High Beeches Primary School

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Parent/Carer Hub

Please also see the Mental Health and Wellbeing section and the Special Educational Needs section of the website for links to specific support.


Getting the support you need: 

Click on the links below to find out more about the various groups and organisations locally that offer support for families:  

Families First

Is a directory of organisations, services and groups in Hertfordshire that can help you with problems you or your family may be experiencing.  

Families in Focus 

Provides parenting courses that support parents, grandparents and adoptive parents in their local community to bring harmony, balance and enjoyment to family life.



Are an organisation providing a range of workshops and talks designed to give parents and carers the tools to help children reach their full potential.

Hertfordshire Practical Parenting Programme

Offer specialist family support covering a wide range of topics.  Visit their website, call 01992 638000 or email info@hertfordshireppp.co.uk.


Harpenden Plus Partnership

Offer a free and confidential service to parents/cares of families of children.  They will support you and your families with any concerns you may be facing with your child at home or school, however large or small the problem.  They can offer anything from one conversation to a longer period of support.  They also run various courses and workshops on a variety of topics that give you ideas to try at home.  Telephone 01582 623676 


St Albans and District Foodbank

If you can’t afford food, you can call 0808 2082138 (freephone) to speak to a trained and independent Citizens Advice agent (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm). 

Alternatively, please call 01727 811118 to speak to St Albans Citizens Advice who will be able to issue you with a food bank voucher if necessary.


Harpenden Trust

Provide confidential help to people in Harpenden for bills, school uniforms and more.  Telephone 01582 460457


Citizens Advice Bureau

Harpenden branch (Monday & Thursday 10am-1pm), Salvation Army, Leyton Green, Harpenden.  Telephone 01727 811118 or 03444 111 444

St Albans branch (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm), Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans.  Telephone 01727 811118 or 03444 111444


Applying for Free School Meals

Your child will be eligible for free school meals, if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit(as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on(paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit(with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).


Community Matters

Latest Newsletters

  • 21 Sep 2020
    Parent training -anxiety new date added 8.10.20

  • 16 Sep 2020
    Anxiety parent forum 28.9.20

  • 16 Sep 2020
    Flu consent form

    Please find consent form attached for the Flu vaccinations.

  • 16 Sep 2020
    Flu Letter

    Please see attached information regarding the Flu vaccinations for all children. These are taking place on the morning of 12th November and all day on 8th December. Nearer the time we will try and give you an idea of which classes will be done on the first date.We are guided by the nurses.

    Please read the letter and complete and sign the required form whether you wish your child to have the vaccination or not and return them to the class with your child. It is important that you complete and return the form even if you do not wish your child to be vaccinated. All forms are required to be back in school by Thursday 15th October at the very very latest. If we do not receive a form your child will not be vaccinated.

    As mentioned in the newsletter, the fact that the company do not have an electronic system for the return of the forms is beyond our control.

    If you are unable to print off the form please email the office with your child's name and class asap and a hard copy will be sent home with your child.

    Thank you.
    Please note the form to complete will follow in a another message.

  • 08 Sep 2020
    Letter from the Director of Public Health

    Please find attached a letter from the Director of Public Health in Hertfordshire regarding the continued need for adherence to the COVID19 restrictions.

  • 03 Sep 2020
    Anger in the Family Workshop November 2020

  • 03 Sep 2020
    Family Tool Kit 4 Week Course Sept-Oct 2020

  • 03 Sep 2020
    Parenting Pre Teens Workshop September 2020

  • 03 Sep 2020
    Living with an Anxious Child Workshop September 2020

  • 01 Sep 2020
    Returning to Primary School Government Leaflet

    In addition to our recent message to parents in the 'Messages' section of the School Jotter app, please find attached a useful information leaflet for parents from the government about returning to school this week.