The Hampton School Parents’ Association is a great way for parents to get to know each other and offers an important link between families and the School. The Association gives parents an opportunity to socialise as well as raising funds for extra facilities and items for their sons. There are many ways to get involved with the HSPA and we warmly encourage all parents to do so.
All parents automatically become members of the HSPA when their son joins Hampton. The ‘one off’ joining subscription is included in the first term’s fee and covers any siblings who subsequently join the school. We are a registered charity and therefore can claim back £7.50 on everyone’s subscription fee so please complete the Gift Aid form to enable us to do this.
A considerable sum of money is raised during the academic year, primarily from the main social events and second hand uniform sales.
The HSPA is run by elected parent members alongside members of staff and the Headmaster, who serves as President. New parent committee members are always welcome.
Each form has one or more form representatives who act as a communication link with the HSPA. This is a purely voluntary role and there are no strict rules for what is required of a rep. Some reps organise social events for the parents and for the boys (separately of course!) and these are a good way for parents to get to know their son’s new friends and classmates and for the boys to have some fun together outside the school environment.
The HSPA organises welcome evenings for parents of new pupils plus one major social fundraising event each term.
In the autumn term, usually in November, we traditionally hold a Quiz Night. Tables of up to eight parents compete head to head against staff teams in a very enjoyable, but nevertheless toughly fought contest. This is always a sell-out event so book early to avoid disappointment!
During the spring term we host a dance or party.
We end the summer term on a high with the annual summer event. Recently we have held a Comedy Evening which attracted top comedians and a sell-out audience. We will continue to hold this event on an annual basis.
PARENTS’ SOCIAL EVENINGS
The HSPA organises a series of Parents’ Social Evenings to help parents get to know each other. These are for parents of First Year boys and parents of Third Years following the re-arrangement of all the classes.
SECOND HAND UNIFORM SALES
The HSPA regularly organise a second hand uniform sale – an opportunity to off load outgrown, but good condition, uniform and sports kit allowing parents a chance to replace or upsize clothes or kit.