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Parents of Papplewick


Welcome to Parents of Papplewick or PoP as we are more commonly known.  Run by a number of parents we are a forum responsible for organising all parent/staff social events such as the MacMillan Coffee Morning, Disco, Hog Roast and the end of year Summer Ball.

Everyone is welcome to come along to a POP meeting, generate new ideas and help to run or coordinate an event.  If you would like to get involved - your level of commitment is down to you and your availability - please email us at and we will get in touch.

Academic Year 2017-2018

Michaelmas Term 2017

MacMillan Coffee Morning - Saturday, 9 September

A huge thank you to all those who supported our Coffee Morning.  Despite being the first weekend back you raised a staggering £900 which will pay for over 30 MacMillan nursing hours.

Parent/Staff MAMMA MIA Disco - Saturday, 11 November

Well we've never seen so much lycra, glitter eye-shadow (and that was just the chaps) plus so many pairs of platform boots.  A great night was had by all and we're already being asked about the next one.

Lent Term 2018

Papplewick Quiz Night - Friday 23 February

Well what a bunch of brain boxes you all turned out to be, especially on the One Direction round!  At least we know the level at which to pitch the next Quiz.

This was a great night enjoyed by all with the fish 'n' chips supper proving a popular feature.  Well done to all the teams who entered and a special thank you to our quiz master extraordinare .... Harry Magnus Paxo Bamber Paget.

Summer Term 2018

In September a number of you scoffed when at the start of the academic year PoP said "the summer term will be here before you know it" ... well here it is.

Hog Roast - Sunday, 3 June 2018 

The sun continues to shine and it will do for another week or so as our Hog Roast is looming on the horizon.  We are going to make the Hog Roast this year our biggest and best yet.  With lots of fun for the children including Land Zorbs, Laser Quest and the Bungee Run as well as PoPcorn, ice creams and candy floss they will all sleep soundly that night.  For the adults we have afternoon tea, the hamper raffle and a couple of cricket matches to watch.  In addition we also have the world's only HOG ROAST WITHOUT A HOG ..... due to the success of our amazing BBQ last year we're not changing a thing, which is why it's still called the Papplewick Hog Roast even though there's no hog - trust us, this will catch on.  Gates open at 12 noon and things start to close around 4pm.  Tickets are £10 for adults and £7.50 for U13 and will be available on the day from Central Station.  Tickets are not required for full time boarders.

Summer Ball - Thursday, 5 July 2018

The 2017 Summer Ball was heralded as the "best ever" so we've set ourselves a mammoth task to improve upon it.  However never one to shy away from a challenge PoP is back on 5 July with another black tie event ... we can tell you that our favourite band !DAFT! has already been booked and tickets are available from at the price of £75 each (that's £10 cheaper than the Early Bird price last year) which includes Welcome Canapés and Prosecco on the Bursar's Lawn, Three Course Meal and lots of dancing.  The marquee opens at 7.00pm and carriages are at midnight.

Please come back to this page as we'll update it with the latest info of what's going on