Aberlady Parent Council is the body responsible for representing parents’ views, so that those views can be discussed with people such as the Head Teacher, East Lothian Council representatives or other Parent Councils in the area. Parent Council is also responsible for feeding back the outcomes of these discussions to school families.
Our Parent Council is also responsible for fundraising to support the school (unlike some other schools, we do not have a separate PTA). Funds raised will continue to support the provision of activities and the purchase of equipment or other resources which are not provided by core school funds, in order to improve the school experience of our children.
Aberlady Primary School’s Parent Council currently has 26 members who are all parents or carers of children at the school. Full details of this year’s members can be found on the ‘Parent Council Members’ section of this website. The number of parents or carers on Parent Council can vary from year to year and co-opted members are also allowed, such as members of other community. groups. Ideally, we look for a range of members who cover every school year group.
We meet six times per school year and there is also an Annual General Meeting early in each new school session. Meetings are attended by our Head Teacher and Principal Teacher. Local councillors often also attend. Dates of this session’s meetings can be found under Parent Council Meeting Dates on the website. Parent Council meetings are open meetings, and anybody with a child at the school can attend.
If you would like to contact Parent Council, please send an e-mail to
Everyone benefits when parents and schools work together, so please get involved if you can!