Buckingham Preparatory School has a thriving Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA). In recent years the PTFA has been actively involved in organising annual events including the Christmas Fair, a Bollywood Night and the Summer Fete. The purpose of these events is two-fold, providing an opportunity for the boys to join in exciting activities with their friends and families, as well as raising funds for the school. The school has already benefited from funds raised with purchases which have included school pianos, judo mats, a folding stage, laptops and interactive whiteboards for every class.
In addition the PTFA also provides a healthy forum where parents, staff and friends of Buckingham Preparatory School can come together to share views, discuss ideas and organise exciting events to promote further growth and development across the whole school. The PTFA recognises the importance of social media sites in shaping its work and as such has started using the Buckingham Preparatory School Facebook page and Twitter for communicating to parents and committee members.
The work of the PTFA Committee is made up of class representatives from each year group, members of the committee, members of staff (including the Headteacher) and friends of Buckingham Preparatory School. The committee meets three times a year, once every term. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place in October and all parents are warmly invited. We encourage new parents to attend the AGM and acquaint themselves with the work of the association. Most new parents at Buckingham Preparatory School actively support the PTFA by either becoming a committee member or volunteering at major events.
Following is the list of events held annually:
The Christmas Fair is usually in the first week of December during school hours. As the children begin their countdown to Christmas, the PTFA organises a whole day event with an entertainer invited into school to captivate the boys with magic tricks and games during the morning. For the afternoon, members of PTFA transform the school hall into a vibrant fete arena with a variety of stalls selling gift items, food, cakes and hot chocolate along with games, music and of course, Santa’s grotto.
Second Hand School Uniform Sale
A second hand school uniform stall is usually available at the school’s Summer Fete and Christmas Fair where items of nearly new school uniform are on sale.
The Buckingham Preparatory School Summer Fete usually takes place in June. Marking a celebration of the fantastic year the boys have had at school, the event is a major fund raiser for the PTFA. Along with mouth watering food and drinks there’s plenty for the boys to indulge in from pocket money stalls, second hand books and toys, ping pong, beat the goalie, wet sponge and many more activities.