Heath Mount always seems full of life, and visitors to the school often comment on our warm and friendly environment and welcoming atmosphere.
We foster this strong sense of community and encourage parents to take an active part in the life of the school, as we believe an effective partnership is essential if a child is to have a fulfilling educational experience.
To this end, Senior Managers and Teaching staff have an open-door policy and are usually available to parents at drop-off or collection times. Our parent body is similarly friendly and inclusive, and many of our parents and children develop close friendships that last beyond their time at Heath Mount.
Opportunities to get involved include joining the Parents’ Association. Named after one of our famous old pupils, Gerald du Maurier, the du Maurier Society welcomes new members and provides a great platform for new parents to meet new friends.
The Society organises social events for parents and pupils, raises funds for both the School and for charity and supports the work of the School.
Amongst other popular events are the annual family Fun Day in September, and the Summer Ball, which is always a fabulous event.
“Links with the local and wider community are very strong.”
ISI Inspection Report 2013
The School supports a variety of charities, both through the work of the du Maurier Association and also through events and activities organised by our staff. Fun Days, World Book Day, Easter Bonnets Parades and the like are a way to have fun and also give the children a chance to raise valuable sums for worthy charities.
Some of our more formal events such as Harvest Festival, Remembrance Service, and the Carol Service allow parents and staff to contribute to such causes as the local homeless, Macmillan Cancer Support and Middleton School, a local school for those with severe learning difficulties.
Heath Mount also has a very strong association with the charity ‘Supporting Dalit Children’, and over the past few years has raised over £40,000 to build a new school to accommodate these children in India.
Our children have all been actively involved in this fundraising and some have even travelled to India to see the results of their fundraising for themselves. These visits have had a profound effect on the children.