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Charities and outreach

We encourage all pupils at Bryanston to be outward looking and to contribute to the community they find themselves in, whether local or global, to learn to notice others around them and to look outside their own needs.

All pupils have a variety of opportunities to engage in charity and volunteer work during their time at Bryanston.


The Bryanston community has a long history of charitable giving and whole school charity events take place on three weekends during the course of each year. Pupils also regularly support the work of national charities, responding to appeals by international groups in the wake of disasters, both natural and man-made.

In the autumn term the Nepal Charities Fair supports our long-term commitment to various charities and organisations working with children in Nepal. Each house organises a number of stalls around the school and the fair culminates in a fireworks display at the end of the day.

The A2 Charity Day is organised by the Head Boy and Head Girl in the spring term.  Each year the pupils in A2 choose a different charity, usually one that works with children, to support and organise a day of fundraising events to which all parents are invited.

Early in the summer term pupils take part in a sponsored walk through the bluebell woods and downs of Dorset to raise money for the school’s charities.

Community projects

Throughout their time at Bryanston, pupils have the opportunity to get involved in a range of projects in the local community. For many, this will form part of their pursuit of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme or the service element of the International Baccalaureate.

Projects can include working as a teaching assistant in a local primary school or helping run an after-school club; working with pupils from three local SEN schools in regular drama, swimming or horse-riding sessions at Bryanston; weekly visits to a number of care homes and hospitals; or taking part in Tuesday Club (a fortnightly meeting of senior citizens from the local area).

Our aim is that every pupil is involved in at least one community project during their time at Bryanston.