Friends Association

The Friends of Kettering Buccleuch Academy has been running now for a number of years, during which time, as a group of enthusiastic parents, grandparents and staff have raised over £5000. 

Our aim is to organise fun-filled events that all of the family can enjoy whilst, at the same time, raising money to fund equipment and resources which add value to the experience of students at the academy.  These events have included an Easter egg hunt, summer fayre, Christmas fayre and a circus.  We also run regular discos and organise the sale of refreshments at many academy events.

How can you help?

As a parent/carer of a pupil at the academy you are automatically a member of the Friends Association, however if you would like to be more involved please speak to a member of the committee or contact us. All members are welcome to attend our meetings, a list of dates are listed below.  

  • Thursday 2nd November @ 5.30pm
  • Monday 20th November @ 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 6th November @ 6.00pm 

If you are unable to attend our meeting but would still like to be involved, there are many ways in which you can.  Maybe you can man a stall at our fairs, wrap Christmas presents or collect raffle prizes, there are many ways in which you can help.  We would love to welcome some new faces.

What have we spent your money on?

Our most recent purchases include some reading books for KS1, some lunchtime sports equipment for primary students and a pet ‘tortoise’ for EYFS.

We are open to suggestions on how to spend money raised, so if you have any ideas please get in touch.


How to get in touch

You can email us on follow us on twitter @friendskba or find us on facebook; friends of KBA, alternatively speak to any of the members below.

Kelly Brace
Del Draper
Vice Chair
Jo Page
Lucy Burkinshaw
Jess Board
Charlotte McInnes
Jodie Fretwell
Wendy Millsop
School Representative

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