Charity and Community Outreach

Various community groups come to the school for events: local Church and Scout groups, as well as local primary schools, use our facilities free of charge and the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon starts and ends in our grounds. Over the years our staff have provided academic support to the local schools in Design Technology, Science and Latin, and we are always keen to explore opportunities for local schools and community groups to come and join us for guest speakers, workshops and other opportunities for shared learning.  Sometimes at weekends a group of local pensioners comes over for tea, sandwiches and cakes with the occasional sing-song.

We have close social links with children from Abour Vale School who come to play and whose school the boys visit, as well as South Bucks Riding for the Disabled Association for whom we bought a lovely New Forest bay mare in 2014.

Among regular charities we support we give food boxes to local homeless charities at Harvest Festival, we donate gifts from each boy to Home-Start each Christmas and the boys select worthy charities to help at our annual summer fête. We were delighted to support Eton's initiative with the charity Ace Africa which helped introduce the "Ace Africa Future Star's Academy Football League" into some of the poorest and most disadvantaged areas in Tanzania, working with both boys and girls in these communities.

Recently we have also raised funds by holding swimathons, sponsored walks, bake sales, climbing mountains, running, performing in concerts and hosting charitable sporting tournaments. Boys have also donated books and stationary and helped with the packaging to School-Aid for African schools, sent boxes to the troops in Afghanistan, as well as sports equipment and kit to a number of worthy charities wherever they may be needed.