Governors' Fund Appeal
In recent years, the Governors and the PTA worked together to build a fantastic new playground at the Infants and the Fund has also paid for the refurbishment of toilets at the Infant and Junior sites. It supported the school in purchasing Chromebooks for all junior school children which was invaluable during lockdown.
We are very fortunate to have a large playing field and the Governors have already funded the completion of the foundations of the changing pavilion on the field. It is our ambition to raise sufficient funding to complete development of the pavilion and to bring the playing field into more regular use by all age groups and the local community. This is a significant financial commitment for which we will be reliant on external support.
The Governors Fund contributes directly to the enhancement of our learning environments. Contributions are voluntary, but we ask that all parents and carers who can to consider setting up a regular donation to the Governors' Fund.
Every year the governors have an Appeal to parents to supplement the money which is generously given by the churches of Christ Church and St John's. We ask every parent to contribute at least £50 per child, but we understand not everyone can manage this and some may be willing to offer more. Please give what you can. A monthly direct debit may be the easiest way to help your school. We do have to keep a surplus in the fund as we never know when urgent unforeseen work may be necessary.
For every £1 you donate, we can claim a further 25p from HMRC (the UK tax authority) if you 'Gift Aid' your donation. For a donation of £50 this means a further £12.50 for the School. Almost everyone who pays UK tax can 'Gift Aid' their donation and can do so by filling our the 'Gift Aid Declaration' at the bottom of the Governors Fund form.