Charity Work & Community Links

Working hard and gaining the very best qualifications you can is, of course, important here at Southborough. But as far as we are concerned, education isn’t just about passing exams well. Rather, it’s about developing well-rounded, kind, young men who are fully-equipped – academically, socially and emotionally - to contribute positively to society.

From the moment they join Southborough, we want our students to respect and think of others less fortunate - and learn the importance of ‘giving back’. We believe that the earlier students are given the opportunity to ‘reach out’ and help others, the greater the chance that the core values and life skills associated with ‘doing good’ – empathy, enthusiasm, dedication, team-working, effective communication and organisational skills – will become embedded into their very psyche.

Southborough High School has a long history of supporting charitable institutions and engaging with the local community. Here’s a summary of some of our most recent events/activities:


We organise and host an annual wellbeing festival for all Southborough students, parents and the students of neighbouring schools to access and benefit from exhibitors offering both prevention and treatment strategies and activities regarding mental health. This year, this event received a Certificate of Recognition from organisers of the prestigious Goldsmith’s Award for Community Engagement.


Wellfest team with Sir Ed Davy

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The Children's Trust, Tadworth

THE CHILDREN’S TRUST, TADWORTH is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury.  Sixth Formers recently completed a 10 mile sponsored walk to raise funds for this remarkable charity. Just over a year ago, The Children’s Trust provided much needed care and treatment to one of our Sixth Form students who sustained a serious brain injury via a freak accident outside of school. It was Southborough’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to the charity.

Childrens trust


Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. To recognise the ongoing work we do with Mental Health Awareness and the growing prevalence of male cancers, each year Southborough raises money for the Movember Campaign through a variety of cake sales, quizzes, staff growing moustaches and a fun ‘MO-fty Day’ (where students donate money to wear a false/drawn-on moustache!)

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Movember 1

Cecily's Fund

Cecily's Fund is a UK-based charity that enables impoverished children to go to school in Zambia, with a particular focus on those orphaned or made vulnerable by AIDS. Each year, staff and Sixth Form students take part in the sponsored 10k London Race to raise much needed funds for this worthy charity.

Cecilys 10k run 2

Cecilys 10k run 3


Senior Citizens' Christmas Tea Party

In the run up to Christmas each year, we host a special Christmas Tea party for the grandparents of our students and other senior citizens living in the local community. With delicious food, quizzes, carol singing and prizes, it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all the ongoing support and care that they give our students.

Oap xmas party 2


Kingston Pantry Christmas Food Collection

Kingston Pantry  is an offshoot of the Kingston Foodbank that supports over 130 ‘in need’ families living in and around Tolworth, Surbiton and Chessington. Since the charity’s launch, Southborough students, parents and staff have, each year, donated a large collection of foodstuffs and household provisions  to The Kingston Pantry in time for it all to be distributed to families in need before the start of the Christmas holidays.

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The Royal Star and Garter, Surbiton

The Royal Star and Garter, Surbiton is a care home with highly trained staff providing specialist nursing and dementia care. This warm and friendly home provides special provision for anyone who has served in the UK Armed Forces, including Reservists and those who completed National Service. A small group of our students visit on a regular basis and take part in a range of entertaining pursuits including singing, quizzes and such like.

Royal star garter

The Grace Dear Trust

The Grace Dear Trust is a local mental health charity that aims to help save the lives of young people suffering with mental health issues. Southborough is proud of its ongoing relationship with this charity and the brilliant work it undertakes.

Grace dear trust

Refugee Action Kingston

Refugee Action Kingston is a local charity that helps refugees and asylum-seekers to find homes, work and a future in Kingston. In recent years we have raised money for this charity and donated reading books for their younger clients.


Over the last couple of years we have also raised much needed funds for the Princess Alice Hospice, Alexandra Rose Charity, The Fircroft Trust, and Shooting Stars – and will continue to seek out new links and partnerships with worthy charities and organisations in the future. The importance of thinking of others less fortunate than ourselves –and the importance of ‘giving back’ - remains at the very heart of our core values and ethos and we are proud to see our students grow and develop into well-rounded, kind young men who contribute positively to society.