Over the years, Chepstow House School has taken pride in supporting numerous worthy and worthwhile causes. Alongside our international charity Stand By Me, and the Chepstow Bursary, we choose to support a different local charity every year. Friends of Chepstow House, with the integral help of our Chepstow families, work tirelessly to help us reach our charitable goals. Throughout the year, fundraising events for both parents and pupils take place within and outside of school.
This 2023/24 academic school year year we are supporting St Mary’s Children’s Fund – Imperial Health Charity, Stand By Me and the Chepstow Bursary Fund -Gold Standard Charitable Trust (GSCT).
Imperial Health Charity is the dedicated charity for five London hospitals: St Mary’s, Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Western Eye and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea hospitals. St Mary’s in Paddington is the major acute hospital for north-west London and one of London’s four major trauma centres, with its own dedicated children’s A&E. Since being established, it has funded vital and transformative projects for young patients – from play and sensory equipment to art and music therapy and major refurbishments – going above and beyond what the NHS can do on its own.
Currently, the charity is focused on supporting several redevelopment projects and ongoing patient experience programmes within Grand Union Ward. This includes enhancing the 13 individual patient rooms on Grand Union Ward by providing adaptable furniture and gaming technology to encourage solo and virtual play; refreshing the Apheresis Treatment Room to make the experience more relaxing and calming for young patients; creating a multi-purpose room to ensure that sensitive conversations can take place in privacy and expanding art and music therapy provision to help children process their thoughts and feelings about their hospitalisation and express themselves creatively. Imperial Health Charity is delighted to be partnering with Chepstow House for a second year and continuing to work together to make Grand Union a more comfortable and welcoming space for children and families alike.
Chepstow House School partners with Stand by Me to help rescue children from terrible circumstances across the world and then do whatever it takes to help them thrive. Chepstow House School is currently supporting the Open Arms project, a Stand By me school in Kenya where 350 children, who have been orphaned, abandoned or are living in extreme poverty, are now receiving daily food, healthcare, a loving family home when needed and a life-changing education. Recently, ten members of Chepstow House staff visited and helped support the school with their knowledge, delivered the clothes that had been generously donated by families of Chepstow House and met the children whose lives are being changed by Chepstow House School. The wonderful thing about the partnership is not only the difference being made in the lives of the children in Kenya but also the understanding, love and passion shown by the children of Chepstow House School in supporting their friends in Kenya to have the opportunity of a different future.
The Chepstow House Bursary Fund is hosted by the Gold Standard Charitable Trust (GSCT), a registered charity with the sole mission of making quality independent school education accessible to pupils from families of limited financial means. GSCT provides long-term, means-tested bursaries to pupils within the Inspired Education UK (formerly Alpha Plus) network. At Chepstow House, we take pride in our commitment to academic excellence and to creating a community of values. We warmly welcome families from diverse language, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. When pupils grow up in this dynamic environment, everyone benefits: this not only provides transformative opportunities to the individual recipients but also enriches the experiences and perspectives of all children and families at our school. GSCT is launching a coordinated campaign this school year to expand its impact, with Chepstow House at the heart of its effort.