Answers to some of the most common queries are below, but please don't hesitate to contact us should you wish to know more.
What is the purpose of The Friends Association?
The Friends’ aim is twofold; firstly to raise money for the benefit of student activities at the College, and secondly but just as importantly, to provide a social platform for all parents to engage and form friendships.
How do I join The Friends Association?
All parents are automatically members of The Friends Association; the small per family annual subscription is a compulsory part of school fees.
How can I become involved with The Friends?
We are always looking for volunteers to help with a wide range of duties. If you want to get involved please click here to register your interest.
What sort of activities can I volunteer for?
Currently we have volunteers helping with: the Library, Tuck Shop, Sports Café, Exam Reader/Writers, Art Sale, House Music, Ladies Lunch, the Golf Day, Headmaster’s Garden Party, and Second Hand Uniform sales.
Can I become involved with The Friends on an ad hoc basis or must it be a more permanent commitment?
We gratefully accept all volunteers – for as little or as much help as they can offer.
How do I make a suggestion for helping out at the College?
We gratefully accept new ideas and initiatives. If you have a suggestion please email President Liz Barnett.
What does The Friends' Executive Committee do?
The Friends Executive Committee is made up of approximately 15 elected parents plus key King's College representatives – Headmaster, the Development Office and Director of Commercial Services. We meet regularly to oversee the delivery of The Friends annual events calendar, as well as manage funding design, requests and applications.
How do I join The Friends Executive Committee?
We welcome enquiries from any current parents interested in joining the Executive Committee.
Who is currently on The Friends Executive Committee?
Please click here to view a list of all the Committee members and their bios.
Where has the money raised been spent recently?
- Our Artist-in-Residence programme
- A Technology Kiln for the Design Technology Department
- Transport to House Music
- Bursaries for Middlemore and Taylor House students
- Rowing trailer
- Musical instruments for The Burtones
- Musical banners for music stands
- Technology Designer talks
- Frames for student portfolio boards
- Cycling tent
- Hockey electronic scoreboard
- Wishlist donations to Houses.