The Study has been an integral feature of the Wimbledon community since it was founded in 1893, and the school enjoys being involved and taking part in many events and initiatives that add to the richness of our girls’ experience beyond the school gates, and help them to feel a part of their local wider community.
The girls enjoy visits from the local Fire Department, from the police, road safety officials and even meet the Wimbledon Common rangers on specially planned walks through the Common.
The girls appreciate the best of our rich and varied local cultural life with trips to The Polka Theatre, the New Wimbledon Theatre and the Buddhapadipa Temple, perform music and dance medleys at the annual Wimbledon Village fair each summer, and The Study’s choirs can be heard carolling in Wimbledon Village on special Christmas shopping days.
The Study has close links to the Wimbledon Alms Houses and supports The Wimbledon Guild each autumn through Harvest Festival, and through its involvement at Merton Live!, a showcase for the performing arts held each year at The New Wimbledon Theatre.
Other local initiatives include taking part in the annual prestigious Young Writers’ Competition run by Wimbledon Bookfest, along with going to and inviting in local schools for author events, and working with the AELTC on various trips and projects. The Study supports Merton Council’s Walk to School initiative and promotes environmental responsibility through the school travel plan provisions.
All this and more underscores the ways in which The Study values being a part of such a vibrant community and the girls learn the importance of citizenship.