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Driffield School Association (DSA)

If you have a child at Driffield School and Sixth Form or are a member of staff, then you are a member of Driffield School’s parent-teacher association: the Driffield School Association (DSA). We also welcome and encourage past parents, students and friends of the school to the DSA.

Our aims and objectives

It is important for the well-being of the students at Driffield that they have opportunities to develop, meet their potential and continue to achieve excellent standards. Supporting them to do this can sometimes require additional resources and financial help; we work in partnership with the school to this end. The DSA has three main objectives which, we hope, further the educational, social and general opportunities of all the children at Driffield School.

  • Develop and extend relationships between staff, parents and others associated with Driffield School
  • Engage in activities which support the school and advance the education of Driffield School’s students
  • Provide and assist in funding facilities and support not available through the school’s usual resources

What the DSA does:

1. Raises money mainly through fun events including:

  • Car boot and plant sales
  • Christmas craft fair
  • Bingo nights
  • Race nights

2. Spends its money to enrich Driffield Students’ education

How do we choose what to spend the money on?

Firstly, it’s important to understand that all the money that we raise comes from the community of Driffield: it’s our job in the DSA to help make that happen.

Secondly, the way we spend the money is a direct result of applications from those within the school. The DSA Committee (which is made up from volunteer parents and staff members) meets at least once per term and, as a group, we decide how to spend our funds in ways that have the potential to benefit the whole school.

Projects/Items supported by the DSA in recent years:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Club
  • Digital Projectors
  • Production of Key Stage 3 booklet
  • Resources for the LRC
  • House Trophies
  • Seating area by Performing Arts Block  
  • School ECO project
  • Trampoline
  • Twilight Bus service
  • Podcasting Club
  • Notice Boards
  • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) machine
  • Rock Challenge
  • Camcorders and cameras
  • Rock challenge
  • Anti-bullying campaign
  • School’s specialist status bid
  • Seating around school
  • Equipment for Spiers Bank
  • Netball and basket ball equipment

3. Welcomes the wider community to most events

How you can get involved:

Join the committee and/or come to one of our meetings

We meet regularly to see where help is needed, to choose which projects to fund, and to decide how to raise funds. Dates and times of all meetings are posted on this website; we can also email you directly, or post agendas and minutes.

Volunteer to help at an event

  • Run a stall for an hour at the summer car boot sale
  • Make teas and coffees at one of our events
  • Donate raffle prizes

Attend and support our many, and varied, events.

How you can get in touch:

  • Contact us by email dsa@driffieldschool.org.uk, write to us or phone via the school’s ACE Office on 01377 253631.
  • Talk to us at one of the school events.

Visit The National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA) website.Registered Charity Number: 1022747