Community Service

Felsted prides itself in supporting the village and local community, providing opportunities for educational events and school facilities to be used whenever possible.

  • Felsted village: the School has a very positive relationship with the local village residents and business community. The Felsted Friendship Club is invited to the school play each year and many of our students have helped provide activities for the Felsted Youth Club.
  • Almshouses: Richard Lord Riche left a number of Almshouses for those in need in the village. Managed by Felsted as part of his legacy, Almshouse residents are nurtured by the School through a number of supportive activities.

Felsted Prep school students with an elderly lady

  • Facilities: Felsted School allows the use of its facilities for a range of activities which are open to non School members. This includes classrooms, function rooms, the Hunt Theatre, sporting facilities, the indoor pool and the Felsted Gym. This is managed through the Lettings department.

A Radio 4 panel in Felsted's hall

  • Arts and Culture: Felsted hosts many concerts and drama performances throughout the year, all of which are open to the public and most of which are free entry. The Felsted School Steel Band performs regularly and on request (time permitting) outside school at venues such as Essex Cricket and the Stebbing Fete. Pupils also exhibit their art at a local gallery each year, which is open to the public.

The following Arts organisations use Felsted facilities:

  • The Felsted Choral Society
  • The Felsted Parochial Church Council
  • ABRSM (for music exams)
  • The Junior Guildhall
  • Essex Music Services
  • The National Children’s Orchestra
  • Essex Chamber Orchestra
  • Pro Corda
  • Felsted Friendship Club

People playing at a steel drum at a Felsted event

  • Regular Community Service Activity: A large number of the Senior School participate in weekly volunteer work. These include conservation work around the village, working at the Tabor Centre, helping in local primary schools and a pre-school, visiting residential and care homes for the elderly, helping in a special educational needs school, sorting and packing for Felsted Aid, volunteering in local charity shops and taking part in the community Speedwatch programme.
     
  • Community Service Projects: Alongside the regular community service volunteering, the Senior School pupils have been involved in a number of projects:
    • A swimathon for charity
    • A sponsored whole school “Colour Run”, raising a significant sum for Felsted's charity partners.
    • An enterprise competition run by Barnardos to raise money for disadvantaged children. They reached the final, meaning that the school community donated clothes and shoes and the team ran a local Barnardo's charity shop for a day, raising considerable sums for the charity.
    • Every year at the Prep School, charity fundraising projects raise approximately £15,000 for various charities. Activities include spellathons, fetes, food parcels, cakes sales and sponsored runs.

 

Making a Difference

Charitable Giving

Community Partnerships

Community Service Education Outreach