Special Events & Charity Work
Our annual Saturday Open Day each Spring Term welcomes girls and their families to view work within their classrooms and around school. Parents are entertained by performances by the choirs and at the end of the morning there is a fiercely contested netball match between the current Year 6 and leavers from the previous year.
Old Girls are warmly invited to attend our Open Day. It’s the perfect way to catch up and learn what our leavers have been up to since we saw them last, as well as allowing them to see how Sarum Hall has changed over the years.
For this very special day, we encourage girls to invite their grandparents to visit the school and see some of their work. Our visitors are entertained by a pupil concert followed by a tour of the school and a special tea in the dining hall.
On Parents’ Day, the parents of girls in Nursery and Reception are invited to spend time in class with their daughters and get ‘hands-on’ experience of exciting ,and occasionally messy, activities such as construction, puppet theatre, cooking, art and crafts and reading. The girls love showing off their classroom and obviously enjoy their parents taking part. It is also a great opportunity for parents to meet each other, something which might otherwise prove difficult during a busy term.
We celebrate Harvest Festival with a service at our local church, St Mary’s. The generous harvest contributions donated by our families each year are taken to the Simon Community, a homeless centre in Kentish Town.
Our annual carol service at St Mary’s Church is held just before the end of the autumn term. Nativity plays are performed for parents by Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 classes. All the girls enjoy traditional festive parties at the end of the term.
As well as the traditional Nativity plays at Christmas, at the end of the summer term, Nursery and Reception girls present a short musical play to parents. Year 6 pupils work throughout their final term on a full-scale production, performed for families on two nights during their last week at Sarum Hall.
The school encourages community involvement through fundraising for a variety of charities, particularly local ones and those associated with children, links with the local church and a busy programme of Parents’ Association (SHPA) events throughout the year.
Houses take turns at organising activities to raise money for their chosen charity. These highly enjoyable and successful events have included mufti days, a sponsored silence, spellathons, a pyjama day, charity breakfasts, cake sales, raffles, a Bollywood Disco, international days and skipathons!
“Sarum Hall is a warm, welcoming school and very inclusive.”
Sarum Hall parent