The Duchess’s High School Trust is a registered charity, established in 1994 to support children’s education at the Duchess’s Community High School. Since 2020, a new group of trustees have been building the profile and role of the charity - working in partnership with the school to give students a boost through three core objectives:
Removing barriers to learning
Enhancing the learning environment
Enabling new learning opportunities
In the last three years we have raised more than £100,000 to support lunchtime clubs, breakfast Grab n Go, DCHS Pride, cultural experiences, sporting activities, specialist sexual health advice, mental health support, Open Book Project and much more. None of these things would have happened without our charity providing a boost to every student and supporting the challenges of growing up in England’s most rural county.
In this time it has become clear that the charity name is confusing and last year trustees agreed that the charity needed a new identity and a more dynamic look. We have chosen the name ‘BOOST’ because it describes what we want to achieve through the charity and makes it clearer that we are an independent body (not part of DCHS). The charity will be known as ‘BOOST’ from 5th June 2023.