Friends of Ballard School

The Friends of Ballard School (FOBS) team comprises of both parents and staff who work together to raise funds for the school through social events.  Anyone can join us - we like to have fun whilst planning - just turn up to our meetings!

We meet once or twice per term to plan and manage our events. We divide up responsibilities, big and small, to suit your availability and skills.

From funds raised and saved from previous years, we helped pay for portable floodlights for the Astro, special safety gear for the Ballard Sailing Club, the F1 model car gear used at the ‘Birthday Bash’ and activity club, the curtains for the dance studio and the new canopy at the entrance to Pre-Prep. We have also contributed towards the new Year 11 ‘log cabin’ and we aim to focus this term on raising funds for an additional set of portable Astro floodlights (which can also be used at FOBS evening events).  Another recent donation was for the Harps used by the new music activity club.


How can I join or just help out?

There are two ways to be involved...

You can join the committee and help to create and manage our fundraising events. The committee meets once or twice per term to review and plan FOBS events.

If you would like to be involved but on an ad-hoc basis why not put your name down on the FOBS helpers list? This list comprises of parents and staff who may be available to help out at the events or beforehand and do anything from pre-event shopping, serving drinks to face-painting and lighting fireworks!

If you would like to be involved, you can:

email FOBS:

Or leave your details at the main school office/FOBS pigeon hole.