The school supports a range of charities through fundraising events and this is evidenced in the reception of the school. Charities include Missio, Cabrini, CAFOD, Cancer research UK, Macmillan, Nightwatch and Operation Christmas Child. Visitors from most of these charities have led assemblies. Our harvest gifts are distributed to the homeless in Croydon and to needy families in New Addington. This is organised through our contact with St. Aidan’s SVP group. The children initiate their own fundraising at other times. These have included cake sales, talent shoes, dance displays and other sponsored activities.
The school works well in partnership with both parishes. Events in the parishes are promoted through the Head Teacher’s newsletter. Mufti days are held to raise funds and Christmas and Summer Fetes are supported well by the school. St Aidan’s Parish Fete is hosted annually at the school and staff get involved in fundraising. Children in Year 6 now sing at the Parish Christmas Lunch but also the school choir participates in the Coulsdon Yulefest and at the O2. Staff members from the school are actively involved in both parishes.