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The Croft Preparatory School

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Welcome to the CPA section of our website.


The Croft Parents' Association (CPA) was established to provide a social strand to school life.


The committee comprises the Headmaster, or a member of the senior staff in his absence, and a group of parent representatives, drawn from each year band in the school. One of the roles of the Parent Representative is to help new parents integrate within the School, and to organise social events for 'their' year.


The committee organises a variety of activities and events, ranging from a Family Fun Day or Summer Ball, to themed quiz nights. Christmas at The Croft is firmly established on the School Calendar, marking the start of the festive season with Christmas carols; games devised by Prep children; stalls selling craft objects and cakes made by parents, and, of course, a visit by Father Christmas!


In conjunction with the Director of Music, the CPA administers a very successful musical instrument library, enabling children to access and experiment with a range of different orchestral instruments.


Whilst the primary focus of the CPA is social, they also raise funds at events, and by running a Nearly New Uniform Shop. Funds are used to provide items suggested by the children, parents and staff, to enhance daily school life, and special one-off donations to a particular charity, often connected with parents or children of the School.