King Edward's School BATH


08/07/2017 19:00 - 09/07/2017 00:30

KES Parents' Summer Ball 2017
Saturday 8th July
Guildhall, Bath
7.00pm - 12.30am
Tickets: £75 per person

KES Parents are pleased to announce the availability of tickets for the 2017 Summer Ball. This exciting event will have a Great Gatsby theme and will be held at the Guildhall, Bath, commencing 7:00pm on Saturday 8th July. A 1920s jazz group will feature as well as - of course - the return of the popular Manchester-based DJ Lloyd Thomas. Carriages will be at 12:30am.

After complimentary Champagne and canapés upon arrival, we will move through to the Banqueting Room where a gourmet dinner will be served by Charlie Digney and his team. In addition to the music and entertainment there will be a live auction with some fabulous prizes. A 1920s themed photobooth will feature later in the evening to provide you with a memento. 

Tickets are priced at £75 per person and this year we will be operating a ballot system to ensure a fair distribution of tickets. You may apply for the booking of either a whole table of ten places, or for smaller groups, couples and individuals. On receipt of the applications, two random draws will be made simultaneously:
Draw 1: For whole-table parties of 10. Successful bidders are guaranteed to have their whole party seated at one table.
Draw 2: For individuals, couples and smaller groups of less than 10. Successful bidders will be fitted onto tables as part of the draw process. We will endeavour to seat people together according to their children’s year groups, if this preference has been stated. All applications will be subject to the draw and an ordered waiting list of unsuccessful bidders will be created.

To apply for your tickets, please email with the following information:

  • The number of tickets you are applying for, up to a maximum of 10. Regardless of the size of your party, you must only submit *one* application per party in order to ensure that you are seated together.
  • The full names of all the people in the party, with titles. If you have a general preference to be seated with other parents from the same year group(s) as your child/children, please state the relevant year group(s) against each name on the application. 
  • An email address and telephone number must be supplied for the primary contact who may speak on behalf of their party. 
  • Please also indicate if any member of your party has special dietary requirements.

The ballot process will follow this timeline:

  • Deadline for receipt of email applications is 4pm on Friday 28th April. 
  • Ballot results will be communicated via email to all applicants on Thursday 4th May.
  • Tickets to be collected and paid for in full by 4pm on Friday 12th May. Any tickets not collected or paid for by this time will be re-allocated to people on the waiting list.

The Summer Ball will be supporting Children’s Hospice South West as well as KES Aid and the Bursary Fund, with 50% of profits going to these important charities.

Please note that this event is open only to parents of children currently at the KES Pre-Prep, Junior and Senior schools, as well as to KES staff and Governors. We have 180 tickets ready to go to the lucky ballot winners. Good luck everyone and please get your applications in for the social event of the year!

The KES Parents Ball Committee