Latymer Prep School

Charity Links


At Latymer we take pride in nurturing young minds and instilling a sense of social responsibility in our Prep school children. The children here care about each other but they also care about the world beyond the school gates.

Our commitment to fostering a culture of giving back teaches our pupils the importance of empathy and community involvement. Our Charities Committee, a group of dedicated pupils who champion the cause of various charitable organisations, lead by example organising fundraisers, charity drives, and awareness campaigns, encouraging the rest of the school to engage with social issues. Through these activities, our children gain a deeper understanding of the needs of others and learn the value of compassion.

There are many pupil-led fund-raising events initiated by the children in response to immediate global appeals and regular support is given to other charities such as The Upper Room, a local Hammersmith charity, which provides vulnerable people with food and shelter and The Children's Book Project, providing disadvantaged children with books.

We collaborate with the students in Upper School in supporting The Latymer Uganda Project, which was established in 2013 and supports M Lisada, The Mummy Foundation and Hidden Treasure Primary school in Kampala, as well as Soft Power Education, a forward-thinking charity based in Jinja. 

The children learn that supporting charities is not just about monetary contributions; it's about making a positive impact on the wider world. The Prep choirs participate in musical performances for the Nordoff Robbins, Barnardo’s and local hospitals at Christmas and write to elderly residents in local care homes. Closer to home, the pupils love finding different ways to support the Prep Bursary programme such as sponsored swimathons and ‘growing a fiver’ with their own businesses.

Our pupils learn that a small act of kindness can have a far-reaching effect. By engaging with charities, they discover the power of collective efforts to address social issues, promote equality, and make the world a better place.

They learn that they have the power to be the change-makers of tomorrow, inspiring hope, compassion, and a brighter future for all.