Parent Circle

Parent Circle

Parent Circle is a group run by parents for parents. It was started in September 2012 with the aim of creating a sustainable new way for parents to get involved with Ralph Allen School. It’s a place to discuss your/your child’s experience of the school and talk to other people at similar stages in the parenting journey.

About Parent Circle meetings

Our meetings are casual. They provide us with an opportunity to share experiences and discuss possibilities. We are discovering how much we have in common and how beneficial conversations can be.

Having talked as a group and with senior management at the school, we have agreed to circulate feedback to the senior management team as well as the group after each meeting. We are using three headings for this feedback:

  • Learning for the Parent Circle group – things we’ve discovered that are relevant to parents of Ralph Allen students.
  • Learning for the school – things that have come up that the school might benefit from hearing.
  • Celebration – positive things that we/our children have experienced at Ralph Allen (given that most organisations mainly get told the negative things).

We decide collectively what should be included in the feedback at the end of each meeting. Responses from the school will be discussed at the following meeting.

We hope to see you at our meetings. If you are not able to attend but would like to hear what’s been discussed, we can send you the feedback by email. To join this mailing list, or to raise any questions, please contact us at

Please see the links to the Parent Circle Facebook page and twitter feed - do sign up for both to keep in touch with what's going on. - @RASParentCircle

Dates of the Parent Circle meetings this year are:

Term 1: Wed 21 September 16
Term 2: Tues 15 November 16
Term 3: Thurs 2 February 17
Term 4: Wed 8  March 17
Term 5: Tues 16 May 17
Term 6: Thurs 6 July 17

All meetings are 6.30-8pm in the Lee Sixth Form Centre.