Community development and activities
We understand that we have a responsibility to our local communities; as a school we want our activities to enrich and add value to the community we serve. We also recognise that during school holiday periods, communities experience increased anti-social behaviour as children become bored. Many children from the poorest communities also do not have access to regular meals as they ordinarily would at school during term time and this has an effect on health and wellbeing.
To address this we aim to access funding in order to provide out of school activities, meals, and learning opportunities using school premises, staff and facilities. We engage with the local community - which is in the top 10% most deprived in the country according to the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2015 – to understand what young people want, and to divert them from negative behaviours.
We will provide opportunities to get involved in volunteering and youth social action through projects which improve the local environment and make our community a better place to live, work and volunteer.
If you, or your organisation are interested in working with us to support local communities, please contact a member of staff.