The Barnby Road Academy Friends Association is your school's Parent Teacher Association. We meet each half term to organise fundraising and social events. Social events are a great way to meet other Barnby families and any money raised is always put back into the school to benefit your children. The Friends group is open to all Barnby Road Academy parents, carers and grandparents.
We try to raise funds in as many ways as possible with the volunteers that we have. Our regular events are:
• Fairs – summer and Christmas
• Discos – Easter and summer
• Pre-loved uniform sales – once each term
• Frozen Friday – we sell ice creams and lollies in the spring and summer on Fridays after school
Newsletter, Facebook and our Noticeboard
We want to keep parents and carers informed of the events and activities we have planned as much as possible. A newsletter goes home in book bags regularly but we also have a Facebook group (Search for Barnby Road Academy Friends) which is kept up to date on a regular basis.
How to get involved
We meet regularly to discuss and plan our fundraising. Everyone is welcome to come to these meetings. Alternatively, anyone can help at our events. This could be helping at the discos or fairs, finding raffle donors or becoming a class representative. However much time you have to offer, please get in touch if you’d like to help. We will ask regularly but let us know if you'd like us to have you on our list of helpers. II would love to hear from anyone interested in taking on a committee role as it is always great to have new people to take the friends association forward.
We recognise that lives are hectic, so not everyone can help out; please don’t worry if you can’t. There are lots of other ways you can help including supporting our events; selling raffle tickets for our summer and Christmas fairs; donating uniform that no longer fits your children; bringing clothes you no longer need to our clothing bank in the carpark or going through Easyfundraising.com for your online purchases.
Occasionally, we have parents or carers that work for big companies that have match-funding schemes. If your employer has a scheme, please get in touch as this is a great way for us to boost our funds.
If you’d like to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our Facebook page or leave your details at the school reception and we’ll get back to you.
Marion Fox Goddard
Chair of the Friends Association
If you have a question for the Friends or want to get in touch then please use this contact form and we will reply asap.