Ashfold Parents' Committee

Welcome to Ashfold Parents’ Committee (APC).

The Ashfold Parents’ Committee (APC) is made up of a Chairperson, a Treasurer and a parent representative from each of the year groups at Ashfold from PP1 to Form 6 (Form Rep).

APC Quiz night croppedThe APC focuses on building a strong school community, welcoming new families into Ashfold and quickly making them feel part of our school. We do this by hosting events and socials throughout the school year including coffee mornings, informal year group coffees, end of term socials and meals, as well as all school fundraising events including a Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display; a Christmas Fayre; a Quiz Night; an Easter Egg Hunt; and a summer BBQ to name a few.

We provide advice and support to parents about routine school matters like uniform, dress up days, home clothes days etc, and run the second-hand uniform shop. As well as second-hand uniform (clothing, accessories and footwear), the uniform shop has samples of new uniform items for you to try for size. We also sell new Ashfold branded items like sun hats, beanie hats, water bottles and golf umbrellas - essential kit for watching matches!

We fundraise for a wide range of projects throughout the school that directly benefit the children, and for our chosen charity Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh) 

ARCh trains reading mentors and provides reading helpers to more than 120 Oxfordshire schools to help disadvantaged primary-aged children improve their literacy and to impart a love of reading.

In previous years, we supported SSNAP a charity that provides support for sick newborns, their parents and the amazing NHS staff who look after them at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.  During this time we raised a fantastic £3800 for SSNAP and we are delighted to share the video from them, thanking the Ashfold community for our support. SSNAP Charity Thankyou

"The school has excellent links with its parents"

- ISI Inspection Report 

Our events are listed on the Key Dates page. We also post regular reminders in the Weekly Mailing. Any funds raised from the events go towards a wide range of projects benefitting our children throughout the School.

The APC communicates with parents via Classlist and encourages all parents to sign-up to Classlist if they haven’t done so already.

If you would like to get involved with the APC by becoming a form representative, helping at our events, or volunteering in the uniform shop, please contact your Form Rep.

Feel free to contact me or your Form Rep if you have any questions.

Islay Lord





Chair Karen Bennett
Treasurer Bekah Diprose 
Second-hand Uniform Shop Sophie Vellacott 
Pre-Prep 1 Lucy Brackley
Pre-Prep 2 Cecilia Halling Howells
Pre-Prep 3 Madeleine Judd
Pre-Prep 4 Rachel Borwick 
Form 1 Fee Tickle
Form 2 Caroline Hunter and Sam Shorten 
Form 3 Vickie Shaw
Form 4 Liz Buttery  
Form 5 Marie-Carmen Wilkinson and Lindsay Ashby 
Form 6 Anna Bernstein 


New dates for 2023-24 coming soon.



  • Community - To help build the wider school community so that parents feel part of the Ashfold family. APC is central to the process of welcoming new families to the School and introducing them to other families with children in the same year group. The Committee also organises a regular programme of formal and informal events and encourages families to attend.

  • Advice and Support - To give Ashfold parents advice about routine school matters, such as uniform, as well as information about the local community including local amenities, clubs, shops, restaurants etc.

  • Representation - To provide an additional conduit for the views of parents to be represented to the Headmaster. Parents are, however, encouraged to contact their child's Form Tutor in the first instance about all academic and pastoral matters.

  • Fund-raising - Finally, although most APC events are free of charge or run at cost, any funds raised are donated to school projects.


The Committee includes:

  • A Chair
  • A Treasurer
  • Form Representatives - usually, there is one parent representative appointed for each year group in the School.

Parents wishing to join the Committee are encouraged to contact the Chair. When a vacancy arises, the Chair will consider applications with other Committee members and appoint a new member.

The Friends of the Parents' Committee group provides opportunities for parents who are not on the Committee but who would like to become more involved in school life and help with the organisation and running of APC events. Any parent wishing to become a Friend should contact their Form Representative.