What is the School Fund?
Robin Hood Junior School Fund is used to advance and enhance the education provided by the school. It provides additional resources, materials and equipment and finances extra-curricular activities which cannot be completely financed from public funds allocated to the school.
Income to the fund is obtained from fund raising and voluntary contributions and donations. We also use the fund to collect donations for external charities that are then passed on to the charities. Any money remaining in the fund is kept in the fund for projects that will directly benefit all pupils.
What does school fund pay for?
Along with other school enriching purchases, the School Fund was used to purchase our wonderful library furniture and bookshelves in Summer 2017 along with the Junior Librarian Reading Cloud system. At the end of Summer 2018, £8,000 was used to part fund the replacement of the old Year 5 old ipads with new flip touchscreen Chromebooks. In the previous year, School Fund met the cost of improving the stage lighting.
What is the main focus for 2018?
As school funding tightens further we are going to become more dependent on the school fund, with extra fundraising initiatives involving parental help, community and local business support and grants. The children, staff and governors at our school are continually looking at ways to develop and improve the school and we have a rolling programme of projects to continue the development of our school and enhance learning even further.
The School Fund itself is now much reduced from its previous level and through fund raising initiatives and parental donations we intend to use it to support the education provided by the school.
Specific ventures include:
How can I make a contribution?
For 2018-19 we are suggesting a donation of £10 per child although this is a voluntary contribution and the amount given is up to the individual parent/carer. There are two ways for you to voluntarily contribute to our school fund:
Of course, families are free to donate a larger amount if they wish to. Anyone who is unable to make the suggested level of donation is encouraged to make a smaller contribution.
Please note that the names of contributing families and the amounts of individual contributions are kept completely confidential and be assured that whether a parent contributes or not will in no way affect the way any child is treated at our school. The choice is yours, but with your help we can continue to provide an even richer education for every child.
How else can I help?
In addition to financial support, we welcome parents, relatives and carers who are able to donate their time to help. The school relies upon the wider school community to help with weekly swimming trips, school trips and supporting the school to expand the range of school fund raising events beyond the now established Gift Day and Leavers events. We would also welcome any volunteers to help in the Library at lunchtimes.
If you are able to volunteer your time, please contact the school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and watch out for requests for help in the school newsletters.
Last updated: September 2018