Charities

Our Aims and Values stress the desire to engender in our schools a sense of social responsibility and a culture of respect, humility and of being givers not takers. 

Every year all pupils support either a charity chosen in conjunction with the PTA or one of our two permanent charities, Thomas’s Schools Foundation and The CAIRN Trust (Child Aid in Rural Nepal). They support the chosen charities through fundraising activities and, where possible, hands-on involvement.

Many of our Year 8 pupils sit on our Charity committee, which works throughout the year with teachers and the PTA on ways to educate children about our charity and to raise much needed awareness and funds. We believe at the pupil level, charity is about education first, providing an awareness of the world they live in and how they, as individuals and groups, can make a difference, however small. 

The PTA, parent body, staff and pupils are enthusiastic supporters of this aspect of the school and we all benefit from the opportunities available to engage with our community near and far.

This year our school charity is Spires. Spires have been helping homeless people in London since the late 1980s. From their day centre in Streatham, a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers provide a wide range of pratical services to vulnerable men and women.