At Putney High School we believe that reaching out to the local community means doing more than just fundraising, volunteering and sharing spaces – it involves sharing a whole mind-set.

We actively engage with the wider community and with local schools to develop the sense of empathy, responsibility and togetherness that allows us to broaden our horizons, improve our environment and learn from one another.

Roehampton Partnership

Putney High is leading a cluster of schools in Roehampton as part of a Wandsworth-wide drive to bring together Independent and State Schools for shared projects and collaboration. Our first project will bring Junior and Senior students from across Wandsworth together to create a collective artwork, to express, communicate and share their experience of the past year, and to consider what community means to them.

Wandsworth Art Project

Over 70 schools will be offered the opportunity to take part. Our students will involved in making the artwork itself, as well as supporting our partner schools with the project. Speaking about the opportunity, Mrs Longstaff has said: 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our young people in Wandsworth to work together and take increased ownership of their community role. The project very much reflects Putney High School’s “It Starts with Me” ethos and expands this to “It Starts with Us”. We’re seeing more and more how our students are actively wanting to find ways that they can make a tangible difference and our involvement in this project provides an opportunity to do just that.”  

A Place to Call Home, is a collective artwork, one which responds deeply to these ideas, and proposes that communal living can be expanded into a societal context: if a family lives in a house, then a community too, is a place where we all live—it’s a home within a home. We will work on a collective architecture, an artwork which is born through many parts, and is built, together, brick by brick. Our ‘home’ when experienced in its entirety, will encapsulate the collective experience and imaginings of children across Wandsworth. No matter their school status or demographic, their voices will be heard and woven into this artwork, representing variety, diversity and the social fabric of our community. They will create a place to call home.’ 


The Horizons project is the third iteration of the rolling two-year project which began in 2016-18 with Cool to be Clever and continued in 2018 with Cool to be Curious (2018 – 2020).

Academic staff at Putney and Roehampton work together to design a different practical or academic project for pupils to complete each term.  It is aimed at ‘gifted and talented’ primary school pupils from Year 5 and follows them through two years of involvement until they reach the end of Year 6 and are beginning the transition to Senior School.

Putney High School’s Year 9 – 10 act as mentors to the younger children over the course of the two years, looking with them at topics from Philosophy, STEM and the Environment to Sports Science, Art and Music.

“The whole programme has given the children a chance to expand their horizons, try something new, work with other children and of course have fun!  Thank you”

West London Schools

"Start It" Entrepreneurship Programme

Putney has teamed up with St Paul’s School to found an entrepreneurship programme designed to equip post-GCSE students from across West London with entrepreneurial skills.

Mixed teams including local schools, Fulham Boys and Christ’s School, Richmond work together with business experts to brainstorm creative ideas, problem-solve, negotiate and learn key skills for the future.

Cool to be Curious

Our Cool to be Curious collaboration with Roehampton University follows on from Cool to be Clever, a two year project aimed at raising the aspirations of local Year 5 pupils.

The project is particularly aimed at gifted and talented pupils who might be the first in their family to consider Higher Education. Putney’s Year 10 act as mentors to the younger children over the course of the project, looking at topics from Philosophy, STEM and the environment to Sports Science and Music.


Our students are willing role models and enjoy ‘giving back’ both within the school and to the wider community. You might start or lead a club or society, coach a school sports team, or become one of our many volunteers at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, or help local primary school children with their reading.



We are proud to be a collaborative, democratic and environmentally aware community. We encourage a sense of social responsibility, do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint and our students campaign for what they believe in.

Eco captains lead the school in raising awareness and setting up volunteering opportunities or action days.

Pupils have a voice and a keen political awareness – campaigning and fundraising for local (and planetary!) initiatives.

House Charities

There are individual House charities, chosen by the girls and which receive money from that House’s fundraising activities. Our house charities for 2022/23 are:

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