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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, Parent/Staff Disco, Pub Quiz Night, 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 2019-2020

Michaelmas Term 2019

MacMillan Coffee Morning - Saturday, 7th September

A huge thank you to all those who supported our Coffee Morning. Despite being the first weekend back you raised a whopping £1,250 which will pay for over 40 MacMillan nursing hours or three MacMillan grants to help families afflicted by cancer to go on holiday together.

Parent/Staff 80’s Disco - Saturday, 9th November

Thank you to all the shy Papplewick parents who searched in their wardrobes and came to the Papplewick 80s disco in costumes ranging from Madonna to a Banana Man Super Hero and made the evening such a hilarious and fun event. ‘Nothing is Going to Stop Us Now’ as guests moon walked and ‘Got Into the Groove’ to music spun by our DJ Supremo Ed Shires. 

Many of the Papplewick fathers were transformed by their luxurious 80s locks and everyone got into the spirit of the night, teasing up their hair, clipping on shoulder pads and dancing ‘All Night Long’. Please view the Papplewick Gallery for more photographs of demure Papplewick parents at the Disco.

Lent Term 2020

Papplewick Pub Quiz Night - Friday 7th February 2020

Do you know ‘Which subatomic particles are found in the nucleus of an atom?’, our team didn’t have a clue last year but we did know the answer to ‘What colour are Mickey Mouse’s Shorts?’ (red if you are on tenterhooks). There are questions for everyone at the Papplewick Pub Quiz Night so if you are a complete clever clogs or feel universally challenged, you are still in with a chance to lift the coveted Papplewick Pub Quiz trophy. Last year was an hilarious evening enjoyed by all. Included in the ticket price was a delicious fish 'n' chips supper AND a free bar, a highly regarded feature of the evening. Well done to all the teams who entered and a special thank you to our quiz master dream team, Harry Paxo Paget and Ed Bamber Shires.

Summer Term 2020

Hog Roast - Sunday 7th June 2020

The Hog Roast for the boys is one of the most wildly anticipated and popular events in the school calendar. The sun miraculously always appears to shine and there is lots of fun for the children including but not limited to, Land Zorbs, Laser Quest and the Bungee Run as well as Popcorn, ice creams and candy floss. Every member of the family is included, there is even a Papplewick Dog Show to enable the family pooch to sashay around the show ring. For the adults we have afternoon tea, the hamper raffle and a couple of cricket matches to watch.

There is a sumptuous barbecue lunch, with the eponymous Hog, burgers, vegans sausages and delicious salads. Gates open at 12 noon and things start to close around 4pm.

Summer Ball - Thursday 2nd July 2020

The hottest ticket in town is the Papplewick Summer Ball, a black tie event allowing everyone to dress up and celebrate the end of the school year with a flourish. The evening kicks off with a Prosecco and canapés on the Bursar's Lawn followed by a three course meal and lots of dancing. The marquee opens at 7.00pm and carriages are at midnight. We promise to make the 2020 Summer Ball as wonderful and as memorable an event as previous years.

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