Early close for Open Evening - school will close at 1.20pm on Thursday 23 September in order to prepare for our Open Evening
Tours of the school - click here for dates and to find out how to book
School Photo Day - Wednesday 22 September 2021
Update to Summer Term Dates 2022 - we are now finishing the summer term on the 21st July, a day earlier than previously published, thanks to Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
House Charity Fundraisers
There has been a flurry of fantastic fundraising activity during the last couple of weeks of autumn term. A big thank you to all parents who have made donations of cakes for our bake sales and sponsorship money for events. It wouldn’t be possible without your support.
On Thursday 13th December, 281 students and the staff of Elgar House set out on their 6th annual Reindeer Run wearing their antlers, flashing red noses and Christmas jumpers accompanied by Santa and his gang.
Elgar House raises money for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, a charity that supports children and young adults with progressive life-shortening conditions and over the previous five years have raised an impressive £15,848 for this worthy cause. This year the total is currently £4,170, but if you are able to make a small contribution, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elgarhouse2018
Hands 4 Hope is the charity that Wilberforce House has been raising funds for this month. On 18th December their bake sale raised an amazing £152.52. Thank you to all the students and their families for donating cakes, both homemade and shop bought. “We have raised enough money to sponsor a child for 6 months today, a fantastic achievement” said Mrs Edwards. Well done Wilberforce House.
Darwin’s House Charity is Cancer Research UK. Cancer impacts on so many lives young and old and the majority of people know someone who has had the disease in some form or another.
This December, House Captains Corey Farrell, Jack Titcombe and Will Goodwin decided to Brave the Shave and set themselves a sponsorship target of £1,000. All three boys sat in front of over 1,000 of their peers and with the kind support of Leonardos Barbers in Billingshurst, had their heads shaved. If you would like to make a small donation to Darwin’s house charity, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/darwain
Darwin’s annual Race for Life was in May and they also organised a successful Doughnut Day fundraiser in November. The total raised by Darwin for Cancer Research to date is a whopping £4,711.54. Well done Darwin!
Last week Austen organised a charity bake sale and raised a staggering £196.33 for the Springboard Project in Horsham, a charity that helps children and young people with or without disabilities by offering inclusive play and social opportunities. Cakes were completely sold out by break time, so well done to Austen students for working so hard to raise some money for this worthwhile charity.
Next year Austen will be raising money for Young Epilepsy by organising a sponsored Bunny Hop. Watch this space!
Livingstone raised £50 with their Halloween sweet sale, but their main charity events in aid of the British Heart Foundation will be taking part in February and March, kicking off with the big JHY leg wax. “When the going gets hairy, the legs get waxed…”