The main purpose of the Pilgrims'Parents' Association (PPA) is to organise a range of activities and events throughout the year with the primary aim of giving parents an opportunity to meet socially.

Every parent with a child at the school automatically becomes a member of the PPA, which is run by a voluntary committee of parents.  New parents joining the school are welcomed to the school community by the Class Reps of the PPA who introduce them to other parents, provide lots of helpful information about the school day and the local area and are on hand to help with any questions. The Class Reps often gather the families in their year group together before the start of the new term, so that new boys (and their parents!) feel more confident and look forward to seeing their friends again when term starts. 

Funds raised by PPA social events go towards school “extras” that will benefit the boys. For example, recent purchases using PPA funds have included a climbing wall, outdoor lighting for the sports pitches, cricket nets, recording equipment for the music department, a PA system, electronic buzzers for our very successful Quiz Team and new computer screens for the boarding houses.

One major social evening is arranged each term as well as a few sporting “friendlies” throughout the year, including the eagerly anticipated Parents v Staff football, hockey, netball and cricket matches. Popular events have included quiz nights, the summer fête, hog roast and live bands in the Quad, and a sponsored walk involving the whole school and their families.

In addition, the PPA mans the Pimms Tent at Athletics Finals, offers refreshments before various school events and holds hugely popular cake sales and other money raising ventures in support of their nominated charities.