It is central to our ethos at Rupert House to encourage our pupils to become helpful and caring members of the community and to instil in them a passion to help those in need.
Our school community is actively encouraged to participate in projects within the community as well as fundraising events to support a variety of charitable causes on both a national and local level.
This is why you will often see Rupert House children engage in community litter picking activities; singing (in non Covid times) or playing in concerts at local care homes; and, most recently, putting together a newsletter to distribute to local residents who may live on their own.
The elected members of our school council meet regularly to discuss what fundraising the school should become involved in, creatively thinking up new and innovative ways to fundraise which will engage all of the school community. Their efforts are complemented by our dedicated parent body, The Friends of Rupert House (FoRH) who fervently work to ensure the school is supporting a wide range of charitable institutions throughout the year. These include national charities including Macmillan Cancer, the Anti-bullying Alliance, Children in Need, Comic Relief and The Royal British Legion, but also extend to local causes such as the Sue Ryder Care Home, Henley Foodbank through Nomad, as well as one nominated charitable cause each year, which receives the bulk of our fundraising efforts. In most recent years, this has included Daisy’s Dream and The Footsteps Centre and Foundation.