An important part of your son’s journey through Bickley Park will be the quality of the home-school partnership. The 2015 inspection judged links between BPS and its parent body to be excellent. An open, proactive relationship provides parents with a clear indication of pupils’ attainment and progress. Concerns are addressed swiftly and parental involvement is strongly encouraged, be it through termly forums, when class representatives meet with the Headmaster, senior managers and governors, or social events such as the parents’ association Great Gatsby themed Summer Ball.
In recent years, 600 members of the school community undertook a sponsored walk to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind; 150 fathers and sons took part in the BPS Grand Prix Go Karting event; parents, teachers and even the Headmaster jumped out of an airplane at 15,000 feet to raise funds for the Parachute Regiment Charities.
Information events and lectures for all members of the school community are a regular feature. In the last year, curriculum evenings have taken place, as well as talks by high profile speakers such as holocaust survivor Rudi Oppenheimer, who was imprisoned with Anne Frank in Bergen Belsen; ex-hostages Terry Waite and John McCarthy; multiple world record breaking free-style footballer Ash Randall; actor Brian Blessed and adventurer/broadcaster Ben Fogle.
Pre- and post-school day arrangements have been extended to cater for working parents. A breakfast club is available from 7am for pupils over the age of 3 ½ years. After school care is available until 6.00pm for pupils under 7 years old and until 6.30pm for Prep Department boys.
Active Parent Body
A strong parents’ association, the Bickley Park Parents’ Association (BPSA), organises a wide range of social and fund raising events throughout the year. The BPSA raises a significant amount of money to support the further development of the school.
Supporting Senior School Choices
A well-established structure is in place to provide parents with bespoke guidance and support in the process of selecting, then securing, places at senior schools of choice.