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Friends of Robert Barclay Academy (FoRBA)

Who We Are

We aims to raise funds for the benefit of all students of the academy.  When their child joins the academy parents and carers automatically become members of the Association.  It is hoped that many will join the Committee, which organises and co-ordinates fundraising in support of the academy. 

At this year's Annual General Meeting the Officers elected to serve on the Committee were:

Chair Sue Ball-Greenwood
Assistant Treasurer  
Secretary Maria Dines
School Liaison Dawn Warwick

What We Have Done

Over the past year we have supported a number of projects within the academy, for departments such as Creative Arts,  English, Food Technology, Mathematics, Media, Modern Foreign Languages and Performing Arts.  We have also provided funds for a major project which will support all students.  We are saving the announcement until nearer the end of the term, for maximum impact!


During the year members of the Association help with refreshments at Academy events, such as Open Evening, Presentation Evening, Performing Arts productions and concerts, and at Parents' Evenings. 

We also have our own events, such as the Model Railway Exhibition (now in its 21st year) and The Overtures Evening (its 7th year).  These two events are major fundraisers for the Association, and next year we are aiming to hold a Christmas Fayre, a Summer Fete and a Vintage Fayre.   We are also looking at the possibility of holding a series of Quiz Nights.


Of course, none of the above events could take place without an army of volunteers willing to lend a hand.  The more people we get to help us, the more events we can hold - and the more money we can raise for the benefit of Academy students.

Please call Sue Ball-Greenwood (07909 904 422) if you would like to help at any of these events.  Alternatively, you can email

Sue Ball-Greenwood