The King Alfred’s Parent Association (KAPA) is different from those you may find at many Primary Schools. We do not generally have cake sales or Summer or Christmas Fetes. However, we do raise considerable sums of money that go towards enhancing the experience that your children have while they are at the Academy. The monies that we have raised have funded many large and worthwhile projects over the years. KAPA helped fund the tiered seating in Centre Site Hall which has greatly improved the audience experience at all King Alfred’s productions, performances and awards ceremonies. When you attend a ceremony and see your child receiving an award, you will be sitting on a seat provided by us! We have also given money to pay for playground table tennis tables on East Site, the reinstatement of a science pond on Centre Site, the purchase of House trophies and also to different Faculties to support teaching and learning in the classroom.
Our main source of income is the KAPA Lottery, which we hope that most parents will be able to sign-up to. We also organise an annual summer event to which parents and the local community are invited. We also generate income from running bars and refreshments at productions, concerts and other events. We are always keen to try out new ideas and, of course, accept new volunteers!
How can you help?
You can support us, simply and easily, and with a minimum time commitment, by:
- Signing-up to the KAPA Lottery. It is cost-effective, easy and does not take-up any of your time. Moreover, you can cancel your participation at any time if your circumstances change. You will also feel a warm glow of self-satisfaction knowing that you have ‘done your bit’ and will not be asked for any more.
- You could become a committee member (just 4 meetings a year).
- You could join our database of willing volunteers. We appreciate that people have busy lives and it may not be possible to make an all-year around commitment. However, there may be a particular project that interests you or you might be able to turn-up on an odd evening to help man the bar or refreshment stand. All help and support is very much appreciated.
If you feel you can help in any way, or you would like us to send you a KAPA Lottery Application Form, please email:
We look forward to hearing from you!