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Radius


Radius is the Foundation initiative aimed at supporting local projects with a focus on improving and enriching the lives of primary-school aged children.

Through Radius we identify and support community-based endeavours that align with NHP’s core values. With the support of the Parents’ Association, the Foundation aims to harness the collective resources of our school community to provide both financial assistance and service, including the sharing of resources through partnerships with local charities, organisations and maintained schools.

We believe all pupils mutually benefit from these partnerships, developing a motivation to help and an awareness of the needs of others from an early age; and that through striving to create a school environment that more closely represents the rich diversity of experience that abounds in our local area, we offer a richer and more meaningful educational experience for all students.

Since its launch in 2020, over £38,000 has been raised by the NHP community for Radius projects. We are currently working in a number of partnerships with local primary schools including:

  • The Notting Hill Children's Community Choir - A weekly community choir based on fun, not ability, which we launched in early November 2021 for eight participating local primary schools, including NHP. Up to 48 children meet each week at the Notting Hill Methodist Church to have fun, sing together and enjoy working with other schools. We are currently working with Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary, Oxford Gardens Primary, Colville Primary, St Mary's Primary, Thomas Jones Primary, Avondale Park Primary and St Charles Primary.
  • The NHP Christmas Book Drive, which will be providing every child at Saint Francis of Assisi Primary School with a wrapped, new, book in time for Christmas.
  • The Christmas Hamper appeal for the K&C Collective, a community collaboration which provides Christmas in a box, including a warm and nutritious meal and gifts, to the doorsteps of over 11,000 of the Borough's most vulnerable residents. This year, they will also be delivering the hampers to 250 recently arrived Afghan families who have been temporarily housed in local hotels. 


And other exciting initiatives including:

  • Sharing resources with local primary schools - Oxford Gardens Primary School visited NHP in September to hold samples of Moon and Space rocks and enjoyed an interactive class about space and space travel.
  • Working with the Mayor's Fund for London - Kitchen Social Programme in association with Harper Collins - to provide thousands of free books to primary schools within our local community.
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