Abbotsholme Parents' Association (APA)

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The APA is run by parents, for the benefit of parents, children and the School. The APA can help you to familiarise yourself with Abbotsholme and all that it has to offer. We are keen to promote active parental involvement in the school by organising social activities and fundraising events. We can share your concerns, listen to and promote your ideas and provide some social time so if you would like to get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Auction of The Reserved Car Parking Space for 2016/2017! 



The Committee for 2015/2016 is made up of the following parents with their child(ren)'s year group in brackets:

  • Doreen Hall [Chairman] (Year 11)
  • Sarah Pennell [Vice - Chair] (Year 11)
  • Gina Sonneville [Treasurer] (Year 7 & 11)
  • Fiona Jones [Secretary] (Year 9 & 11)
  • Scott Beaton (Year 5, 9 & 11)
  • Beth Chiles (Year 13)
  • Joanne Dodd (Year 9)
  • Tracey Griffiths (Year 9)
  • Steph Walker (Year 13)
  • Tina Wright (Year 11)                          

We try and arrange fundraising and social events throughout the year and members of the APA can also be found at the Friday Parents' Cafe during term time between 4.00pm-5.00pm. You can also donate or purchase second-hand uniform during Parents' Cafe.

Recent events have included:

  • Burns Night 
  • Gold Ball 
  • Harvest Supper
  • Bonfire Night
  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Fun Day 
  • Pig Racing 

Fundraising Projects

The APA also do additional fundraising through Bag2Schools and Easy Fundraising. 

Bag2Schools - this is a great way for you to donate your unwanted old clothing and for the school to raise money from the donated clothes from Bag2Schools.

Easy Fundraising - this is a great way for you to donate to the School whilst shopping at the same time! Read more here. 

Grants and financial support for School Projects and Events

The Abbotsholme Parents' Association is committed to ensuring that all money raised at events is donated back to the school and children through projects and events. Abbotsholme staff and parents can apply for money for school related activities, projects and events by filling in a Bid for Funding form. You can download a form here.

Projects that we have recently supported are:

  • Refurbishment of the Prep School
  • Round Square Fashion Show
  • Prep School Christmas Party
  • Fleet of Mountain bikes for the Outdoor Education Department
  • Year 11 Prom
  • Kayaks
  • Free range eggs for Food Technology
  • Bean bags for the Sixth Form Centre
  • Canoes
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