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

  • 17 Jul 2020
    Harpenden Trust Summer Fun Flyer

  • 06 Jul 2020
    Class Photograph instructions

    Please read the attachment if you wish to purchase a copy of your class photgraph.

  • 23 Jun 2020
    NESSie Anxiety in children support group for parents

  • 17 Jun 2020
    Summer Technology Camp

    Please see message below:

    Dear Parents,

    Tech camp is here for Summer with all NEW activities! We are running on 20th -24th July and 3rd- 7th August 2020 at Cunningham Hill Junior School from 9 am to 4 pm each day.

    Our technology camps are your child’s ticket to another world, with lots of exciting activities for curious coders, inventors and artists. Kids can learn how to program artificial intelligence robots, modify madness with Minecraft and even create their own digital app! The camps are designed to help children acquire in-demand skills from a young age, which will be needed for their future jobs market. Simply put, it is the perfect place for them to push their coding skills even further and provides an unforgettable learning experience.

    Covid-19 safety – please watch our video to see how we are making our camps safe and secure this Summer: https://nextthing.shortcm.li/cZfBHR

    For a full list of activities and more information please see flyer attached. Spaces are limited due to social distancing and work on a first come first serve basis. To check availability or to enrol simply visit:


    Kind regards,

    Lauren Gent

  • 12 Jun 2020
    Herts Music Service Online lessons for exisiting music students

    Please find attached a reminder about the online lessons offered by Herts Music Service for existing music students. Thank You.

  • 22 May 2020
    Secondary Transition Flyer Ma 2020

  • 22 May 2020
    Dance Like Crazy

    Please see attached flyer

  • 20 May 2020
    Complete guide to parenting children with SEND summer 2020

  • 20 May 2020
    Handling anger in your family zoom course summer 2020

  • 14 May 2020
    Dance Like Crazy Club

    Please see attached flyer re online dance club