Twyford Parents Association (TPA)
The TPA organises social events for parents, children and staff to bring together the Twyford School community. We also support fundraising for school and charity through some of our events.
The Twyford Parents’ Association (TPA) committee organises social events to enrich and grow the whole Twyford School community – it is a very important and much-valued part of life at Twyford.
The TPA was founded in 1983 with the aim of bringing together the parents, children and staff of the school through various social activities and later established the invaluable year reps system. Some of the events organised by the TPA cater for the whole family and staff (Fireworks Night, Christmas Fair, Twyford’s Got Talent and Summer Extravaganza) some for staff and parents (Quiz, Prep and Pre-Prep Drinks) and some just for the children (School Discos).
Although social, the events may generate a small profit which, after financing complimentary events, is donated to the School for supplementary items via Twyford’s “bids system”, benefitting pupils throughout the School. The TPA supports the charity nominated by each of the children’s school councils through the proceeds of the Christmas Fair Raffle and organises non-monetary charitable collections. There is usually a fundraising Ball every three years.
The TPA committee comprises about 14 parent volunteers, joined by staff from both the Prep and Pre-Prep, to organise social events. In addition, within each school year there are two or three year representatives (year reps) who help support TPA events, arrange activities for their own year group and welcome new parents into our community. By giving your permission to share your email address (on the enclosed ‘Home Address/Telephone list’ document) one of the year reps will be in touch with you.
Parent volunteers also run the second-hand uniform shop which provides a very busy and popular service.
I would like to welcome you to the Twyford community. If you would like to find out more, or simply to volunteer, please do get in touch.