At OLA we are fortunate that our school has a PA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for decades. Our PA is a member of the NCPTA, which is a national charity and membership organisation providing support and guidance for all home school associations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our association is one of over 13,000 members currently with the NCPTA.
In its time the PA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
The PA is, however, about much more than simply fundraising. The PA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too - just ask any of the Committee members or Friends of the PA.
All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of Our Lady’s Abingdon Junior School Parents’ Association when their child joins our school. Parents’ Association subscriptions are £4 per term and are added to your fees account.
There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through the PA. If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a Committee Member by contacting Steve Davies (PA Chair) by email: email@example.com, or by contacting a committee member or class representative with your details.