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  • Charities

    Supporting charities is a way which the students can practically demonstrate their concern for those around them and therefore plays an intrinsic part of the daily life of the school with individuals, small group of students and tutor groups regularly holding events to raise awareness and funds.

    As a community the school will regularly provide gifts at whole school masses to HARP,
    a local charity supporting the homeless

    The school supports the work of CAFOD year on year with collections of money at different events


    In the summer term the recently elected head student team leads the Year 12s in planning Raise an Give (RAG) events  with the aim of raising money for nominated charities.   In Summer Term 2015,  the school raised £2,441.91 and the charities tht benefitted were: 

    • Neptune Ward, Southend Hospital
    • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    • Anthony Nolan Trust
    • St Scholastica's Mission Hospital in the Philippines (being built through a project run by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters)

    CCLEF (Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund)

    'Educate a Girl - Empower a Woman'

    Over the last three years 11M and Mrs Roberts have supported this charity.  The launch of the school's fundraising took place when Ladi Dariya, a beneficiary of the scheme who is now based in the UK, visited the school. 

    The whole school, led by 11M, supports two young women  -  one lives in Swaziland and one in Uganda.  All tutor bases and offices have jars for loose change and, along with other events, so far in excess of £2,500 has been raised.


    ‘It was only with the support of the senior leadership team and my fellow students that I even considered applying to Oxford, and I genuinely don’t believe I would have achieved as much as I have done if it wasn’t for their help, encouragement and confidence in me.’

    — Isabel Aust, Former Head Student