Every Ascham parent and legal guardian is a member of the APA. The Association has a President, and Executive and a Committee, made up of between 30 and 40 parents from Hillingdon, Fiona and the Senior School. It also has Year Parents, who are responsible for organising events for their particular Year level.
The APA Committee and Year Parents meet each term. They organise events and activities that contribute to the development of a happy and united School community. These events include the Hillingdon and Fiona Cocktail Party, Tennis and Family Fun Day, parent morning teas and get-togethers, and the End of Year Cocktail Party. The APA also arranges recycling drives for second-hand uniforms, and provides support to families in need.
All funds raised by the APA are given back to the School for diverse needs and projects. The Committee is always happy to hear from parents who would wish to become involved in the School community, and new members of the APA Committee are welcomed at the beginning of each year.
All parents are invited to the APA’s Annual General Meeting held in the Barnet Lecture Theatre at the beginning of each year. At this meeting the Head of School gives an address on plans for the year and parents have the opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, other senior members of the School committee such as the Chair of Ascham’s Council of Governors.
The Ascham Boarder Parents’ Committee contributes to the enhancement of the boarding community. This group organises annual social gatherings for boarder parents to meet one another and is a means by which any concerns or suggestions from the boarding school can be raised with the Head of School.