Parents

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.

Supporting parents                Parent Portal

 

We understand that our parents and carers are busy people so, to support them, we like to:

  • Help you plan ahead – we set our School calendar in advance, so you can see what is coming up
  • Not spam you – we send messages once a week, tailored so you should only get emails of relevance to you and your child
  • Keep you up-to-date – as well as our weekly emails, we hold regular parent-teacher evenings to discuss your child’s progress, while our social media accounts contain our latest news and events
  • Keep your child busy – we provide an extensive range of co-curricular activities, outdoor education, sport, art, music and drama, to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy
  • Support you and your child – pastoral care underpins all our work, while events like our transition evenings help pupils (and parents!) prepare for changes ahead
  • Feed your child well – our Dining Hall serves hot and cold lunch
  • Provide information at the click of a button – our parent portal allows you to access the information you need, when you need it
  • Help you get involved – we are always grateful to have support from our parent body, whether it is help with our careers programme, support for our charitable endeavours or a chance to meet other parents in a social situation

 

Parents’ Associations

 

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. More information can be found here.

 

 

CONTACTS

Chair: Tina Raja hspachair@highgateschool.org.uk

Co-Vice Chairs: Zizi Durrance & Simone Antoniazzi hspavicechair@highgateschool.org.uk

Second-Hand Uniform Sales: Simone Antoniazzi hspasecondhanduniform@highgateschool.org.uk

Secretary and Communications: Alex Wilkinson hspasecretary@highgateschool.org.uk

Treasurer: Anne-Marie Baker & Superna Khosla hspatreasurer@highgateschool.org.uk

 

We keep in touch wherever possible via e-mail. If you have received email from us in the past, you are on our list. If not, please send your email address now to the Chairperson as above. Email lists are subject to our privacy policy. Your email address will not be shared with third parties, and you can opt-out of general mailings if you wish.

Past parents

 

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:

  • invitations to events throughout the School year
  • tours of the School buildings
  • an e-copy of The Cholmeleian and other publications

Contact our Past Parents Association through our Development Office at: development@highgateschool.org.uk

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