PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION (PFA)

We’re proud that the PFA plays such a pivotal role at Coombe Boys’ School – linking parents to the “Coombe-community” through social events, as well as raising funds to buy additional equipment for the school.

In recent years this has included essential science apparatus, ongoing support for Coombe Boys’ impressive Performing Arts and Sports departments and a fabulous refurb of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and Library. However, the PFA Committee (which is friendly, fun, informal and always welcoming to new members!) regularly requests new “wish lists” from teaching staff to ensure that we are supporting every department, subject and priority area across the school. This academic year, Miss O’Reilly is taking over the role of “staff liaison” and we’re looking forward to working together to ensure all our boys can really benefit from our fundraising efforts.

Traditionally, the PFA has organised a series of successful events such as Quiz Nights, Comedy Shows, BBQs, raffles as well as providing refreshments at official school events, performances and Parent Consultation evenings. For the past two years, we’ve also held an online Christmas Auction, raising around £3,000. This year, more so than ever, we want to explore some new and exciting ways of generating funds – virtual events, Crowdfunders, match-funding, corporate partnerships and grants… We’re really open to suggestions and would love to hear from you!

Look out on Twitter @CoombeboysPFA or updates via Parentmail for details of our termly meetings, events and “shout outs” for help! You can get involved as much or as little as you like (even an hour here and there is always hugely appreciated) and it’s a great way to meet other CBS families.

Committee 2020 - 2021

Chair: Jo Hudson

Vice Chair: Loraine Simpson

Treasurer: Gill Mansfield

Secretary: Posey Furnish

Staff Liaison: Miss O’Reilly

Follow us on Twitter - @CoombeBoysPFA