We believe that volunteering is important as part of making a positive contribution to society.
Students completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award are required to undertake volunteering as part of the programme.
Each year over 150 pupils will be volunteer their time in the local community across a wide variety of groups. Examples are:
In addition the school also offers additional volunteering opportunities including:
- Mentoring younger pupils
- Reading with younger pupils
- Tours of the school
- Marshalling or tours at Open Evenings and Mornings
- Community litter picking
We encourage pupils to support charity work and fundraise whenever possible. This fits with our School Vision and Core Values and our Character Programme.
Some of our outdoor challenges include fund raising for charity including the Coast-to-Coast and Centurion Challenges which have supported such charities as Water Aid and Boys in Mind.
Students supporting our Sixth Form Charity Trip to Romania have also organised supermarket bag packing, supported the Bath Half Marathon and organised Quiz and Curry Evenings to raise money for People Against Poverty and Graft for Growth.
At Christmas younger pupils have the opportunity to take part in the Santa Run and all are encouraged to donate money or items to support local homeless charities and the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
Student led events also support those in need such as the student organised ‘Football vs Rugby’ charity football game in 2022, which raised over £1500 for people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, and the Beechen Cliff’s Got Talent event in aid of Dorothy House .