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Established in Twickenham in 1969 and now located in Hampton
School Life

Charity and Community

Each year Twickenham Preparatory School aims to support a number of charitable causes through various activities. For a number of years now the school has supported the Shooting Star Trust, a children’s hospice in Hampton. For the last three years the school has supported Street Child Africa, based in Thames Ditton. Their work focuses on providing education to street children in a number of African countries.


Each term TPS has one event which raises money for a particular charity. Some of the ways the school has raised money in the past are through mufti days, alternative hair days, selling cakes and sponsored events.

Charity Update
Well done to everybody for a fantastic effort on Charity Day. We managed to raise  £1140 for Street Child Africa – a great achievement!

The school always supports the Poppy Appeal, which is the major single source of revenue for the British Legion’s Benevolent Fund. On the 11th of November the whole school gathered for a special Remembrance assembly at which a number of governors and guests where present.

TPS now has a reputation for its contribution to Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. Last year around 170 shoe boxes were filled and went to Ukraine for Christmas. This year we are hoping to donate 200 shoe boxes.

Previously we supported Edric Navidad in the Philippines through Tear Fund and at 20 he has now completed his studies. We now support Cranimmer, a five year old boy in Uganda through Compassion UK. TPS contributes to his schooling, health and family.


Being part of the Hampton community is important to TPS. For us this means offering the school premises to those clubs and organisations that need space for their activities, using facilities of other organisations to extend what we offer to our pupils and visiting and assisting other local organisations to see what they do and to give support, both practical and financial. Outlined below are all the activities, events and links we have with the local community.

Local charity links:
The two main charities that the school supports are based locally. The Shooting Star Hospice is based in Hampton, providing essential support and care to families with children who have life-limiting conditions. Street Child Africa is based in Thames Ditton but has an international focus on helping to take African children off the streets and encouraging them into education.

Local sporting links:

TPS has established very good relations with a number of the sports clubs in the area. Hampton and Richmond Borough Football Club’s practice ground is used for football training and rounders. The school has entered a partnership with Kempton Cricket Club and uses its 10 acre site for football, rugby, cricket and rounders. We also uses Colets Health and Fitness Club for boys and girls of the school to receive squash coaching and spinning fitness training. In the summer the school’s swimming competition is held at the Hampton Open Air Pool, whilst for weekly swimming lessons we use Sunbury Leisure Centre.

Local use of TPS:
A number of organisations in the area from Mini Musketeers (junior fencing) and tennis to home schooling groups and church youth groups occasionally use the school premises outside school hours. Richmond Borough Chess tournaments are held at the school and as national champions for the last 3 years, the school hosts the National Mind Lab School Championships.

Local knowledge:
Pupils are encouraged to think about the community around them in a number of ways. Over the course of the year Year 1 visit St Mary’s church and art projects are undertaken at Garrick’s Temple and Orleans Gallery, Year 2 visit the local allotments, Year 4 do a geographical survey of the area, Year 5 take part in an environmental study in Kingston and Year 6 attend a citizenship course in Bushy Park.

General links:
The school’s cardboard recycling facility is available for neighbouring residents and the annual Christmas tree sale is always very popular. The Year 6 girls always look forward to visiting the nearby residential homes, particularly at Christmas when they entertain the residents with carols and some of the school choir pieces.