Hello and a very warm welcome to the Barfield Friends (BF), the Parent Staff Association (PSA) at Barfield Prep School, a registered charity with the Charity Commission.
Our PTA is a group of volunteer parents and teachers who work closely together to raise extra funds for the school, to benefit our children through a wide range of fun and creative events. Over the last few years, we have raised on average £10,000 each year which has been put towards projects in the school that budgets simply wouldn’t stretch to.
The Barfield Friends' impact shouldn’t only be defined in terms of fundraising success, its value is more extensive than this; building and enhancing our school community, improving communication, and increasing family engagement. PSAs are often referred to as the heart of the school community and the Barfield Friends strive to achieve this.
We have a section in the school's interactive monthly newsletter that gives a roundup of what’s been happening and information on any upcoming events.
- Chair of the Friends – Ruth Singh Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer - Sarah Lee Contact: email@example.com
- Secretary - Kirsty Ross-Hurst
- Social Media - Rachel Higgins / Laura Hall
- Sophie Evetts - Committee member
- Headmaster / Staff Rep - Andy Boyle
- PE Teacher / Staff Rep - Ray Taylor
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, would like to take more of an active role in the BF or, of course, just to say hello! We look forward to meeting you soon.
Class Reps & Classlist :
These are parents who volunteer to take on the role for that year. They represent that year group at BF meetings and tend to take the lead on the organisation of the allocated event. It’s a great way for the BF committee to disseminate information across all year groups. The reps usually change each academic year but many stay on.
On joining Barfield Prep School, you will receive an invitation to join Classlist, it is a safe GDPR-compliant way that the BF are able to communicate across the school. The BF can send announcements, advertise events, sell tickets, and advertise rotas to help at the social events to name a few things. As a parent, you can also put it to great use, organise playdates, lift shares, sell items on marketplace etc.