Wallace Fields Junior School works closely and in cooperation with the local community. There is a residents liaison committee that meets with the head teacher every term to discuss local issues and to work collaboratively with those in the local area. This ensures an active link with our community and encourages collaboration. We place posters for local events and clubs on our community noticeboard outside the main gate and in our weekly bulletin to parents. To get involved with the school or to raise issues regarding the school, please contact the school directly.
At Harvest Festival we invite in a special guest from Age Concern Epsom to enjoy our assembly and receive our harvest donations (see the photo above). This year, due to Covid, Wallace Fields Junior school are encouraging parents to donate to our local Food Bank. We also took part in an Age Concern project and asked all our children to make a heart and write a message to cheer up their clients. This will go in the Christmas stockings that Age Concern are going to be sending out to some of our most vulnerable clients.
Wallace Fields Juniors is already committed to supporting several charities every year including;
- Save the Children
- Macmillan Cancer Relief
- The Rainforest Land Trust (Saving the rainforests)
- Jeans for Genes
- The Epsom Hospital Equipment Fund
- Red Nose Appeal and Comic/Sport Relief,
- The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal,
- Age Concern UK and others which may apply to our pupils with each intake such as Scope and Cerebral Palsy UK
The residents’ liaison committee has a representative for each of the local roads and we discuss the latest issues such as parking, road markings, and housing development. We also discuss ideas that might benefit or indeed threaten the school or local area.
Wallace Fields Junior School works in partnership with local residents and we have a mutually beneficial relationship. Some of our residents have come in to talk to classes, work with groups on projects such as tree planting and building bat and owl boxes. In return, we have held residents’ flower selling events and we open our doors to all residents to our yearly calendar events such as our popular fairs. If you are new to the area then I would be happy to show you round the school and give you an insight into life inside our school. If you have an idea to benefit the school or can give some of your own time, we are always grateful to hear from you.
Dates for local residents
Useful links for local community organisations
Age Concern Epsom https://ageconcernepsom.org.uk/
Epsom & Ewell Food Bank https://epsomewell.foodbank.org.uk/
3rd Epsom Scouts http://www.3rdepsom.org.uk/
Epsom & Ewell History Explorer https://eehe.org.uk/