The school plays an active role within the community in several ways:
Throughout the year we are involved in raising money for a variety of charities. We want to ensure that a desire to help others is instilled in children from an early age to help them become good citizens as they grow and mature. Each year, our Head Boy and Head Girl select a charity and many of our fundraising activities throughout the year are in support of their named charity.
Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children's Charity has been chosen by our Head Boy and Head Girl as the school's charity for 2021/22 year. Amazingly, every day more than 600 children from across the UK visit the hospital for life-changing treatments. We are looking forward to raising funds to support their extraordinary work through a number of events starting with our Pupils' Christmas Quiz later this term. Well-chosen our HB & HG!
The Head Boy and Head Girl selected Street Invest as the charity for2020/21. This charity is based locally and not only do they undertake incredible work to support children living in poverty or on the streets within the UK, but they also highlight awareness and raise funds for street children in Africa and India. Our staff took part in a sponsored marathon walk in June 2021June from Windsor to Teddington lock, raising over £2600 for the charity and their incredible work by the charity to help children living on the streets.
For the 2019/20 academic year we are supporting React, (Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness), who are a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK. Their work is unrivalled by any other organisation and they passionately believe that every child should have comfort, dignity, and the opportunity to participate in life as fully as possible.
The following charities have been nominated over the past few years:
We also regularly support other charities including MacMillan Cancer Support, the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Children in Need.
In all these activities we like to think that the school and the pupils, teachers and parents who form its community come together for the help and benefit of others, often less fortunate than ourselves.