Every year as a college community we raise money for a variety of Charities and good causes.  We also try to use a fundraising as a method of raising awareness about a range of health-related, social and economic issues that face us all as active citizens.

  • Selling charity merchandise
  • Cake sales at break and lunch times
  • Challenge stalls in the atrium that offer students a chance to challenge themselves, have fun and raise money all at the same time
  • Sport’s competitions and sponsored activities e.g. Five A Side football tournaments, Skip-a-thons, Water Race and 1 mile challenges etc.
  • Individual student sponsorship on charity days e.g. Sponsored silences, dress-up, wear your onsie/PJs to school etc.
  • Performances e.g.s Open Mike Talent shows, Scratch Staff Pantos, DJ, Music and dance performances
  • Soakings and Gungings of staff are always a sure way of raising money!  

The fundraising work is organised and led by the Student Fundraising Group – all students are able to join the group. The aim of the Fundraising group is to raise a minimum of £5000 each year: in most years they have exceeded this target because of the active citizenship and the commitment of the college community – students, staff, parents and wider family members.

The calendar for our fundraising is changing all the time but here is the proposed schedule of this year’s events:

Term 1

September - MacMillan Coffee Morning for Cancer Research – Staff

October - ‘Wear Pink’ Staff and Sixth Form dress-up day in support of Breakthrough for Breast Cancer and to raise awareness during Cancer Awareness Month

Interhouse Fundraising Challenges – Whole School for house nominated charities

Term 2

November British Legion Poppy Appeal – Whole School

November - ‘Movember’ challenge for those staff and sixth formers who are brave enough to take on the month-long moustache/beard challenge.  To raise awareness and funds for charities supporting Men’s mental health and the research into the treatment and potential cures for prostate and testicular cancer

December - Festive Dress Down Day in support of adopted national/local charity – Whole School

Term 3

Five-O Project with St Catherine’s Hospice and NatWest – 12 week Business & Enterprise a Team competition against other local schools - this will be spearheaded by a team of 6 students drawn from all the houses and Y7-9 but will involve the Whole School in supporting their fundraising for our local hospice

Term 4

Interhouse Fundraising Challenges – Whole School for house nominated charities

Term 5

Interhouse Fundraising Challenges – Whole School for house nominated charities