Each academic year our students choose a charity to support from a shortlist nominated by their peers.

At the start of the 2016/17 academic year, our students voted to support The RVI Ward 18 High Dependency Unit. This was the overwhelming winner from our nominated shortlist, and I am sure you will agree that it is an excellent choice. As ever, we have been running a number of fundraising events throughout the year in order to reach our goal.

The most recent of these was our annual Gameshow Night, which this year set a record attendance of over 250 audience members and was an enormous success. A huge number of staff and students were involved in the delivery of a spectacular evening of chaotic entertainment.

In September, as the new academic year begins, we will be shortlisting for our 2017/18 charity vote. Students from all year groups will be invited to nominate a charity, and we will then vote as a school to choose a winner, who will benefit from our fundraising throughout the year. Look out for our announcement at the end of September start of October.