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:
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).
Our HSPPJSPA typically organises key events like our Christmas market, fireworks evening, quiz nights and summer fair. These are not only social but also have a charitable purpose, with proceeds distributed to charities nominated and voted on by parents. All parents are welcome to become involved, either as a class representative or by helping out at our events.
All parents/carers of our Senior School pupils are members of the HSPA. Our HSPA aims to organise social and educational events for its members. We co-ordinate a Welcome Cheese and Wine Social in September, plus year group and/or house drink events throughout the year. This is in addition to our Burns’ Night Ceilidh, quiz nights, jazz nights, wine tasting evenings, and our Year 13, pupil, parent and staff leavers’ summer ball. Our HSPA also works closely with our School to organise presentations by guest speakers on pastoral topics and harnesses the skills base of our parent body to help pupils through educational, cultural and careers events.
Our HSPA runs regular second hand uniform sales, as well as the purchase of second hand uniform by email orders. We have also created and run the HSPA Babysitting Service, so parents can use a local Year 12 or Year 13 pupil as a weekend babysitter, if required.
HSPA officers are elected annually and there are regular meetings. Please contact our Highgate School Parents’ Association (HSPA) for our Senior School as follows:
HSPA Chair: email@example.com
HSPA Vice-Chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
HSPA Secretary and communications: email@example.com
HSPA Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Second hand uniform sales: email@example.com
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