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Friends at Balfour

Friends at Balfour (FAB) is Balfour's incredibly dedicated and generous PTA.

Our mission: Friends at Balfour is a Parent Teacher Association that raises money to enhance the educational experience for pupils at Balfour Primary School.

As a PTA, all parents, carers and staff are automatically members, and we welcome your views, thoughts, ideas and support.

We meet on a monthly basis and everyone is welcome.

We create meaningful events that bring the wider community together including the Summer and Christmas Fairs and Quiz Nights.  We also coordinate many projects which are both wonderful for our children and families, and also raise valuable funds for the school.  

Please contact FAB at balfourFAB@gmail.com, if you're interested, we would be thrilled to have extra support either regularly or occasionally!







Balfour Swimming School

Can your child swim?  Being able to swim is a life-saving skill, especially living near the sea.  For over 20 years, FAB volunteers have run the Balfour Swimming School for our Balfour children.  Supporting absolute beginners through to advanced levels, our sessions are run on a Saturday morning and after school on a Thursday (during term time only) at Surrenden pool.

Booking a place for your child

If you are interested in enroling your child in the swimming school, then please complete the booking form which can be found here. We do not accept bookings via email.  New starters only start at the beginning of a term.

Payment for the lessons are made on a termly basis.  The lessons cost £6.00 a session. This covers the cost of pool hire and teachers and the remaining amount goes to FAB and is spent on swimming equipment, trips, activities to enrich our children’s time at school.

An “early bird” sibling discount applies if paid before the deadline date.  If you miss the due date, you will be required to pay the full amount per child.

1st child full price £6.00 per session

2nd  and subsequent children swimming on the same day 20% off £4.80 per session

BACS is the only payment method.

  • Bank: HSBC
  • Payee Name: FAB (Friends at Balfour)
  • Payment Reference: SWIM<initials>1/2/3 etc. e.g. SWIMJB1 (your individual payment reference is included in the New Term Letter)
  • Bank Account number: 41501615
  • Sort code: 40-14-01






Meeting Minutes from our committee and AGM meetings

January 2023 Minutes Treasurer Report
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February 2023 Minutes no report this month
January 2023 (EGM) Minutes Treasurer Report
December 2022 No meeting no report this month
November 2022 Meeting no report this month
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