Hurstpierpoint College | Senior School - Community Life


We strongly value our links with the local and global community and our student body raise, on average, over £30,000 each academic year for worthy causes.

Across the whole school, each house is responsible for organising its own charity events to raise funds for UK and international causes of their choice.

Our Sixth Formers are expected to take the lead in the charitable action within the college. Many of our Sixth Formers work towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Scheme, which includes taking part in our Community Service programme.

Community work

In addition to raising money for good causes, our children are also encouraged to help the local community.

The biggest initiative is our Community Action Day. All students (and staff) in the Senior School take part in this event during the Summer term and visit more than 30 locations across Sussex to help charities, schools and community organisations. Students carry out work such as gardening, painting, washing mini-buses and volunteering in charity shops.

The Hurst minibus fleet has also been used to support a number of organisations.

Hurst organises a biannual trip to Malawi, Africa where a group of Senior and Sixth Form students help to build houses for the people in our partner village, Chilingani.

Our Prep School have a Skype Pals Club when pupils can talk to children in Sri Lanka every week via Skype video calls.


Remembrance Day

The college is active in supporting UK Remembrance Day every November. A special Remembrance Service is held as a tribute to the 108 Hurst boys and four members of staff who lost their lives during the First World War.

Hurst has an online war memorial record, Hurst at War, which is available to view online at Hurst archive.


The college takes an active role in sponsoring local events and clubs, as well as hosting events at the College.



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