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The Queen's C of E
Primary School

Annual Governors' Appeal


         Dear Parents and Carers,                                                                                                 4th February 2016

                                                            2015/16 Annual Governors’ Appeal

This is an exciting time at Queen’s as we watch the new school rising rapidly behind the current building, but it is still important that we are able to pay for essential maintenance to the old school in order that it can safely see us through to our move later this year.

As a Voluntary Aided Church School, we do not receive any direct government funding for the maintenance or improvement of our building and grounds. Our Local Authority funding is solely dedicated to staffing costs and other resources, which directly benefits the education of the children.

Therefore, each academic year we ask parents to consider making a voluntary donation to our Maintenance Fund through the Governors’ Annual Appeal. This is wholly voluntary but we suggest, if you are willing, an annual contribution of £35 per child. It would be wonderful if you felt able to give more, but any support you can give would be greatly appreciated. This fund is used by the Governors to pay contributions towards building maintenance and projects. For each £1 parents contribute, the Southwark Diocese adds £9.

Our responsibilities for the premises will not cease when we move into the new school so the need for the Maintenance Fund will continue, however any surplus funds raised by the Appeal will be ring fenced for our exciting playground project that will creatively enhance the children’s brand new play space.

Donating is simple


  • By standing order-simply complete the form on the letter attached below and return to the school office
  • A cheque made payable to the Queen’s School Governors, which you can drop into the school office, attached to the form on the letter attached below
  • A donation using Parent Mail + Pay

Select the amount you wish to donate and remember to tick the gift aid box if you are a UK Taxpayer to help make your giving go further.


We thank you in advance for your help with this responsibility.


Yours sincerely

Gail Hiscock

Ex Officio Governor and Treasurer to the Board of Governors