The school is committed to working with local and national charities in order to develop our students awareness and sensitivity to the world around them.

The Interact Club

The Interact Club is a student-led charity organisation that works alongside the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad to raise funds for local charities.

The Interact Club meet with Rotary members on a weekly basis and recent fund-raisers have been successfully undertaken for the Teddy Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, MIND and Save the Children.

The activities are planned and delivered by the students and have included collections, cake sales and sponsored events.


The Friary PTA has benefitted from a major upsurge in membership and activities and the student body play a major part in supporting them in the running of their events.

This includes students helping to stage Own Clothes Days, run Summer Sizzler stalls, attending PTA events and advising the PTA on where best to spend their funds.

The PTA and the School Council work closely together to ensure the student voice has a real impact on the developments in the school.

House Charities Chosen

After much discussion and debate, the student leadership teams for each House have each decided on their chosen charity to support and fundraise for this year:

Darwin are supporting Acorn’s Children’s Hospice, who provide care and support for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Garrick will support the activities of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). The charity supports people suffering from mental health conditions.

Johnson will raise funds for St Giles Hospice, who provide respite and palliative care, as well assisting those who have family members with a potentially incurable illness.

Seward are supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance, who operate 3 of the iconic all-red emergency helicopters.

It’s pleasing that in all cases students have decided to back local charities that have an impact in our community. In fact, there are personal links between some of our students and the chosen charities, which promise to make these partnership even more meaningful.

Although fundraising will go on throughout the year, each House has a dedicated week during the year to raise awareness for their chosen charity. First up is Darwin House, during the week beginning 27th November.

While all the charities chosen are worthwhile causes in their own right, also at stake is school’s Charity Cup, to be awarded to the House who’ve raised the most funds by the end of the year. Good luck to all involved.

Future Developments

The school has now moved to our House system from June 2017 and the Houses are currently voting on local charities to form a fixed, long-term attachment.

The purpose of this arrangement is so that students decide how best they can serve their local community and, rather than simply handing over some money, the students can actively learn about and engage with the charity.

Further Information

For more information about charity work at our school, please contact Mark Drury, Assistant Headteacher, via