Charitable activity plays a large role in the life of pupils, staff, parents and indeed the whole school community at Holmewood House.
We wholeheartedly believe that this is a fundamental aspect of the educational journey our pupils enjoy. In the forthcoming academic year 2020-21, a vast array of charities will be supported at local, national and international level.
The majority of our charitable work is driven by our House system and our pupils play a key role in deciding which charities they wish to support. There are six Houses which support at a local level, Porchlight [a local Kent based homelessness charity] . At a national level, Cancer McMillan Care, Save The Children and Marie Curie Cancer Care and at international level- Lobitos, an impoverished coastal community in North West Peru, which was initiated by a former pupil, who first visited as part of her year abroad during her modern languages degree course. Last year, the Houses raised a total £3805.01.
Together with all of this, the parental body is also actively involved in charity work in two main ways. One is through the incredible work of a hard working group who run the second hand uniform shop and the other is the Friends of Holmewood. Both raising an immense amount of money.
In the academic year of 2019, the school community was able to distribute the magnificent total of £35,878.45 to charitable causes.
“Pupils are keen to support charities and help others less fortunate than themselves. They participate in a number of local, national and international charities….”Independent Schools Inspectorate