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Parent Council & PTFA

Parent Council


For members of The Purbeck School senior leadership team and key leaders across the school to meet with current parents in order to discuss aspects of the school and secure parental feedback on ongoing improvements to enhance school standards. These include areas such as academic performance, communication, school services and parental engagement.


Parental membership is voluntary and informal; there are no elections and parents may attend as frequently as they wish. The Parent Council is advertised in school newsletters, on the website and through other avenues, and interested parents are added to an email list which advertises future meetings and shares recent minutes (which are also made public on the website). A member of the school’s senior leadership team (Mr Josh Mead Assistant Headteacher) will chair the meeting and the headteacher will also attend whenever possible.

If you are interested in joining the parent council and wish to be added to the mailing list, please email:


The parent council committee shall meet once a half term. All meetings shall be recorded and a copy of the minutes emailed to all those on the email listing and also posted on the school’s website.

Dates for the 2023/24 academic year are:

  • Wednesday 18th October 2023 – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 13th December 2023 – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 7th February 2024 – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 27th March 2024 – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 17th July 2024 – 5.30pm

Terms of Reference:

Items for the agenda are finalised by the chair of the meeting – these will usually be discussed at the end of the previous meeting with suggestions welcome from any member.
The ethos of the Parent Council is to share ideas informally that will help to enrich provision for all students at the school. As such, it is not the forum to raise specific issues relating to individual children, and any such concerns should be raised through the usual channels such as through tutors.


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The Purbeck School PTFA needs You!

Dear parent or guardian,

Partnerships between parents, educators and children enhance children’s success. We know that children learn more and have better lives when everyone in the school community works together to support them. The Purbeck School PTFA (Parent, Teacher, Friends Association) has worked hard to fundraise and benefit the children at our school over the last few years.

Last year some of The Purbeck School PTFA activities included:

  • Car Boot Sales.
  • Christmas Markets.
  • Baby and Toddler Sales.
  • Selling refreshments at school performances.
  • Fundraising for the school.

We need more parents or friends of the school to join the PTFA this year. Whether you can just offer a small amount of your time, even an hour, please join us to make a difference in the education, health, and welfare of the children at The Purbeck School.

If you feel you could contribute something to the PTFA, however little it may be, please respond to this email noting your interest in joining the PTFA and we will add you to our PTFA mailing list.

Many thanks for your support,

Mr T McNaughton
Head of English
Assistant Headteacher