As part of Arundel’s charity fundraiser, children and staff were invited to come into school in their pyjamas on Friday. Arundel house raised an incredible £1196 for their chosen charity, Classroom in the Clouds! Well done Arundel, this will make a big difference to a great cause.Read More
NHP families and pupils were hard at work in the kitchen last week showing us their baking skills by producing an incredible selection of cakes and biscuits to raise funds for the Red Cross. Friday’s cake sale was a big hit, raising over £1,250 for the Red Cross Morocco Earthquake Appeal and the Red Cross Libya Floods Appeal to support those who have been directly affected. Thank you to all those who supported by either baking or buying cakes and biscuits and to our fantastic parent and staff volunteers for helping to manage not one, but two cake sales outside the OB and PGB.
It’s official, NHP are utterly BONKERS!
Thank you to everyone who helped us go BONKERS FOR BURSARIES yesterday. In true NHP style, the children took their assignment very seriously, and crazy hair, flash-mob-dancing, staff lip-sync-cheering, Bluey-greeting and disco brunching were the order of the day! A true celebration of what makes NHP so special.
Alongside the fun, your support has helped us raise a bonkers £12,655 – the equivalent of over a full year’s bursary fees! Thanks to our incredible community, the NHP Foundation can continue this crucial work of ensuring that more deserving children from our local community can access the lifelong benefits conferred by an NHP education. Next year, we look forward to increasing our bursary awards from 7 to 8 pupils. Cause for celebration as we embark on our 20th anniversary year.
From idea to execution, a big thank you to all those who helped make the day such a resounding success. And a special thank you to our incredible Parents’ Association and NHP staff for embracing all things BONKERS!Read More
Today, Lansdowne House held their fundraiser in support of the charity Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). GOSH work with multi-disciplinary teams of healthcare professionals and scientists to improve the lives of children with rare or complex diseases. House Captain Hadrian and his team planned the challenge to guess the number of sweets in the jar and ran a collection on the gates to raise funds for this incredible charity.
A big thank you to everyone for giving so generously and helping to raise over £970! Final donations are still coming in – we look forward to sharing with you the grand total next week.
Last Friday, our Year 6 pupils made the big trek along the River Thames, starting at Richmond Bridge and finishing at Putney Bridge (a distance of nearly 15km!) to raise money for the NHP Foundation. The children set up their own JustGiving fundraising pages in the run up to the charity walk. A heartfelt thank you to the family and friends of Year 6 for supporting the children to raise £4034.53 through sponsorship and keeping them going. Well done to Year 6 for their phenomenal fundraising efforts and for rising to the challenge.
All of the money raised will be going towards helping the work of the Notting Hill Prep Foundation, the school’s charitable arm, in support of Radius and NHP bursaries. Radius is our community partnership programme which works with local charities and primary schools to provide financial support and share resources to enhance the lives of local primary school aged children. Recently, this has seen us support projects such as: the Harrow Club junior programme, a basic lunch to raise funds for the Kensington and Chelsea Foodbank, a book drive with Oxford Gardens Primary School and the K&C Foundation’s Winter Crisis Appeal for local families. Our ambition for bursaries is to grow our programme to increase access to the life-changing opportunities provided by an NHP education. We currently support 7 pupils on means-tested bursaries and hope to increase this to 15 by 2030. Our bursaries cover not only fees, but also educational trips, enrichment, activities and incidentals that ensure all our pupils are completely integrated members in the life of the school.
Blenheim House hosted a charity fundraiser this week in aid of War Child and it was a huge success. The event raised over £1400, thanks to the generosity of everyone who contributed and the hard work of the organising team. The highlight of the event was the NHP pupils who ran a mile in their morning PE lessons, which was both a physical and mental challenge for them. Their participation added a great deal to the success of the fundraiser, and the Blenheim House captain would like to extend his heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their efforts. It was an amazing week filled with laughter, joy and a real sense of community. The money raised will make a big difference to the lives of those in need.Read More
On Saturday, our wonderful Parents’ Association transformed NHP into a Winter Wonderland for our first Christmas fair since the pandemic! All items from the stalls and activities went directly to the NHP Foundation, raising a huge £9,070.
The organising team of Evie B, Lisette VP, Clodagh B, Lauren J, Susie C, Elizabeth C, Delphine R, Deborah B, Mariya J, Jilly P and Taryn B were completely amazing and worked like Santa’s own elves to weave magic and possibly a little mayhem around the JCB – it was indeed a spectacular event.
Huge thanks from everyone at NHP for the PA’s hard work in the lead up to the actual event, and on the day itself, to make it such a great success and thanks too, to our very own Mr Gee, Gaggi and Mr Thomas for all the support they gave last weekend.
Our senior choir were amazing at Tommy’s Carol Concert on Tuesday night! They performed two pieces Jubilate Deo by Jay Althouse and Cantamos by James Desjardins. They sang beautifully, from the heart, with passion and joy and big smiles on their faces. It was impossible not to be utterly charmed by them!
The concert was filled with fun activities for the children, from decorating Christmas trees to popping bubbles from Santa’s elves. Whilst having all this fun they also helped raise £21,000 for Tommy’s, funds will go towards vital research making a huge difference to babies who have a tough start in life. We can’t tell you how proud we were to see the choir singing their hearts out and not only delighting the audience but clearly having huge fun on stage. The children particularly enjoyed the little baby who crawled towards them before they sang. He was clearly having a great adventure exploring the church and our children appreciate adventures!
Congratulations to Senior Choir and to the wonderful Tommy’s Team led by Marina Fogle and Laura Montgomery who looked after us so well and provided us with a magical night!Read More
On Thursday 10th November, Arundel House hosted their annual House Fundraiser. This year, they supported the charity CPotential, which provides integrated tailored therapy and support to children and young people with movement disorders, due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, global development delay or acquired brain injury.
House Captains Wilf and Wilf chose to focus on the incredible LEGO therapy the charity use to develop social communication skills and also fine motor skills and coordination. Fundraising activities included a collection on the gates to dress up in the colours of the letters L.E.G.O. and a lego-portrait competition. The competition was fierce but well done to our winning entries, featured here. And thank you to everyone who donated, helping to raise £400 for this incredible cause!
You can read more about the fantastic work of CPotential at https://cpotential.org.uk/.