We understand that we have a responsibility to those in the world around us, especially to those less fortunate. To this end we endeavour to make a positive impact to the lives of others in a wide variety of ways. These include raising large sums of money for local, national and international charities; working closely to help our sister school in the Gambia; volunteering in the local community; allowing access to our facilities, including sports fields and theatre; and working closely with local schools from the maintained sector, to improve the educational opportunities available to children in the area and beyond.
By working with the local community and encouraging our students to make a positive impact in the world around them, we not only help communities now, but prepare our students to be responsible citizens of the future.
To read about our latest ventures in the community please visit our vibrant news section.
As a registered charity, The Grange understands the important role it plays in both the local and wider communities.
The Grange's "Community Action Group" was formed in January 2007. This is the first group of its kind at The Grange and since it began in 2007, the community work the group has been involved with has gone from strength to strength. Led by Mrs Hardy-Kinsella, pupils from all years have been working hard within the school and the wider community to help others a valuable contribution to the lives of others.
Each week, up to 16 pupils lend a hand as volunteers with the Riding for the Disabled sessions run by the RDA, at the Sandy Lane Equestrian Centre. The riding helps the children, with varying levels of disability, to rehabilitate and gain confidence. Our pupils help by leading the horses, enabling the children to ride and also get stuck into keeping the yard tidy!
The Community Action Group regularly welcome guests from local Daycare Centres to attend Christmas lunches or school shows, where they are invited to a pre-show meal at school.