Kingscourt has a long tradition of welcoming community groups including the Catherington Women’s Institute and the village’s Greening Campaign. Our children regularly sing at old people’s homes in nearby Rowlands Castle and Emsworth and we are seasonal visitors to and supporters of our parish church, All Saint’s, Catherington.
We work closely with our local community support officers on the Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team who offer us advice and support and who visit the school to lead assemblies raising awareness of safety issues such as ‘stranger danger’ and road safety.
We have enjoyed a long standing relationship too with a special school based in Portsmouth. The Mary Rose Academy is a community special academy catering for pupils with severe and complex learning and physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and medical conditions. Each summer term, our Year 6 classes visit the Mary Rose Academy over a period of weeks in order to work alongside children of a similar age there in art workshops, science lessons and facilitating access to sport activities. In return, Mary Rose Academy pupils pay an annual visit to us here at Kingscourt to enjoy extracts from our end of year musical. We are delighted with our special relationship with the children and staff of the Mary Rose Academy.
At Christmas our school community collected Christmas food treats to donate to the Waterlooville Foodbank.
Our pupils regularly take part in local events such as the Clanfield Challenge and the Hambledon Hilly runs and we raise money for national charities such as Shelter, Children in Need, Comic Relief and Sport Relief.