The Shiplake Parents’ Association was formed in 2009 to promote and organise events to make everyone feel welcome and bring parents together socially to enjoy our very special community.


The Shiplake PA's mission is "To help bring parents together and support college life by offering social events to encourage a sense of belonging, fun and friendship."

The PA does not exist specifically to raise funds for any purpose, other than to ensure the continued activities of the PA. Ticketed events will normally be priced at a level to ensure that they break even with a moderate attendance level. It is recognised that events will sometimes generate a profit and that wherever possible any excess of funds should be used for the benefit of the College community.

PA Charter


Below is a summary of the planned PA events. All parents are warmly encouraged to join us and details of events will be circulated in the weekly Thursday e-bulletin.

Shiplake College Christmas Fayre (Saturday 11 November 2017)

Friends and family are warmly welcomed to the annual Shiplake College Christmas Fayre! The Sports Hall will be transformed into a festive wonderland on Saturday 11 November 2017 from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Pick up some Christmas presents, sample mulled wine and enjoy a mince pie as you indulge in the Christmas spirit. A visit from Santa will be expected for our smaller guests who can busy themselves at the pottery stall while you shop.

If you are interested in running a stall, please email Anne Caldeira.

Summer Ball (Saturday 23 June 2018)

The biennial summer ball will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018 in the Prize Giving marquee.

Put the date in your diaries now! More details will be available in due course.

The primary purpose of the Parents’ Association at Shiplake is to promote events to bring all parents together in a social context. A particular focus is to welcome new parents to the Shiplake community.
PA Charter