As St Peter’s is a ‘Voluntary Aided’ school, we are required to look after the school buildings ourselves. We receive a small government grant to help and we are expected to raise additional funds by voluntary donations. We are always reluctant to use the school budget for premises projects, and try to preserve these funds as much as we can for the education of your children.
We therefore ask parents to support the school with an annual donation into our Maintenance Fund. The Fund is used to support projects that maintain and improve the school buildings.
Last year, your donations went towards improving the teaching environment with the installation of comfort cooling/heating units in some classrooms. We were successful with our application for a ‘Green’ grant of £10,000 but needed to contribute an additional £16,000 to the project. Your contributions helped with this. We were so grateful to have these units in place last summer!
For 2022-23, we are planning a lighting improvement project. Like you, we are concerned about rising energy costs and with our impact on the planet. We would like to replace our lighting with modern, energy efficient lighting and incorporate improvements to our external lighting so that we can make better use of our grounds during the winter months.
We have added a payment link for this amount to your ParentPay accounts. Please use this link to make your donation. You can change the amount to pay more if you can afford it, or if you have other family members who are also willing to contribute. Alternatively, please change the amount to pay less, for example if you have more than one child at the school and you will struggle to afford multiple contributions. All we ask is that you please pay something per child if you possibly can – it all helps!
All of us at St Peters want to thank you in advance for your contributions – it really does make a difference.
John Kitchen, Chair of Governors