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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