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Brain Tumour Research

We support the annual Wear A Hat fundraising day for Brain Tumour research. 

Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer... yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Brain Tumour Research is determined to change this.

They are building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the government and other cancer charities to invest more nationally.




Our support for this charity is in remembrance of our pupil Ben Williams who lost his fight with a brain tumour on 17th May 2019 aged 6. 


Everyone in school knew Ben.  Everyone knew his smile, his courage, his determination.  Everyone was proud of him.  When we all saw him on the TV at Wembley, telling anyone we were with – “That’s our Ben!”. He loved coming to school and seeing his friends.  His friends loved to see him. They all has such fun together, getting into mischief, laughing uncontrollably when someone ‘trumped’ on the carpet, being outside, climbing trees, creating their own PJ Masks world full of adventures.  Ben would always find the biggest box to create an impressive junk model that absolutely HAD to go home. (Much to his Mum’s delight!)  He loved learning new things he even tried his hand at hairdressing….just before photo day.  He loved his school dinners, we loved his joy when guessing what it might be for lunch, but we know he especially loved the Wednesday roast!   Ben raised our spirits when he sat smiling up at us in choral worship.  He might not have been able to fully join in at times but he enjoyed being part of it and listening and wiggling in the line.  Even when he struggled to talk he’d still be able to let you know what he wanted or how he was feeling.  He gave the tightest of hugs.  He’d slip his hand firmly into yours to tell you it was time to go, when he’d had enough of you talking to his mum and he wanted to go and join his friends. We forgave his hurry, when running down the corridor to make sure he could cram as many minutes of fun in school as he could.   We got to know his footsteps and would hold back the “WALK” shouted out of our doorways.  Ben, run down every corridor in Heaven and know that we remember and cherish your footsteps in our classrooms, on our field, in our hall, in our playground and most of all in our hearts.  You were our real-life superhero!