Education is a shared venture. We see our pupils, parents/carers and teachers co-existing in a virtuous triangle, with each side involved with, and supportive of, the other.
We understand that our parents and carers are busy people so, to support them, we like to:
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We have two active parents’ associations – Highgate School Parents’ Association (HSPA) for our Senior School and Highgate Pre-Prep and Junior Schools Parents’ Association (HSPPJSPA).
HIGHGATE PRE-PREP & JUNIOR SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION
The HSPPJSPA’s key objective is to promote the welfare of children across the pre-prep and Junior School. The aim is to foster a sense of community among the members of the Association by organising social events and functions for members that support the welfare of children and which are generally inclusive of all children across a wider group within either the pre-prep or the Junior School. The association typically organises certain key events (Christmas Fair, Quiz/Bingo night for parents and a summer fair) which are not only social in nature but also have a largely charitable purpose, whereby the proceeds are distributed to charities nominated and voted on by parents in any given academic year.
All parents are very welcome to become involved with the parents’ association, either a class representative or by helping out at in any way at one of the events. There are many ways that parents can become involved if they wish to help. Please contact the chair via the website (on the link below) for further information.
Communications from the HSPPJSPA for parents are available on the Highgate School Parent Portal.
The PA hosts welcome drinks in the Michaelmas term to which all parents across the Pre-Prep and Junior School are welcome.
HIGHGATE SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION (Senior School)
All parents/guardians of pupils in the Senior School are members of the HSPA. Our objective is to support the school in all its endeavours and to harness the skill base of the parent body to help achieve this aim through educational, cultural and social events.
Officers are elected annually, and there are termly meetings which all are welcome to attend. Come early as we leave time for drinks and conversation before business! All communications for parents, from the HSPA, are now available on the Highgate School Parent Portal.
VOLUNTEERING AND CHARITY WORK
Highgate School and the parents’ associations in all three schools are developing a partnership around volunteering. The purpose of the partnership is to create a simple way for Highgate parents to find out more about volunteering to support organisations and charities in the local community.
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We launched our Past Parents’ Association in 2015, in recognition of the strong links that many parents forge with our School, and with each other, during the time that their children are at Highgate. Our PPA makes it easier for parents to maintain their involvement with school life in the years after their children have left Highgate and become OCs.
PPA membership is priced at a voluntary donation of £50 per couple, per year, set up as an annual direct debit. Members receive:
Contact our Past Parents Association through our Development Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org