Alleyn's Parents Association
As an Alleyn’s parent, you automatically become a member of the Alleyn’s Parents’ Association (APA).
The aim of the APA is to enhance the education of the pupils and to contribute to the welfare, happiness and success of the School, and its pupils, as global citizens. It also seeks to foster constructive communication and co-operative relationships between its members and the School.
To achieve these aims, the APA organises opportunities for parents to meet either by year group or on a school-wide basis. School-wide events such as the Parents’ Quiz Night, the annual Christmas ‘Holly Fair’ and Founder’s Day in the summer combine socialising with fundraising activities. Funds raised by the APA go to support the Bursary Fund (and previously, the Pupils’ Support Fund) as well as various initiatives within the School for the benefit of all pupils. Recent projects funded by the APA include the purchase of gym equipment, a 3D printer and touch pads for the swimming pool. In addition to raising funds for School projects, the APA also funds external charities, such as Link Age Southwark. Specifically, the APA has forged a close partnership with Ganet’s Adventure School in Malawi, which it supports through raising funds for the Think Malawi charity.
The APA also hosts a parents’ pastoral evening each year, where a topic of mutual interest can be discussed with an expert speaker (recent evenings have discussed hosting parties, digital awareness and mental well-being). In addition, Headmaster's Lunches are held once a term in the Advent and Lent terms and provide a unique opportunity for parents to meet the Headmaster, the Senior Management Team and other staff over an intimate lunch with no formal agenda. These events have been specifically commended in the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate inspection.
Furthermore, the APA runs the Second-Hand Uniform Shop, which - as well as being a good source of uniform for parents - raises considerable funds for the APA and reduces our School’s overall carbon footprint.