We would like to inform all parents that at the PTFA Annual general meeting held on 2 November 2016 the following resolution was passed:
“As required by the Constitution, and having given the appropriate notice to advise all members and the school community, a resolution was proposed to dissolve the current PTFA. This was unanimously agreed.”
General meeting to be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.
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The governors and staff do all they can to enhance the curricular opportunities of the students. To this end they invite voluntary parental contributions of £30 a year.
This fund is separate from the school's main public funding account (which pays for teachers, building maintenance etc); instead, it is a private account that provides money for our 'Care Fund' and also pays for extra resources for the school, such as the running of the school minibus.
Special Resources Appeal
Because this is a Voluntary Aided School, the Governors must find 10% of all the costs of building maintenance and external refurbishment. This fund has been set up to enable us to supplement the normal school budget and so enable us to provide facilities and equipment we would not otherwise have been able to afford. For example, in recent years we have upgraded our P.E. facilities and our dining facilities have been dramatically upgraded to provide the girls with a modern environment in which to eat their lunch at the Casa Blancha bistro. This sort of improvement has been possible largely through the regular giving of parents, who often add to their donations through Gift Aid. We rely almost completely on parents for this, but the whole community, staff, governors and students all have their part to play.
Friends and parents give up their time and expertise in other ways, largely through the efforts of the PTFA who have made generous financial contributions through their fund-raising activities. Parents also help in Year 7 with the Accelerated Literacy Programme, a highly successful scheme to increase reading skills and stamina.
If you are an old girl of Archbishop Blanch School or one of its predecessors (St Edmund's College and Liverpool Girls' College), Friends of Archbishop Blanch School (FABS) would love to hear from you. This enthusiastic group of alumni actively fundraise to improve the Sixth Form facilities (please contact Mrs Bryan in the School Office for further details).
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area