Our fundraising campaign got off to a fantastic start at the beginning of April, when our community came together for the fun run to raise almost £11,000 towards Phase 2 of the toilet refurbishments!
Now, we're rallying the troops again to help us meet the fundraising target of £25,000 before the end of the summer term. Alongside these donations, the school will also invest to get Phase 2 off the ground.
All our community needs to do is purchase* a virtual item of toilet kit and tell a friend to do the same, and we'll reach the target in no time! We've set varying amounts to suit every household budget, so we hope everyone will be able to get involved. If each of our families donated just £20 to this part of the campaign we'd hit the target and be able to press GO on Phase 2 as early as autumn this year!
And if some families were able to stretch closer to £100 each, we'd not even have to dip into our school funding and could instead use this money to enrich the curriculum for our students!
In September 2018 we celebrated a successful fundraising campaign to replace our aging astro turf.
The astro didn't always look so remarkable...
It wasn't easy, but by undertaking a range of activities and initiatives and coming together as a community we raised the funds and achieved the grant!
A combination of our virtual pitch purchase scheme - Your Patch of Pitch -, our 50th Anniversary Golden Ball, the Festive Fair, student supermarket bag packing, House t-shirts and flags, Burns Night Supper, the newly returned Fun Run, student stalls at Sports Day, our prefect run Y7/8 Summer disco, our Summer Garden Festival and of course our annual Sports & Dance dinner saw us raise more than £60,000!
That total has added to a grant we successfully won, along with school reserves grown from the generous donations of those families who commit to the Academic Development Fund on a monthly basis, to enable us to go ahead with the project and change the sporting futures of our students for many years to come!
Inspiring Sciences 2016-17
When our community comes together, we achieve remarkable things. Our University-grade Science laboratories wouldn’t have been built without the commitment of parents, staff, students and local businesses, who all supported our Inspiring Sciences Periodic Table campaign.
We created three labs, each offering the latest equipment and facilities for the advanced study of biology, physics and chemistry, with a dedicated A-Level lab sponsored by emotive. The Headteacher and Science team designed the largest lab with curved stations facing in to a central teaching area, to allow for contemporary, interactive learning, as well as glass boards and breakout areas for focused student forums.