14 November 2023
Written By hncp

The Best Things Take Time

As Christmas approaches, we’re looking forward to a well-earned rest… but we’re not going to open our presents until the new year, when the wraps will come off Highgate Newtown Community Partners new centre : a community-led, mixed-use development designed for Camden Council.

Highgate Newtown Community Partners are working with Camden Council to bring a fabulous new centre opening Spring 2024.




Local Resident for 60 years
(Proud to be a Camden Resident)

“We want to make our community better – where everyone has a chance to succeed and nobody gets left behind.”

If you would like to find out more and support our fundraising for this fabulous new centre please email:

11 October 2023
Written By hncp

A Wonderful opportunity for the LA Sainte Union Community


When I was offered the chance to join the Highgate Newtown Community Partnership, I instantly felt we were the perfect school to lead this. We are delighted to offer our pupils and the local community free after-school and holiday education and skills. It is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to local people in a time of hardship and financial crisis for many families. In 1860 the school was created from a desire to offer education to poor local children who could not afford it.

Since then, the school has always had a community outlook. A focus on charity is at the heart of our ethos; after The First World War and the terrible influenza, it was the Sisters from LSU who raised the money to reunite refugees from Belgium with their families. The school hosted members of the RAF and dozens of refugees during The Second World War.
The basement of LSU became a regular air-raid shelter for local people. It is an honour to be able to help our own students and the people who live nearby, offering them a safe and warm space to read, learn, eat and have fun.

What will the highgate newtown Community at LSU do?
Our aim is to empower people through building their skills in a variety of subjects and hobbies. As a school with a strong science technology and mathematics programme, and with an excellent tradition for the performing arts including drama and music, we are ambitious about sharing the talents of our staff and offering employment to local expert staff as well. Some of the subjects include: Business, Maths, english, Drama, Martial Arts and Yoga.
We offer ‘wrap-around’ care for our students, from 7.30am until 7.00pm, with a free breakfast for all. This not only gives parents the chance to do a full day’s work, it means they can feel reassured that their children are supervised and well looked after, with revision classes, tuition, study facilities and many clubs on offer, led by our expert staff.
Our partnership with HNCP will build on this and create opportunities to open up our facilities to the wider community. We are launching our partnership with a bake off event with Channing School on 10th October, and we are busy planning a Christmas lunch for the elderly on 7th December.

What are our long-term goals?
We are excited about creating a new summer camp and further education support, such as Saturday family learning activities, where our facilities can be utilised and families can cook, make and create together.

Do you need to be Catholic to take part?
We help all people grow, no matter what their beliefs are. We offer school places to people of all faiths – or none. At LSU we celebrate different religious festivals, as well as having a multi-faith prayer room that is used every day. It is the values we teach – to care for each other and the earth, to focus on equality and charity, which is at the heart of our ethos.

I look forward to seeing you very soon!
Please email for more information, or visit our website to learn more about our facilities and school

Mrs Sophie Fegan, Headteacher




20 September 2023
Written By hncp

Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel celebrates a new partnership with Highgate Newtown Community Partners

Think you know Hampstead? Think again…

The cost-of-living crisis affects everyone in different ways. Together we’re determined to make Hampstead more inclusive; a place where everyone has a chance to succeed, nobody gets left behind and everybody can participate.

That’s why we are starting two new initiatives:


Every Saturday* 10am – 11am FREE entry (donations welcome!)

Come and make friends with other parents and families! Bring along your kids for freeform play, healthy snacks, music, bubbles, and chat.
*Saturday Club will be closed on 23 Sept, 21 Oct and 11 Nov.


Second Sunday of the month. Food served: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Suggested donation: £2.50

Do you find Sundays are sometimes dull and empty when many services and businesses are closed? Our monthly Community Table welcomes people of all faiths or without faith traditions to our monthly Community Table, offering a low-cost hot meal and good conversation.

For more information about these new activities, please email:

In Hampstead, we are keen to provide services you care about and fill gaps for people facing financial hardship and loneliness. Working with Highgate Newtown Community Partners we’ll combine our networks to develop new ways of making our community better. Come and join in!

With thanks to Camden Council for grant funding and to Channing School for helping to make our new partnership happen. These services are expensive to run and maintain.
We welcome donations to our Social Action Fund:

5 September 2023
Written By hncp

HNCP Summer Camp – A fantastic success for the third year in a row

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s HNCP Summer Camp such a fantastic success for the third year in a row.

The fun and educational summer camp, hosted by Channing School, welcomed around 40 children from eight local primary schools. The children enjoyed a variety of activities, including:

  • Morning workshops led by experienced teachers from Channing Junior School and Brookfield Primary School
  • Dodgeball, rounders, laser tag, drama, and arts and crafts, all provided by Active Day Camps
  • ‘The Olympics’: which showcased the new friendships they had made plus they enjoyed competing with each other to win medals!

One of the highlights was the animation course, led by a teacher from Brookfield Primary School. The children also took part in: ‘money maths’ lessons where they practised life skills such as budgeting to plan a party; and literacy lessons based around a Sci-Fi book which gave them the opportunity to practise their writing skills in exciting and purposeful ways.

Thanks to the Channing catering and facilities teams, attendees enjoyed healthy snacks and lunches and all equipment was provided, so the children just needed to bring themselves and their imaginations!

Jennifer Kung, Channing Director of Partnerships and HE, commented “Camps like these are invaluable in boosting children’s self-esteem, confidence and academic progress, helping them develop a growth mindset and greater self-efficacy. Our Education + partnership with HNCP, Brookfield Primary School and St. Aloysius’ College is a key part of our work in the local community, creating a positive impact for local children and their families. But the photos from this year tell the real story…and we can’t wait to do it all again next year!”

“It helped me step out of my comfort zone” – Emanuella
“I came here with no friends and now I have loads” – Olivia

We are very grateful to John Lyon’s Charity and The Young Camden Foundation for their funding.

19 July 2023
Written By hncp

Partners Services August Break

Our lunch clubs and Stay and Play sessions will be closed for this month.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, we start back September.
Our summer camp is running but all places are fully booked.
Many thanks,
The HNCP Team
6 July 2023
Written By hncp

I am very proud to present this Partnerships booklet which outlines the partnership work we have been involved in this year.

Channing School has a long standing tradition of community service and it is embedded in our Unitarian ethos. Over the past 18 months, with our partnership with HNCP, we have been building strong relationships with our local community and making a positive impact. Together with HNCP, we are working to create a more supportive and inclusive community for everyone.
Our Education + programme, in collaboration with HNCP, St. Aloysius’ College and Brookfield Primary School, involves sustainable, mutually beneficial links with local schools offering academic enrichment and cultural capital for those who would otherwise not have access to it.

Without the support from colleagues as well as our partners, we would not be able to run these clubs/activities. We are grateful to our students whose dedication, interest and enthusiasm has ensured the success of our clubs and wider work in the community.

Ms J Kung
Direct of HE and Partnerships

Download Partnership Booklet

5 July 2023
Written By hncp

Highgate Newtown News letter

I am very excited to bring you an update. Camden Council officers and Highgate Newtown Community Trustees are working extremely hard to provide a world class 5-star facility 
There is a lot we love about our borough. It is vibrant, creative and diverse. People care about each other and the community. We have a rich wealth of culture and heritage, and a strong sense of identity.
Highgate Newtown Community Partners wants to be a place where nobody is left behind. From childhood to old age, we want everyone who lives in Camden to have the opportunity to play a full part in community life.
July Flyer
Summer 2023
5 July 2023
Written By hncp

Highgate Newtown Community Partners Annual Report

Highgate Newtown Community Partners annual report and financial statements for the period ended 31 december 2022.

Download report

29 March 2023
Written By hncp

Channing School Partnership – Comfort Box

Moving into a hostel or temporary housing is a choice no one ever wants to make; the first few days can be especially overwhelming.
We are proud to be working with Highgate Newtown Community Partners (HNCP) to support vulnerable people who find themselves in this position.

The new Comfort Box is packed with essentials that will make those first few days easier to bear. Inside recipients will find a selection of dried goods, tins of soup, beans, tea, coffee and so on to keep them going while they find their feet. We’ve included toiletries too to make their arrival at their new short term accommodation a little more comfortable.

“Our hope is that these boxes will play a part in supporting those who deserve some comfort at a time when they are most in need. We know that helping people feel less alone in those first few days can make a huge difference and we are pleased to stand alongside HNCP in doing what we can to help those who need it most in our community.”
Lindsey Hughes – Headmistress, Channing

Proudly working together for the local community |

22 February 2023
Written By hncp

Community Lunch Club at St Dominic’ s Parish Hall, Haverstock Hil


The Dominican friars at St Dominic’s Priory and the Rosary Shrine welcomes a new partnership with the HNCP to create a range of initiatives that will serve the local community, whether you’re Catholic or not! We begin this March in the season of Lent with a Community Lunch Club. We share the values of providing the best quality ingredients and prices that people can afford: £1.50 for 3 courses.
We welcome all so come join us working as one community
Very Rev Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.,
Prior and Parish Priest
Rector of the Rosary Shrine (London)
St Dominic’s Priory

Starting Date: 2nd March, Thursday (10.30am to 2pm)

St Dominic’s Parish Hall, Haverstock Hill. St Dominic’s Priory, Southampton Road, London NW5 4LB
Please go to the Parish Hall next to Wordsworth Place, and not to the Priory.