Charity fundraising, volunteering and working with the local community are all an integral part of life here at Queen’s.
From the moment pupils arrive in Class 3 (year 7), they are encouraged to fundraise individually or as part of a team for each House’s chosen charity. House fundraising activities are led by the pupils and range from bake sales to exciting sponsored activities, both in and out of school.
In addition, both our Sixth Formers and the QCPA choose two charities to benefit from their extensive fundraising each year.
In terms of giving back to our local community, Queen’s Sixth Formers volunteer every Wednesday afternoon at local charities and schools.
Local Primary Schools
We are proud of our strong and mutually beneficial relationship with local state schools, including St Vincent’s Primary school, where several of our Sixth Formers volunteer. Pupils from St Vincent’s also regularly visit Queen’s to use our facilities, to participate in various subject masterclasses, our Primary Maths Challenge and for other special events.
Sarah Bonnell School
In addition, Queen’s has a close partnership with Sarah Bonnell School, an all girls’ comprehensive school in one of the most deprived parts of East London. Every year we offer a few fully-funded 100% bursary places for our Sixth Form to pupils from Sarah Bonnell School. We also enjoy hosting pupils from Sarah Bonnell for various workshops and masterclasses throughout the year, as well as teachers from the two schools sharing best practice. Our Principal, Richard Tillett, is also a governor at Sarah Bonnell School.
Southwark Schools Learning Partnership
Queen’s is also a proud member of the Southwark Schools Learning Partnership, www.sslp.education, which brings together 16 state and independent schools and provides enrichment opportunities for all pupils and further support for teachers. We regularly host events here at the College for staff and pupils at other SSLP schools, including our popular Stockmarket Challenge, as well as fully participating in the “Thinking About” lecture series featuring various expert speakers.