Friends of Kingswood
Friends of Kingswood is a parents’ group that arranges regular events for parents to socialise and raises funds to provide additional items for the benefit of the pupils. Friends of Kingswood social functions include balls, quiz evenings and drinks parties as well as regular half-termly open evenings to discuss ideas and plans. Everyone is warmly invited to attend all of these events, whether as an active participant or simply to meet other parents and learn more.
The Friends also support the School by manning the Theatre Bar and running the Kingswood Second Hand Uniform Shop. Information on events and diary dates is published in the weekly School newsletter and can be found on our dedicated site/contact system www.pta-events.co.uk/fok/.
The Friends of Kingswood organisation includes specific roles such as Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer and Year Representatives. We welcome anyone who is interested in helping. Please get in touch via the contact page.
Year Group Representatives
Separate from the Friends, each year group has class representatives who arrange social events throughout the year, such as coffee mornings or social evenings, to enable year group parents to meet.
Aims of a Year Rep include:
- To act as a known point of contact for new parents prior to their children starting at the School
- To help with the social cohesion of the Year by organising and co-ordinating parental events
- To provide parents with information on all the Friends' social, School events and fundraising efforts
- To pass parents’ views onto the Friends and the School as necessary
The Friends coordinate volunteers to run the bar in the Theatre or Pavilion for School events such as GCSE/A Level drama assessments, concerts, quiz nights and social events. This both provides a welcome refreshments service and raises funds, which the Friends reinvest in the students.
As parents move on from the School each year, there are opportunities for new volunteers to join the bar rota. If you would like to put your name forward, please contact us and the Friends will contact you shortly to note your availability each term.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
The second hand uniform shop will re-open in it’s new location in September 2022. Please email [email protected] to check on stock and arrange to donate items.
Please find the Friends of Kingswood's Privacy Notice below.