Our Parents - Friends of Holmeswood School

Research shows that your interest and involvement in your child's education is more important than anything in helping your child fulfil their potential.


FRIENDS OF HOLMESWOOD SCHOOL

At Holmeswood we are extremely fortunate in that we have a very active Parents’ and Friends Association which coordinates various fund raising events throughout the school year.

Committee meetings occur once or twice each term and are open to all parents and friends of the school. If you feel you are able to spare time to join this group please see the school secretary to inquire about the date of our next meeting.

Below is a list of some of the regular events we organise:

September - Family Event (such as Race Night / Treasure Hunt)
December - Christmas Fair
May - Spring Fair
July - Summer Ball / Party


ONLINE SUPPORT AND INFORMATION FOR PARENTS / GUARDIANS

The following list of websites, provided by our school's Extended Services Officer, contains a wealth of information and guidance. Please note that, as we are unable to regularly check each of these websites, we cannot accept responsibility for any of their content as it changes over time.


  1. Parentline Plus
    www.parentlineplus.org.uk (information and support for parents).
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  2. Home-Start
    www.home-start.org.uk (practical support for families of young childrenunder five).
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  3. One Parent Families (Gingerbread)
    www.oneparentfamilies.org.uk (information for single parents).
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  4. Family & Parenting Institute
    www.familyandparenting.org (information and support for parents).
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  5. Grandparents Association
    www.grandparents-association.org.uk (help for grandparents facing difficulties).
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  6. Well Child
    www.wellchild.org.uk (help for families of children with any illness).
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  7. Parents Centre
    www.parentscentre.gov.uk (advice on a variety of topics including help with you child's learning, discipine and behaviour and funding childcare).
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  8. Direct Gov
    www.direct.gov.uk (central and local government services).
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  9. Parents
    www.parents.org.uk (advice for parents, by parents).
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  10. Childcare Link
    www.childcarelink.gov.uk/lancashire (link to Lancashire Child Care Information Service, supporting parents with information about childcare).
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  11. Childnet
    www.childnet-int.org (information for parents about internet safety for children).
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  12. Tesco Heathly Kids
    www.tesco.com/health/food/healthy_kids/lunchbox_tool.page (healthy lunchbox ideas).
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  13. Healthy Lunchbox
    www.healthylunchbox.co.uk (healthy lunchbox ideas).
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