We pride ourselves on getting involved in our local community in many different ways.

We work hard to support good causes, both local and national. 

At Christmas we collect donated goods for the ‘First Night Appeal’ to help families feeling domestic violence have at least the basics, such as toys and toiletries, when they reach a safe refuge.  We also fill shoeboxes with gifts and wrap them to donate presents to children who would otherwise not receive a Christmas gift. In addition to this we collect food for Northfield Community Partnership who work with Trussell Trust B30 Foodbank to distribute food parcels to the most vulnerable members of the community.  They also provide food and toiletries for the Birmingham Christmas Shelter, which provides food and shelter for the homeless over the Christmas period.
The Poppy Appeal is strongly supported in our school, with far more being collected in donations than much bigger schools. 
Children in Need and Comic Relief are also very well supported. Our student Council organises Cake Sales, Fashion Shows and Talent Shows in order to raise money and awareness for these and other issues. 
Pupils and staff take part in the Race for Life every year.  For our Year 7 and 8 pupils, The PE Department organises a race for life event in school for them to take part in where they complete the 5km distance around the school grounds.  Our older pupils and staff then take part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy at Cofton Park.  It is a fantastic event where thousands of girls and women complete a 5km course which also involves getting over many muddy and wet obstacles!  Staff and pupils really enjoy getting their pink shirts on and completing the course in aid of such a good cause- this year we raised over £2000 for the charity.

 As a school we take pride in the fact that if our pupils feel strongly about a particular cause or issue, they are empowered to develop their own ideas and fundraising.

Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl – these year 11 pupils are elected by staff each year for their outstanding contribution to school life. They play a wide ranging leadership role in the school such as speaking at public engagements. 

Links with other educational establishments
Here at Northfield School for Girls we have links with a wide range of other educational establishments from all over South Birmingham and beyond.  We welcomed over 20 feeder Primary schools here in the Summer term to take part in a range of activities such as:  Cooking, art, science, ICT, medieval studies and rainforest animals.  Our Primary taster mornings give Year 5 pupils the chance to experience life at King Edward VI Northfield School for Girls and increase their confidence in moving on to Secondary school.  We also go into a wide range of local primary schools to give talks about starting secondary school and offering taster workshops in dance, science, art and ICT.  Further to this, we also invite primary schools to take part in our annual Dance Production and go out to schools to deliver workshops to enable them to do this.

We have many partners in the local community who come into school to support the learning of our pupils.  We work closely with Transformation trust who support our KS4 careers work and also provide volunteers from Barclays Bank to come and help the girls with their CV’s, applications and interview technique.  Loudmouth regularly visit our school to perform plays and deliver workshops to support our SRE programmes in PSE. 

​Our year 7 pupils also take part in the Birmingham Civic Society’s ‘Next Generation Awards’, creating and performing presentations to a judging panel about an issue they care about. 


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