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Welcome to The Abbey School Parents’ Association, often abbreviated to 'ASPA'.

The Parents’ Association is your community - every parent of a pupil at The Abbey School is a member. We exist to support the school and develop relationships across the school community.

As well as raising funds to purchase items for the school, we run a number of social events throughout the year for parents and pupils, and we also run the Second-hand Uniform Shop. We hope you enjoy the activities we organise and make friends across the school community in the process.

We are a parent-led organisation and we rely on your help to be successful, so please get involved! You can contact us via the links in this section of the site or come along to one of the twice-termly meetings.

Donations

The funds raised by the Parents' Association go towards subsidising activities such as the Junior School Christmas Parties and fund donations of equipment to the school. In the past two years we have funded or agreed to fund the following items:

2015

Total fundraising of £23,037 with items funded including:

  • Junior School Piano
  • Senior School Piano
  • Junior School Pond Plants
  • Software for iPad Minis
  • Speech Day Prize

2014

  • £4,087 for new stage drapes for Richards Hall in the Senior School.
  • £3,506 to erect a Forest Story House outside Somerleaze at the Junior School.
  • £2,874 for iPad Minis for Early Years.
  • £2,000 to buy new outdoor play equipment at Knell House.
  • £490 to buy a model skeleton for the Junior School Science Department.
  • £450 to provide a photo booth at the Upper V Prom.
  • £400 to promote Road Safety Week at the Junior School.
  • £250 for new pond pumps at the Junior School.

2013

  • £4,635 for a trial of tablet technology in the Junior School.
  • £3,883 to provide new blackout blinds for Richards Hall in the Senior School.
  • £1,536 to purchase parasols for the picnic tables in the Senior School.
  • £1,010 to fund a human sundial at Abbey Gardens.
  • Portfolio display racks and a heavy duty trimmer for the Senior School Art Department.

In previous years we have provided many significant items for the school such as the all-weather astroturf in Kensington Quadrangle, Choral Risers and play equipment for Early Years and the Junior School, curtains in Richards Hall, circular benches and picnic tables for the Senior School.