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?
The School Fund exists to improve the facilities of Robin Hood Junior School and to enrich the experiences of the pupils in general. It is impossible to list everything that is supported by the School Fund, but here are a few examples: chromebooks, library furniture, productions, concerts, play equipment, extra specialist equipment, and exciting projects for individuals or groups of pupils.
What is the main focus for this year?
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:
Making it easier for parents and carers to book and pay for school clubs online
Continuing to build on the drama, choir and film making experiences through workshops and funding of transport to the Young Voices choir event
Further developing the outside environment to enhance our outdoor classroom experiences
Maintaining every child’s access to computing
How can I make a contribution?
The contributions are entirely voluntary but we hope that you will make an annual donation so that all children in the school will benefit.
For the Academic Year 2020/2021 we would be hugely grateful if you would make a donation of £10.00 per child per year.
This payment can only be made on ParentPay; this will make the yearly contribution easy to allocate.
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.