We are the Barkisland School Association!
The Barkisland School Association works closely alongside the school, holding fantastic events which help to raise funds for our school!
See this page for information on great upcoming events we have planned and past events which have taken place.
Who are the BSA?
The BSA (Barkisland School Association), known in most other schools as a PTA (Parent and Teachers Association) is in essence a charity whose sole purpose is to raise funds for the school.
The BSA Committee is made up of parents of pupils at Barkisland school along with representation from the teaching staff and the school’s governors. Their aim is to provide the school with provision of funds/facilities that will enhance the education of its pupils but which would not normally be funded by the local authority. This is generally achieved by different ways of fundraising.
Over the years the BSA have organised various events/activities that have contributed to the raising of funds. These vary on an annual basis, but each year there is usually end of term discos, X-Factor and a Summer Fayre to name a few. The Committee are always thinking up of different ways to make raise funds and are very open to new ideas. Many items purchased over the last few years have made a real difference to the children at Barkisland School.
Most recently, the BSA have funded:
* An amazing playground transformation for the Key Stage 1 Playground with new surfacing, signs, playground equipment and storage
* A suite of laptops for the children to encourage the use of additional technology
* Part funding coaches for school trips to try and keep the cost to parents down
In order for the BSA to continue providing the school with the 'wish list' items it needs to purchase, it is vital that fundraising events arranged throughout the year at school are supported.
The newsletter gives regular information about forthcoming events. Please support them to enable us to continue supporting our children's education.
The BSA are a hard working group of people who freely give up their time to support the school. We are always looking for new members who are willing to help out - you don't have to commit to a set number of hours or meetings, any extra support or help will be greatly received.
- Family Magic Night - 7th October - A great family teatime event where parents get chance to relax and have a drink and chat with others whilst the children are being entertained by the Magician
Thank you to all those who have supported the recent events;
Fashion Show and Clothes sale - £231
Burner race and fit club - £1203
Fathers Day sale - £212
Bake Off - £247
Sports Day - £138
Summer Fair - £3089
During the academic year of 2017/17 we have raised £11,900 in total so thank you to all who supported us during these events.