The origins of the Parents Association stem from the very start of our journey to create a new secondary school in the Borough of Wandsworth. Four of the original Members were part of the initial group of local people who were instrumental in the creation of Bolingbroke Academy.
As the Academy has grown and developed, a Governing Body was created consisting of Parents, local Community members and representatives from the Ark Network. The Chair of the Parents Association is also a Parent Governor to ensure there is a direct line of communication from Parents and Carers to the Academy's Leadership Team.
To coordinate fundraising and social activities that brings together and enriches the Academy experience for Pupils, Parents, Carers and the wider local community.
To act as the voice of Parents and Carers, and facilitate the flow of information between the group and the staff of Bolingbroke Academy.
Association is automatic and includes Parents, Carers and Friends of Bolingbroke Academy.
Chair & Parent Governor : Stan Faure
Fundraising & Social Events : Fereal Addicott & Nathalie Mangin
Finance : Sara Cheeseman & Catherine Ratcliffe
Communications : Ruth Buckle
Sponsorship: Xander Veldhuijzen
Meetings are held four times a year in the evening in "The Commons" and are open to all Parents, Carers and Friends of the Academy.
There is a continuous focus on creating new fundraisers and ideas for how the day-to-day life of pupils can be enriched.
Our current Fundraising projects are:
The Drama department offers students the opportunity to perform to their family, friends and teachers in our fantastic shows. Pupils can audition to perform in a whole school Musical each year, a Y7 and Y8 production and we will be piloting our first sixth form show this year. Pupils are involved in all aspects of stage production including lighting and sound production and the success of our shows relies on effective stage equipment. Funds raised will go towards ceiling microphones and radio microphones and the total needed for these is £1,000.
Our music curriculum centres round inclusivity where every pupil is provided with the best musical opportunities and all Y7 students are given the chance to learn an instrument. To ensure that we can continue to provide this unique opportunity to our growing number of pupils the music department needs to purchase additional equipment and repair existing ones. Money raised will go towards instrument purchases and repairs, music stands, keyboard stands, recording interfaces, microphones and sixth form equipment and the total amount needed to cover all this is £5,500.
The Art and Design department strives to provide students with the opportunity to practice new skills and create their designs using specialist equipment which is fit for purpose. We need to ensure that the workshop is resourced with the right equipment to give students the chance to keep up with the latest working practices. Donations will go towards an acrylic convection oven, a brazing hearth for pewter casting and metal welding, a benchtop router table, die and tapping kit for aluminium rod joining plus a biscuit jointer, dust extractor, drill set and lathe cutting tools. The total amount needed for this is £2,780.
Everyone is welcome to get involved with supporting the Academy, if you would like to become more involved or find out further information please contact any of the Committee Members as listed above.