to 21/03/18 and that PTA activities and events are covered by PTA UK's subscription-linked insurance through Zurich Insurance plc
 

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What is a Friends Association?

Most schools have a Parent & Teacher Association (PTA) or a Friends Association (FA), which is an organisation of parents and staff.   Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school.   PTAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too.   Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and students to get together.

How is money raised?

Most PTAs raise money through events. They often hold one main event each school term – for example, a Christmas fair in the winter, a quiz in the spring, and a summer fair. Other PTA events include school uniform sales, discos, firework displays, international evenings and many more. They're always looking for new fundraising ideas.

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