Our pupils look beyond the classroom to the wider world – which includes helping others less fortunate than themselves.

Every year, each house selects a charity to support. The Year 6 house captains and vice-captains research and pick one each and present their chosen charity to their fellow house members, who vote for their favourite. Then the children plan a fundraising charity day – a Bradbury bake-off and a Malim mufti day are just two of the ideas they’ve dreamed up. All aspects of the activities are organised by the children and representatives of the charities are invited to attend a presentation assembly at the end of the year.

Charities they’ve recently chosen include the Worldwide Fund for Nature, Help for Heroes and Water Aid. The children have also been supporting the local charities British Aid for Deprived Children, Accuro and Jimmy’s Night Shelter, Cambridge, along with the Royal British Legion and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

We also celebrate Remembrance Sunday, collecting for the British Legion through the sale of poppies, and take part in national fund-raising days such as Children in Need, Sport Relief and Comic Relief.

Our staff help to raise money for charity by taking part in various events, such as the annual Chariots of Fire relay run in Cambridge.