Community and Charity work form an important part of extra curricular activities within Palmers Green High School. Two Year 11 students are elected annually as Charity Prefects to liaise between tutor groups and the Head of CEG to co-ordinate the school’s fundraising activities.
The whole school participates in non-uniform days to raise money for charities such as Jeans for Genes, Comic Relief and Sport Relief. Each year every tutor group in the Senior School chooses a charity they would like to support. The Lower School organise events such as ‘spellathons’ and ‘readathons’ in order to support the charity NSPCC. Students raise awareness of the charity in a school assembly and organise a fundraising event. Events have included discos, talent competitions, Christmas and Summer Fairs, cake sales and sleepovers. Charities supported have included Teenage Cancer Trust, The Nightingale Hospice, London’s Air Ambulance, Hope HIV, and Seeds For Africa.
Students bring in food for Harvest Festival, which is distributed to those most in need. In 2009 the food was distributed to the Homeless in London.
The school also has an Amnesty International group which raises awareness of human rights issues through fund raising events.