We actively encourage all our pupils to get involved in the many and varied fundraising activities for our chosen local, environmental and international charities.
Every two years, we select a number of charities to support and we get to know these charities well over a two-year partnership. We also raise funds for the Westbourne House Bursary Fund, which gives local children the chance to benefit from the unique educational experience at Westbourne House, irrespective of parental means.
As you can imagine, as well as making a positive impact on our chosen charities, there are rich rewards for our pupils, parents and staff as everyone pulls together to make a difference. Talks from our charities help the children to have a broader perspective on life, and we find that pupils increasingly step up to take the lead in organising events and coming up with ideas.
Every other year, a group of parents and staff form a charity committee that organises a large charity ball or party at the school. The Spring Fling, our most recent ball, was phenomenally successful and we are very proud of our kind and generous community.
- Local Charity
Terry’s Place - a local charity that cares for older people in our community and their families.
- Environmental Charity
Surfers Against Sewage - a charity dedicated to protecting our oceans and beaches.
- International Charity
Thembalitsha Foundation - a charity in South Africa that helps marginalised communities in the Western and Eastern Cape.
- Plus the Westbourne House Bursary Fund for local children who have strong potential in academics, music or sport but who would otherwise not have access to a Westbourne House School education.
During the years 2021-2023, Westbourne House supported West Sussex Mind, Chestnut Tree Hospice and Global Canopy. As a community we raised over £76,200. We also supported people in Ukraine, local people with dementia, local schools and families in need, and sent cards to older members of our community.