Public Benefit Audit

One of the aims at King’s High School is to foster a vibrant school community, built on trust and respect and to instil a sense of social responsibility.  We use the many benefits of the school, including its pupils, staff and resources to establish links with the community, locally, nationally and internationally.

Means tested bursary support:
53 girls are benefiting from this in the academic year 2017-2018.

Education of girls:
King’s High School for Girls currently educates 609 girls aged 11-18.  Using the local funding formula for Warwickshire LEA (£4000), KHS saves the local authority approximately £ 2,436,000 per annum by educating pupils who would otherwise need to be educated by the state.

These are offered at cost price to local community groups for sport, music and literary events.  These include:
• Leamington Music
• Warwick Hockey Club
• Warwick Words and History Festival

Charitable fund-raising activities:
Charity fund-raising involves the whole school community in raising money and awareness for a variety of good causes. In 2016-2017 King’s High School raised £13, 878 for a range of charities.  Beneficiaries included:
Breast Cancer UK
British Heart Foundation
Fibromyalgia Association
Pancreatic Cancer Research UK
Riding for the Disabled
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Action Aid
Migrant Offshore Aid Station
The Stroke Association

These charities were chosen by girls in each Key Stage.  All girls are involved in the planning and delivery of a range of imaginative fund-raising opportunities.
Sixth Form girls raised money for a deaf school in Jaipur and Dundlod School, Rajasthan, India.  This was presented to the school during the week spent teaching there by 34 girls.

Other beneficiaries were:
• MacMillan Cancer Support
• Children in Need
• Goedgedacht Trust
• Myton Hospice
• Amnesty International
• The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick
• Comic Relief

In addition, donations of harvest were made to The Salvation Army Way Ahead Project and Christmas shoe boxes were prepared for ‘Teams 4 U Shoebox Appeal’.  In November 2016, 335 shoe boxes were collected by ‘Teams 4 U’.

Voluntary Service:
Students who participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award also contribute to a wide range of voluntary organisations across the county.  140 girls across Key Stages 4 and 5 take part in the scheme and therefore volunteer in a wealth of organisations
lacements are directly organised by the school for 62 Sixth Form and KS4 girls at:

Warwick Hospital, as part of the ‘Kissing it Better’ Charity, entertaining and visiting patients on wards twice a week.  Girls and staff have supported this charity since early in its founding.   Girls have undertaken speech and language and Dementia training which has enhanced their understanding of the issues faced by people with special needs.
Park View Care Home
Helen Lee Care Centre
Coten End Primary School
Lapworth Primary School
Newburgh Primary School
Warwick Preparatory School
Wellesbourne Primary School  

Other links with Local Maintained Primary Schools:
A number of events are organised directly by the school in order to encourage co-operation and collaboration between the schools.  These include:

5 for 5 Outreach Programme:
There are workshops on languages, science, sport, art and DT, music, English Speaking Union debating skills.  Year 5 pupils from maintained schools from across Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and the West Midlands were invited to attend.  The music events have included orchestra and choral days.
Between 40 and 70 Year 5 pupils benefited from the programme of workshops.  In 2015-2016, there were 40 pupils. 20-70 signed up for each of the different workshops.

Clare College, Cambridge:
In addition, King’s is a link school with Clare College, Cambridge to support Years 5 and 10 with educational scholarship and the development of aspirations.  87 Year 5s and 34 Year 10s benefited from this programme last year. 

Year 5 pupils come from the following maintained schools:
All Saints CE Primary School
Claverdon Primary School
Coten End Primary School
Harbury Primary School
Kineton Primary School
St Gregory’s RC Primary School
Telford Junior School
Welford on Avon Primary School
Wilmcote Primary School

Year 10 pupils come from the following secondary schools:
Alcester Academy
Henley in Arden School
North Leamington School
Trinity School

Myton Hospice Cookery:
Children from primary schools in the Warwick area are invited to attend two mornings of celebration cookery.  Up to 30 students attend, paying a nominal sum which is donated to Myton Hospice.  Two teachers who run the course are paid for their time and also donate the proceeds to charity.

Meetings with local schools:
The Politics and Food departments in the school meet termly with staff from maintained schools to share expertise, resources and ideas.  The IT and Food departments also share resources through Facebook groups. These small departments benefit from working as a team with other schools and students benefit from the development of shared resources.

Benefits of independent-state partnerships:
These give both sectors the opportunity to learn from one another and support many of King’s High School’s aims.    Through the Clare College Cambridge Outreach Scheme for Years 5 and 10, ‘5 for 5’ for Year 5s and ‘Politics Series’ for Years 10-13, our girls learn to be inclusive and supportive of all people in the local community, fostering social cohesion.  They develop self-confidence and social skills as well leadership and organisational skills.

Our students benefit intellectually from the range of activities provided, developing aspirations and giving the most able students opportunities to engage with and learn from one another.

Local businesses and groups:
Leamington Business Forum – the group used the facilities for a meeting of its members in June.
The school works with local groups and charities such as the King Henry VIII Trust, the local Rotary Club, and the Lord Leycester.
There is an active Amnesty group which participates in campaigns and the annual Amnesty Tea ‘Amnestea’.  Through this it raises awareness of the agenda, as well as money.
 Year 11 joined the National Citizenship programme in summer holiday - 27 pupils took part in this.

Staff involvement in the community:
Individual members of staff serve in a variety of capacities for the benefit of the public:
Volunteers with local charities and in local churches

Other campaigns:
The school is keen to embrace charities and campaigns which are important to the community.  These are usually publicised to the girls and parents. Examples of this, last year, include:

Publicising of a vote for 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts for funding from ‘Jewson’s Building Better Communities Fund’.
The collection of clothes for children in Swaziland – these were distributed by an Old Girl of King’s during her ‘gap year’ there.
An appeal was launched for bicycles for the ‘Cyclists Fighting Cancer’ Charity
The collection of items for refugees in the Warwickshire area.