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Youngsters from the Christ the King campus in Chislehurst Road joined pupils from the school's two other sites in supporting their local communities.

They all gave the hours as part of an Acts of Charity day.


Some of the activities included helping to feed the homeless at Brixton soup kitchen, taking part in the Pay it Forward initiative, and helping to support the homeless at Second Shot Coffee in Bethnal Green.

They also provided assistance at food banks in Greenwich, Eltham and Lewisham and visited a care home in Deptford.

Students also worked in The Charity Shop in Sidcup which raises funds for the Canterbury Oast Trust, supporting people with learning disabilities in education and work.

Although the initiative is called Acts of Charity, it is not only about charity work.

Christ the King students also get involved in community work. They have taken part in litter collections in local parks, worked in care homes and primary schools and got involved in recruiting new shops to join Lewisham's water bottle refilling scheme, which allows people to refill plastic water bottles on their premises to reduce plastic waste.


Co-Collegiate principal Rob McAuliffe said: "At Christ the King we aim for all of our students to develop into young people that will go on to make a positive contribution to society, and the charity and community work is an important part of this.

"Helping the local community helps our students to make a positive contribution to the area they live and study in."

The school said those students who take part in community initiatives find it really rewarding, as well as helping to build confidence, team work, and leadership skills, which they will use to help them as they progress to university or employment.

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Collegiate Principal Dr Jane Overbury OBE is a respected commentator on the education of 16-18s and the Further Education sector in general.

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FE Week

A profile of Dr Overbury


The Tablet

Dr Overbury comments on funding cuts to the FE sector

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Dr Overbury says the hidden costs of education are a barrier to learning.

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Times Educational Supplement

Dr Overbury explains how the College is able to fund a generous package of free resources for its students.

Spectator Schools

Dr Overbury and Dr S. Sing discuss the launch of Christ the King's excellent LSEF project, a collaborative venture which brings independent and state schools together to share good educational practice.


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Educational blogger and College Principal Eddie Playfair

Eddie Playfair, Principal of Newham Sixth Form College and prominent educational commentator, praises Christ the King SFC for developing innovative and transferable approaches to learning through the LSEF project. In his blog, he describes Christ the King as a "great example of a Sixth Form College which has played a positive and leading role in post-16 developments."  Read the full blog here.

Our outstanding examination results, our students, and our activities also attract media coverage.

The Voice

A lovely profile of Sarah Oluwapelumi Babs-Apata, now studying Civil Engineering with Architecture at Leeds University after achieving a triple-starred distinction in her engineering BTEC.


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One of our enterprising students argues that university isn’t necessarily the right option for everyone.

Some lovely pictures of our students collecting and celebrating their results from the College.

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Our outstanding 2015 examination results and a great picture of our delighted students.


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The US Ambassador to the UK visited the College for a discussion with students was reported in local media.

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Two feature case-studies on the BTEC Diploma at Christ the King. One of our exceptional BTEC Engineering students joins the Head of Engineering, Mr P. Ryan, to discuss the many opportunities, benefits and progression routes of BTEC study. 

To arrange an interview with Dr Overbury, and for student case studies, email or phone 07739 364899.