Friends of LEH
The Friends of LEH is the school’s parent association. Our aim is to enhance the girls’ educational experience as well as support and promote a vibrant community by running various social and fundraising events throughout the year.
We donate to the LEH bursary fund and, over the years, have given considerable sums for school to buy items such as specialist data-logging equipment, display boards for the girls’ art and sporting achievements as well as high quality sound and lighting systems for concert and drama productions. We have also assisted with refurbishing the Junior School Science Laboratory, creating The Friends’ Courtyard and, most recently, have made substantial contributions to the Gateway Project.
Just as the girls relish playing an active role within school, we hope that parents, carers and other family members will also enjoy participating. The ongoing success of The Friends is wholly dependent on the enthusiasm and generosity of every LEH family and for this, we are enormously grateful.
Claudia Hernandez and Sue Webster
Co Chairs of The Friends of LEH
All parents are automatically members of The Friends. A voluntary £20 annual subscription per family is collected via your youngest daughter’s autumn fee account and transferred to The Friends.
As a registered charity, Gift Aid makes a real difference to us so, if you are a UK taxpayer, please do complete a Gift Aid Form (PDF attached below) in order that you can increase the value of your donation by 25%.
There are so many ways to be involved so please share your ideas, attend our events, consider becoming a class rep or joining the Council.
The Friends is run by a Council, a group of up to 24 members, including parent volunteers as well as school officers. We meet regularly to discuss ideas and projects as well as plan events.
The Council is extremely fortunate to be assisted by a network of class reps from each year group who support and promote our events. In addition, by engaging with their fellow parents through informal get-togethers, including coffee mornings, evenings out and end of term parties, class reps strengthen our sense of community.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your participation.
We aim to host a wide variety of events during the year, details for which can be found in the school calendar. The following gives you a brief overview of our annual staples:
The Thirds’ and Form I Welcome Evenings at the start of the Autumn Term are a fabulous way for new parents to establish connections with other families in their daughter’s class and year.
The Christmas Bazaar at the end of November is our biggest annual fund raiser. It sees the entire LEH community involved with a impressive array of external stall holders to inspire, games for the girls to enjoy and festive treats to sustain.
During the Spring Term, we host our popular Quiz Night, which invariably results in some intriguing new facts being garnered. In the Summer Term, the girls eagerly anticipate the Junior School discos.
We also aim to hold other social events, such as a Comedy Night or Wine Safari, so do keep an eye out for dates.