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Join our community

When a child joins Nottingham High School their parents also become a part of our wonderfully welcoming school community. Find out how you can get involved with school life below.

If you are a current parent looking for information, please click here.

Getting involved: Infant and Junior School Parents


Throughout the year there are also a wide variety of school events that parents can come along to, including concerts, plays, open classrooms and more.

The Infant and Junior School Parents’ Association is called the ‘Friends of Nottingham High School’. It is a group made up of parents of High School pupils and teacher representatives who aim to provide other parents, particularly those new to the school, with opportunities to meet and get to know one another through social events. They always welcome new members and parents willing to become Class Representatives.

The IJS ‘Friends’ organise a variety of social events throughout the year, including the Summer Fête. They work with the school to raise valuable funds, which are used for Infant and Junior School projects. They can be contacted through the Infant School secretary, Mrs Paterson or the Junior School Head’s PA, Mrs Cartwright. Do feel free to get in touch if you’d like more information or want to get involved.

Getting involved: Senior School and Sixth Form Parents


While there is no formal Parents’ Association for the Senior School and Sixth Form, there are plenty of social events for parents to get involved with, both as guests and volunteer helpers.

For children joining us in Year 7, the first Senior School event is our Year 7 Picnic held in the summer holidays just before the start of term. Pupils will be able to meet and play games with their future classmates, and parents have the opportunity to get to know each other before the school year begins.

Event Month
Speech Day and Prizegiving Ceremony September
The Bridge Cup Concert November
Autumn Concert November
The School Play December
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols December
Spring Concert – The Albert Hall March
CCF Inspection Day March
Founder’s Day and Cheese ‘n’ Ale Ceremony – St Mary’s Church June
Lower School Play (Years 7-10) July
Second-hand Uniform Sale Throughout year

Throughout each school year there are then a number of events that parents are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in being contacted about opportunities for volunteering your time at school events, please get in touch with Kamala Newton, our Manager of Development & Events, for more information.


Supporting Students

As well as supporting fundraising events when they happen, there are two other ways that you can contribute: EASYFUNDRAISING and/or 500 CLUB.

Some School fundraising events such as our Second-hand Uniform Sale raise money for the Headmaster’s Fund. This is set up to help support students, particularly those on bursary- assisted places, to attend educational school visits where the costs of such activities may otherwise prevent them from joining in.



You can earn money for the Headmaster’s fund when you shop online with retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon, and more. All you have to do is click ‘Register’ with EasyFundraising and add “Nottingham High School” as your cause. Every time you shop you will earn money for the Headmaster’s Fund, and it won’t cost you a penny! You can even download the app to your smartphone or tablet to remind you when you are shopping.

500 CLUB


The 500 Club is a private lottery and membership which is open to:

  • Parents and grandparents of current and past pupils
  • Staff and retired staff
  • Old Nottinghamians
  • Governors

Prizes are drawn monthly, with super draws taking place twice a year in June and December.

Approximately 50% of all monies collected will go into the prize fund. The amount raised for the Headmaster’s Fund and the prize money depends on the number of members, so the more members the better for everyone!

More information can be found below, or by emailing Deborah Penney.