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What is the School Fund?

  1. 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, in summer 2016 the School Fund was used to renew and upgrade the school lighting system in the Hall. There was also an overall shortfall in parental contributions for the planned trips, swimming and workshops compared to the cost of the activities and this was met by the School Fund.

 

What is the main focus for 2017?

The school is finally going to have its own library and through fund raising initiatives and using some of the school fund monies, school fund will contribute at least £11,000 towards the library project for the new furniture and bookcases and towards a new librarian software system.

 

What else could the school fund contribute towards?

As school finding tightens further we are also going to become more dependent on the school fund, with extra fundraising initiatives involving parental help, community and local business support.  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.

 

Specific ventures include:

  • Further developing the outside environment to enhance our outdoor classroom experiences
  • Continuing to build on the drama, choir and film making experiences through extra workshops and funding of transport to the Young Voices choir event
  • Maintaining every child’s access to computing – the Year 5 ipads are now over four years old and sadly are not able to run all the latest apps for education. We are looking to replace these with an alternative so that every child continues to have access to ICT in their classroom.

 

How can I make a contribution?

For 2017-18 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:

  1. Parentpay (the preferred option)
  2. Cash/cheque via the school office

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.

If you are able to volunteer your time, please contact the school office or email office@robinhood-junior.org.uk with your availability and watch out for requests for help in the school newsletters.

 

Last updated: October 2017

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