School Life

Community

We offer our amenities, engage with organisations and welcome members of the local and wider community to share in the school’s grounds, facilities and resources.

We run a diverse range of events for groups and individuals, including weekly lunchtime concerts, a variety of termly theatrical performances and musical events, weekly historic tours and community lunches.

Our extensive community action programme started in 1987 and involves over 200 of our pupils each week. More than 30 different placements are organised on a weekly basis throughout the academic year including nursery schools, primary schools, special needs schools, residential homes for the elderly, hospices and charity shops as well as a Ready and Able Sports Club and CH Day Centre lunches.

Each term events, challenges and workshops are held for local schools. We were delighted to welcome over 1800 visiting pupils to these last year.

The visiting schools experienced a diverse range of activities including a Solving Crime with Science Day for Year 5 pupils, Year 4 and a Year 5 Maths Challenges, free tickets for Sussex primary schools to attend productions in our theatre, Year 4 and Year 5 History & Drama workshops, Cricket workshops in the summer term plus regular design a poster workshop in our Art Department. Our annual Choral Day is a favourite for the visiting schools and we are looking forward to welcoming over 200 Year 5s to this event in 2020.