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School Fund

Our school fund is used to finance activities that are not generally supported by funding from the Local Authority. Income to the fund is obtained from fund raising and voluntary contributions. The purpose of the school fund is to provide additional materials and opportunities to enhance the learning experiences of children.

The realities of school funding:

Each year we identify essentials that the school can afford to provide from the main school budget and other funds direct from government sources.  Unfortunately we have seen a reduction in funding over the last few years and we do not have the resources to pay for many of the additional resources and experiences we have been able to provide in the past.  The reduction in funding is likely to continue and contributions to school fund will become even more crucial to the on-going improvement of the school.

How can I make a contribution?

There are a number of ways you can voluntarily contribute to our school fund:

  • ParentMail – we suggest a donation of £30 (£10 per term) per child, although the amount given is up to the individual.

  • Monthly Standing Order - we suggest £5 (per month, although the amount given is up to the
    individual.

  • Cash/cheque

Of course, families are free to donate a larger amount if circumstances allow.  Anyone who is unable to make the suggested level of donation is welcome to make a smaller contribution and/or perhaps give their time to help in school or at PTA fund-raising events - our PTA works hard to fundraise for specific projects.

The School Trust Fund is a registered charity and we are therefore able to claim Gift Aid back from the Inland Revenue on eligible donations: if you are a tax payer and complete a Gift Aid declaration, every pound donated by you is worth £1.25 to the school, making your donation go even further!

The names of contributing families and the amounts of individual contributions are kept completely confidential.  Whether a parent contributes or not will in no way affect the way any child is treated at school. 

Many thanks for your support, by making a contribution you can make a real difference to our school.  You can also show your support by getting involved in PTA fundraising events and activities and by letting us know if you have contacts or experience relevant to any of the projects mentioned above. Please contact the school office if you or someone you know may be able to help by calling 0208 542 6936 or emailing info@hillcross.merton.sch.uk