Brookfield School Community

Welcome to the School Community!

What is Brookfield School Community?

Short answer: it’s a charity with the purposes of promoting and enhancing the education of all children at Brookfield. We used to be known as the Brookfield PTA, but we voted to change our name in 2023.

Longer answer: it’s automatically made up of all parents and carers of Brookfield children, as well as staff at the school. There is a committee and the charity has trustees, who are normally the chair(s), treasurer and secretary. Officially, we are called “Brookfield Primary School Association”.

What do we do?

We work closely with the school to raise funds for enrichment activities to support Brookfield’s pupils. Although there is a fundraising goal, we also strive to create a sense of community among the school’s parents and carers. We want to help make the school a sociable, fun place with great events.

The money we raise also supports improvements to the playgrounds and a wide range of curriculum initiatives such as:

  • Fantastic Arts at Brookfield (FAB)
  • The school’s Forest Garden
  • School trips to a wide range of museums, the seaside and activity centres
  • Philosophy classes
  • Drumming classes
  • Free fruit for all children

We also organise a range of fun social events including: Winter and Summer fairs; movie nights; celebrations of Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Diwali and Eid; bake sales and many other exciting events.

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Who are the members? Who runs it?

If you’re a parent, carer or guardian of a Brookfield child, a teacher or staff member, you are automatically a member! There’s no need for registration here or elsewhere.

We rely on class representatives to help spread the message around organising events, and to put together a rota for running a stall at a fair. (Reps also usually do things such as arrange the occasional class social event and organise a class Christmas and/or year-end present for their form teacher – but these aren’t official duties!)

The committee is elected / appointed each year at the AGM, which is held in the first half of the Winter term.

The committee is always at least six people. Usually two co-chairs and a treasurer; or a chair, treasurer and secretary; plus the Headteacher, another senior teacher, and another parent.

The charity has trustees – normally they are the three main committee officers – but other members can be elected as trustees of the charity. All the rules are in our most recent governing document.

More Information

We have a section in the school newsletter, which is where you can find the latest news and activities. Please do take a look at the most recent newsletters here.

We are a registered charity. All contact and financial information can be found on the Charity Commission website. There are further documents on the page here.

We have started a Facebook page, with a group for former pupils. If you are a former pupil and want to reconnect, please join!