The Haileybury Parents' Association (HPA) was set up in 2000 to engage in activities that support the school, and continues to concentrate on providing opportunities for families to socialise in and around the school. We aim to organise at least one major social event each term, and House Representatives then organise individual smaller events for their House parents. We also host a Drinks Reception for the parents of each Year Group at different times in the academic year.
The HPA is a non-profit making body, but aims to provide a good social climate at school, to be instrumental in new initiatives where required, and to maintain contact with parents, keeping them informed of Haileybury life.
Membership of the HPA is available to all parents/guardians of pupils currently at the school. Each Housemaster or Housemistress (HM) appoints a parents' representative who sits on the Committee and is the communicator between the House and the Committee for events and issues raised.
Over the years, the Parents' Association has also been instrumental in the following initiatives:
Parents are generally welcomed in their sons' and daughters' houses by the HMs and the HPA reps, who will talk to them whilst the pupils begin their own inductions, and siblings are taken care of by Sixth Formers.
Reps then escort them to the Attlee Room to hear the Master's Welcome, and this is followed by drinks in the Quad (weather permitting) and lunch in Big School at tables hosted by the House Reps.
Parents of Lower School entrants are invited to a buffet lunch in the Sixth Form Centre, and the HPA is also looking at how to ensure new parents of new Sixth Formers are also welcomed by HPA members in a way that fits with their different time scales on the day.