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Buddies – PTA



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About Bishop Wood Buddies

Bishop Wood School Association, known as Bishop Wood Buddies, is managed by a committee of parents and staff, the parents being elected at an annual general meeting held each September or October.  New faces on the committee will always be welcome.

As a PTA our focus is firmly based on raising funds for the school to enhance our children’s education and recreational needs by hosting fun events for the whole family to enjoy.  The Bishop Wood School Association’s constitution states that, of the annual sum donated to the school, 75% should be spent on major projects and 25% should be allocated to smaller items.

Buddies has two functions:

  • As a fund-raising organisation, we aim to pay for the extras which make the school more effective and enjoyable for our children.
  • To organise the social events which bring parents and school closer together.

Throughout the year Buddies combine these two functions by putting on events including discos for children, quizzes for grown-ups as well as family events such as the ever popular Snail Race Night and the Summer Fayre.  The Autumn term is always  busy with lots of seasonal activities.  Buddies help administer the children’s Christmas card designs, pay for and decorate the Christmas Tree, provide refreshments at the Christmas Concert and organise and run the Christmas Market.  It is a lovely time of year in school and a great way to get involved with children and other parents.

At the last AGM the following parents and friends were elected to the committee:

Chair Nicola Baker
Vice Chair Alma Robertson-Chard
Treasurer Cara Swain
Secretary Esther Matthews
Committee Members Emma Wild
Angela Warburton
Charlie Owttrim
Annette Webbley
Charlotte Thom
Harriet Stephenson
Louisa Marriott
Mel Hands
Louise Gibson
Fey Bates
Zoe Finch (Staff Rep)

If you would like to get involved in Buddies please contact Buddies direct on, Instagram @bwbuds,  Facebook at Bishop Wood School Association or via the school office.

2nd Hand Uniform Shop

Buddies run a 2nd Hand uniform shop after school on a regular basis.  If you need items of uniform in the meantime please leave a note in the Buddies Post Box in the school reception.  Donations of uniform that your child has grown out of are always appreciated.