We are grateful for the generosity of successive generations of parents who have contributed to maintaining our beautiful school buildings and other resources over the years, this continued investment really helps our school and we couldn't develop without it.
The requested voluntary contributions have been kept at a comparably low rate by the Governing Body for 2018/2019.
£72 per child per year
£12 per half term
£7.20 per month over 10 months
Some parents cannot afford this and offer less whilst others often contribute even more. We are always grateful for all contributions parents are able to afford.
Maintenance fund contributions help us to accommodate increased costs, budgetary pressures and our ambitions to deliver outstanding educational facilities for all our pupils. Recent school investments include: a wireless internet system, a new nursery, new buildings on the Broadway Site, stage facilities on the Broadway Site, purchase of the land at the back of the Grove Site, new playground surfaces on the Grove Site, brand new kitchens and equipment to enable in-house catering.
All church schools are required to manage their own maintenance fund
An annual contribution is made by parents for each child at the school
It ensures we create and maintain the best school infrastructure possible – for our pupils today and for those of successive generations
The fund is used by the Governing Body to cover external and internal refurbishment and maintenance work to the school which can include: building developments (we own and manage our own land and buildings - we are not a local authority school), refurbishments, contributions to any capital expenditure over £2000, insurance and security, discretionary items such as pupil hardship, facilities, staff retention, or enrichment activities - especially for vulnerable pupils
Is it a New Thing?
No, all church schools have had to operate maintenance funds for decades and there are parts of our school which have been beautifully built or extended by successive generations of parental contributions. For example, the classrooms in the year 3 tower of the Broadway, and the rebuilding work at the Grove Site ten years ago.
Why Do We Need It?
Unlike Local Authority controlled schools, all Church of England schools, are required to contribute 10% towards the cost of any refurbishment or building works over £2000
It is an essential fund which the governors use to support the leadership of the school in realizing their vision for educational excellence