Radius is an 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 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 £28,500 has been raised by the NHP community for Radius projects.
Past partnerships include:
A charity founded in 2002 by local volunteers to benefit the children of Avondale Park Primary School. Their aim is to broaden experience and create lifelong interests in their pupils through funding activities (including sports, the arts, educational excursions and residential trips) and providing resources that make a significant difference to their lives. 44% of the students at Avondale Park, who attend school less than a mile away from NHP, are eligible for free school meals, compared to the national average of 13.7%. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit a number of these families particularly hard. The closure of schools has meant a lack of regular meals for many children, as well as difficulty accessing technology for remote learning. Avondale Extra is helping to bridge that gap by enabling access to vital educational resources such as laptops, providing after school provision, and a breakfast club run by teaching staff.
Almost £23,000 has been raised by the NHP community in support this fantastic initiative.
Kensington and Chelsea Collective:
Under the auspices of the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, this ongoing initiative, forming a collective of different charities operating within the Borough, is aimed at maximising effectiveness through cooperation and the pooling of resources.
2020 was a particularly tough year for many, and their Christmas In A Box initiative provided residents in need with hampers, each containing a festive meal and a new, age-appropriate, gift for each child. NHP support totalled £5,720 - enough to fund 153 family boxes. 4,031 boxes were delivered, providing some Christmas cheer to a total of 8,365 people, including 20 in-patients at the Kensington children’s eating disorder unit.
The campaign raised a surplus of £58,000, which is now being used to provide meals over half term and Easter break to local children in need.