The Abbot’s Hill Parents’ Association (AHSPA) is enthusiastically supported by parents, pupils and staff, raising funds for a variety of school initiatives and charities. Social events organised by AHSPA throughout the year strengthen the whole School community; the annual fireworks, Christmas and summer fairs and Spring Ball are particular calendar highlights.
Each year, AHSPA contributes to school trip costs such as tickets for the Prep School to see a local pantomime. In recent years, AHSPA has organised Christmas cards, tea towels and reinstated Clan Bears.
AHSPA’s fundraising project for 2021 – 2022 is a mobile coffee van that can be used at fixtures and school events. This will be an ongoing project with different phases of fundraising. AHSPA will also continue to support other areas of the School where necessary.
The Parents’ Association regularly provides raffle prizes for School productions, raising significant funds for our chosen charities. AHSPA’s chosen charity for 2021 – 2022 is Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), in support of a local family. Our Spring Ball on Saturday 23 April 2022 will be fundraising for the charity.
Supporting local causes is important to the Parents’ Association. In 2020, AHSPA took an active role within the community, organising and contributing to the pandemic response efforts by making and delivering meals to feed frontline workers.
Parents are involved in the life of the school in other ways. Our Parent Ambassadors – a forum of parents, many of whom are working professionals – are actively invited to give their views on School life, plans and initiatives and to support the school at Open Days and events.