About Our Parents’ Association

The Mount Kelly Parents’ Association (MKPA) organises and supports a variety of events during the school year to raise funds for specific fundraising initiatives at Mount Kelly and the charities it supports. The MKPA is not governed by a traditionally structured committee, and represents more an informal group of parents who volunteer to lead or help with events of their choice. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]


MKPA Meetings

The MKPA meets monthly during term time. New members are always most welcome.

The date of the next meeting is:

  • Tuesday 4 June, 19:00 at the Cornish Arms
Upcoming Events


Mount Kelly Soap Box Derby

The Mount Kelly Parents’ Association is organising the inaugural Mount Kelly Soap Box Derby on Saturday 29 June at the Prep. This exciting event will raise funds to reinvent and refurbish the Prep Adventure Playground. The Mount Kelly Soap Box Derby will be an enjoyable family day out which will include kart races, a car show, activities for the children, live entertainment and food.  Feel free to dress up in costumes to match the kart themes!

The derby will consist of a range of race categories, including Inter-House races by year group, individual races with karts built at home, and an open ‘Have a Go’ race where pupils can pay on the day to drive one of the school karts which are being built by Mr Newton and his DT after school club.

There are many ways in which we would like to invite our pupils to participate in this fantastic event:

Kart Design Competition
Pupils may submit a design for one of their House karts. The cost to enter is just £2 and pupils can collect a design sheet from Mr Newton. The winning designs will be used by each House. The deadline for designs is Monday 20 May.

Time Trial Events
Each year group will enter two drivers from each House to race on the day.  These drivers will be chosen by way of time trials held in advance of the event. The cost to enter the time trial is £5 per pupil for two attempts. 

Individual Race
Pupils are invited to design and build their own kart at home with their parents to race on the day. The cost to enter the race will be £10. The kart must use the elements pack from ATK or the whole kit can be purchased if preferred. We have negotiated a discount with ATK using the code KELLY10%. Visit their website at  Full rules regarding kart design will be made available before half term.

To sign up for one or more of the above categories please complete this online form and the fees will be added to your School account. 

Soapbox Derby Form