The Parents' Society has been supporting the school for many years raising significant sums of money to buy equipment and services to benefit the boys during their years at APS as well as to support several charities. Along the way the events are a great opportunity for parents and boys to get together and have some fun.
In the past, funds raised have provided interactive whiteboards, outdoor play equipment, South American musical instruments, music stands, science materials and additional reading books. In 2009 - 2010, £10 000 was donated towards the purchase of a new minibus.
For 2010/2011, the Parents' Society has contributed to the purchase of the new 4 metre wide big screen which has been installed at Marlborough Road which is, as well as being an additional resource for use during assemblies, lessons and performances, used for big screen sports or film events for both boys and parents.
Giving Machine and IDRite Labels
As a Society, we have also teamed up with a number of third parties to help raise further funds. These include www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk a non-profit making organisation which generates free cash for the school every time you shop online. Each of the the online shops – including high street names such as Amazon, eBay and M&S - makes a donation on your behalf. To date you have helped raise nearly £1000 from this.
Similarly, any parents looking for name labels for school uniform can raise funds for the Society by ordering these from http://www.idrite.co.uk/. Simply select Altrincham Preparatory School as you proceed through Checkout.
It would not be possible to achieve all this without the continued support of everyone involved and we are always looking to welcome any parents who feel they can contribute in any way, however big or small.
Should you wish to contact any members of the Society please contact the school office on 0161 928 3366.