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What we had to do to achieve the award?

The LPPA is a nationally recognized award achievable by schools who work very closely with the families of their pupils.  The assessment is made by an external advisor.

The LPPA consists of ten evidence-based Objectives which schools must meet to get the award.The school demonstrates a commitment to work towards the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

  • The school makes and implements effective plans to achieve and maintain the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
  • The school is a welcoming and friendly place for parents.
  • The school promotes an awareness of and participation in lifelong learning opportunities available in school and in the community to all groups of parents.
  • The school holds and actively promotes enrichment opportunities or events for joint parent/child participation.
  • The school provides good induction for all new parents.
  • The school provides parents with relevant and user-friendly guidance and information to help them support their children’s learning.
  • The school produces and implements parent friendly policies to establish effective home school-links and improve pupil/student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress and positive participation in school.
  • The school provides good support for transition for parents when their children leave the school.
  • The school evaluates performance against the Leading Parent Partnership Award.

LPPA Achieved

On Friday 20th October 2017 an assessor from The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) visited school.

We are proud to announce we achieved this nationally recognised award which looks at how well we work with parents and carers, how welcoming the school is, and how we support parents in helping their child.  It was a very thorough but rewarding process. The assessor was impressed by how well we communicate and support our families, our induction and transition procedures, and by the fact that LPPA is embedded in the School Development Plan.

The Heights Free school is proud of its working relationships with parents and carers. We want families to feel comfortable, supported and happy to contact, visit and spend time in school working in partnership with our staff.

Thanks to the parents who gave up their time to speak with the assessor and to the students, who, as always, spoke with enthusiasm about their school.

Tina Hulme
Nurture Manager

“The culture and ethos of the school encourages a caring and supportive environment in which learning and good behaviour can flourish.”


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