Skip to content ↓

Children and Young People are integral to building a fairer and more sustainable world for everyone. Courageous Advocacy equips them with the skills, tools, confidence, and opportunity to speak up and take action on issues of justice. Courageous Advocacy is an integral part of the Church of England Education Office's vision for education.  (Christian Aid - Courageous Advocacy | Christian Aid)


Hucknall Food Bank

We support the work of the Hucknall Food Bank.  Every year, students and staff work together in their tutor groups to collect donations.  These donations are brought together in our annual Easter services and delivered to the Hucknall Food Bank.


Period Poverty



One of our Head Students, Anya Bywater, working with our Academy Chaplain, created sanitary product packs that were given out to students as part of a campaign to raise awareness about period poverty.  Refills are continually available from all faculty offices, inclusion, the library and student reception.   



Change Makers

This year, students have been working together on their ideas for a mental health hub. They will be presenting their findings and proposals later this term. Previously they have worked on projects such as the idea of dimmer lights in various classrooms that adjust in accordance with the time of the day and the creation of a hidden disability card. The group meets on Tuesdays after school and all students are welcome to attend. 


For several years we been involved with a sustainable project based in rural, northern Ghana. We sponsor 6 students from the King’s School. Education is not free so many children miss out on an education. As a result of our sponsorship these children get a full-time education, a uniform and fresh fruit daily. Due to the generosity of our students and their families, we have been able to support additional initiatives such as equipping a new IT suite, providing a projector and tiling the outside toilets. In recent years members of staff have visited the King’s Village and, on their return, given our whole school community an insight into life in Ghana. Each tutor group works together to raise money to support our sponsored students. 
If you would like to find out more about this scheme please click on the link to the ‘King’s Village’ website below. 
The King's Village Ghana - The Kings Village Ghana (


Pop-Up Shop 

We open our pop-up second-hand uniform and equipment shop in July each year. We hope this helps to promote sustainable living, and support families at a time when the cost of living is rising. We ask for donations of the following items: 
• Branded National C of E Academy uniform (blazers, clip on ties, skirts and trousers) 
• Pale blue shirts (long or short sleeves) 
• Branded National C of E Academy PE uniform (rugby shirts, jogging bottoms, shorts, polo shirts) 
• Shin pads 
• GCSE and A Level revision guides (in good condition) 
When we open the shop, there is no charge for the uniform, equipment or revision guides. Any voluntary donations go towards supporting the children we sponsor as an academy through the King's Village Ghana. 


Social Action in 6th form 

All sixth form tutor groups devise, plan and deliver a social action project within an academic year. In these, students are tasked with exploring a local, national or global issue and devising their response to it. Previous examples have included collections for the local food banks for both food and hygiene poverty, fundraising to sponsor critically endangered species and toy collections for children in hospital over the Christmas period.