At Chandlings Prep we encourage our children to take an interest in the wider world and develop a responsibility for their local community.
As a school we support one charity each year and raise money in a variety of different ways. This year we shortlisted local charities and asked the school community to vote on which one we should support. In the Autumn term it was decided that we would fundraise on behalf of Oxford Hospitals Charity.
Children are actively encouraged to get involved in fundraising events and come up with their own ideas. We are very grateful to Alexander A., our pupil Charity Representative. Alexander helps to raise awareness for our chosen charity, promote our fundraising events and liaises with the School Council. PATCH (our parents’ association) also hold several events throughout the year supporting the charity.
In Spring term we held an ‘express yourself’ day as part of our Wellbeing Week; children were invited to come dressed in home clothes and we raised well over £1000 for Oxford Hospitals Charity.
Throughout the year, we also support some other national events such as 'Odd Socks Day', ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ and ‘Red Nose Day’. As part of our Harvest celebrations the Chandlings community donated to Abingdon Foodbank and Asylum Welcome.
We are looking forward to our up and coming events and continuing to support such worthwhile causes.
Pupils' Social Development is Excellent. The variety of charity fund-raising events helps pupils understand their responsibility to assist those who are less fortunate, both at home and overseas.
ISI Inspection Report 2016