February 2, 2011
school's long-running PTA group threatened with closure
long-running Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Highbridge's
King Alfred School is under threat of closure due to a lack of
volunteers, its leaders have warned this week.
The King Alfred School Association, which has raised thousands
of pounds for vital school equipment including a minibus, has
said it may have to close down this year unless more supporters
can be found.
"Without support, the PTA (Parent Teacher Association)
will close at the end of the financial year," the school's
Simon Aylward told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
"Our school PTA supports the school in many ways but is
finding it hard to continue, with low numbers of volunteers."
"It would be difficult for the school to maintain its sporting
fixtures without the minibus bought with funds raised by KASA."
"Additionally, some students would also miss out on opportunities
for trips without support from KASA."
The group has called an open meeting at 7pm on 28th March in
the school library to discuss the future of the group. Anyone
who is interested in supporting the association and its fundraising
should attend or contact Simon Aylward directly by email here
for further details.