Year 11 Prom 2019

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please find below a list of frequently asked questions relating to our Year 11 Prom.

We are really looking forward to enjoying an amazing evening on Thursday 27th June.

Where is the Prom held?

The Prom is held on the main lawn in front of Boughton House. Access to the venue is via the first access gate to Boughton House on the road from Geddington to Grafton Underwood. A signpost will be outside this entrance on the evening.

If you are planning to arrive by an unusual means of transport OR in a vehicle that is bigger than a fire engine you must contact me via the email address below at the earliest opportunity.

Can you give me directions to the Prom?

From Kettering, make your way to Geddington and take the 2nd right turn onto West Street.

Keep going and you will see the main entrance to Boughton House on your right - there will be a KBA Prom Entrance sign by the gates.

Make your way down the drive. You will see that parents and visitors cars are parked on the field to the right hand side of the archway.

What time does the Prom start and finish?

The Prom officially starts at 7pm but we ask that students make arrangements to arrive at some time between 6.45 and 7pm. The Prom finishes at 10.15pm and, again, we ask that all parents make arrangements to collect their children at this time.

Can family and friends come along to watch my child arrive at the Prom?

Of course. We encourage parents, friends and family to come along and watch students arrive.

However, if you are planning to watch your child arrive, we ask that you are at the venue no later than 6.30pm.

Parking for parents will be clearly signed as you enter the venue.

We will provide an opportunity for you to take photographs with your child after all students have arrived.

What does my child have to wear to the Prom?

We encourage all students to wear smart dress.

Many wear ball gowns and dinner jackets but this is not a requirement.

Trainers, jeans and sportswear are, of course, not appropriate.

Does my child need to bring any money to the Prom?

No. All drinks and food/entertainment are included in the cost of the ticket.

What can my child look forward to enjoying at the Prom?

Students are greeted by members of staff before they enter the marquee via a red carpet and enjoy a (non-alcoholic) reception drink.

We have a professional photographer who will take photographs of students as they arrive. Students will be given a code to access a secure site where all photos are stored and you will be able to purchase prints should you wish to do so. If you have not given permission for your child's photograph to be used in the online gallery then, unfortunately, they will not be able to have their photograph taken.

Inside the marquee we have a mini-casino and disco. Drinks will be provided for students in the form of bottled water and KBA Mocktails. We also have a large chocolate fountain with lots of goodies and an ice-cream van for which students will receive a voucher for a free ice-cream.

There will be a photobooth inside the marquee which students can use as many times as they wish. This is free of charge.

During the evening staff will vote for the Prom King and Prom Queen and the students who win these awards will be crowned towards the end of the evening. We will also present other awards to students at the end of the evening.

Is there alcohol served at the Prom?

No. We do not allow students to drink alcohol whilst at the Prom. Parents of students who appear to be under the influence of alcohol when they arrive may be asked to collect them and take them home. 

Can you confirm that no smoking is not allowed at the Prom?

Yes. Smoking is also not allowed and, again, students who choose to smoke will be asked to leave the event. 

Who do I contact if I have any other questions about the Prom?

Please email questions you may have to me : philiphenton@kba.uk

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