Annual Governors' Appeal
5th December 2017
Dear Parents / Carers
2017/18 Annual Governors’ Appeal
Funding for schools is rarely out of the news these days, I’m sure you have all have read about the very real problems schools are facing to adequately fund themselves amid the uncertainty. Our school is no exception.
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. The funding generated allows us to be in a scheme with Southwark Diocese whereby they will pay for 90% of any repairs and maintenance work required at the school. In effect for every £50 we receive we ‘gain’ £500 worth of maintenance funding.
This is wholly voluntary but we suggest, if you are willing, an annual contribution of £50 per child. It would be wonderful if you felt able to give more, but any support you can give would be greatly appreciated and will help us keep the school out of a position of financial deficit.
Any surplus funds raised by the appeal will be ring-fenced for use exclusively on projects that enhance the children’s school life. We are unable to use this fund for staffing and related resource.
Donating is simple
- By standing order-simply complete the form on the letter 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.
Chair of Finance Committee