Baines School Former Pupils Association (FPA)
Former Pupils’ Association
The Former Pupils Association is open to anyone who studied at Baines School. We are really proud of our Baines heritage and the diversity of pupils who studied here over the years. The Association was founded in 1906 with the stated aims of
“maintaining the connection between the School and its former pupils, promoting social intercourse among the members by organising meetings or gatherings at suitable centres, publishing and circulating a register of the names and addresses of the members and the consideration and advancement of matters of utility and interest to the School, the Association and/or its members.”
We have members in all parts of the United Kingdom and on all five continents, so you never know when you’ll bump into a member of the BAINES SCHOOL FAMILY!
The secretary produces a newsletter to keep members informed of what is happening or changing at the school. We are always keen to hear stories from Former Pupils, regarding their memories from school or information about their lives since leaving the school.
We have a specific email address for the Former Pupils Association and are hoping to increase communications via email. If you wish to contact us, please email us at FPA@baines.lancs.sch.uk
The FPA organises a number of social events throughout the year and is a way of staying in touch with people, meeting new friends and sharing many memories from the Baines community.
Membership of the FPA is by annual subscription (£10 per member, per year) and this covers the cost of communication and subsidises the Annual Dinner. The funding also donates a little to the school every year so that the current pupils, school and community may benefit.
Recent donations to the school have included:
- The Nepal Trip to carry out worthy charity work in school communities in Nepal
- Commemorative coins (every pupil in 2017 received a specially minted coin to commemorate 300 years of Baines School)
- Photographic display of staff and governors in the main school reception
- Preservation of the display of those who we lost in the war
Each year the FPA elects a new President and committee. They then support the developments over the following year to try to increase the membership, remember any former pupils who have sadly passed, develop social events and raise money for special projects at the school.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more information about the Annual Dinner will be available shortly.
FPA Committee 2017/18
M Ardron, P Bamber, S Croft, G Fretwell, I Miller, P Parkinson, A Robins, D Stead, B Swire, G Denner, N Palfreyman, R Wright, J Spencer, A Roscoe, G Hill, G Thompson
Meet the President 2020/21 – David Astall
It is my great honour to be the 2020/21 President of the FPA, which is such a valued part of the Baines School legacy. This year has been a very strange year with very few events taking place involving the Former Pupils Association. As a former member of staff at Baines for 25 years as well as the Secretary of the Baines Alumni, I have a great deal of knowledge about the commitment of the Baines Family.
When we come back to normal or the ‘new’ normal after the pandemic, we really hope many of you will continue to be involved in the activities organised by the FPA and hopefully others may be persuaded to join in the activities too. We are always happy for new member to join and to suggest new social events or ways to get involved.
Current FPA Social Events
|Monthly||FPA members meet for lunch on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month
at the “Squirrel” public house on Bispham Road, Blackpool. 12.00 for 12.30 food.
|Autumn events||Ten Pin Bowling|
|Winter events||Christmas Lunch|
|Spring events||Annual General Meeting followed by the Annual Dinner - Saturday 2nd March 2019
(Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to book a place)
St George's Day Dinner
|Summer events||Golf Tournament
Crown Green Bowling