Use of Funds

Over the last 5 years, between £ 5000 – 8000 per year has been donated to the school by the Friends – to buy those “extras” that are over and above what the school budget can provide.

The Treasurers Report for 2015/16 was presented by our Treasurer, Mark Scard, at the AGM in September 2016, to explain about our costs, takings and profit over the previous academic year. Please go to the “Newsletters and downloads” page to see the report. At this meeting, we agreed to donate £ 7000 to College House Primary School to spend in 2016/17. The money will be spent on :

  • Developing a new nature garden (as the old one was lost to the new building works)
  • Refurbishing the library environment
  • the DARE course for Year 6 pupils (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • continuing to subsidise educational trips, visits and performances

 

In September 2015, we donated £ 8000 to school, which was spent on :

  • Upgrading the projection wall in the hall
  • DARE course for Year 6 pupils
  • Subsidising educational trips and visits for pupils (eg to Beaumanor Hall)
  • Performances in school eg. Hobgoblin theatre pantomine

For more detail, please see the spreadsheet showing expenditure plans as at July 2016 :

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We were very pleased to receive these Thank You letters at the Sept 16 AGM :

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Treasurers Report 2014-15

The 2014/15 funding was used to buy 30 new i-pads for the children to use in ICT classes and also to buy 5 more computers available in the ICT suite, so that more children can have their own PC rather than having to work in pairs. Also more toys and games for Togo Club.

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2013-14 Treasurer’s Report

In February 2013, we gave the school a massive donation of £ 7,500 as a result of the previous year’s work, and in September 2013 we were able to donate a further £ 4,000 at the Annual General Meeting. The main use of the donation in February 2013 was to fund the new audio-visual and sound equipment for the school hall. This has made a huge difference to the quality of the sound and information that can be projected to a large audience in that space.

Every year, the Friends funding has either fully funded or contributed funding towards the “Drug Abuse Resistance Education” (DARE) programme for Year 6 pupils. “It was a great experience, I learnt a lot! There were some really interesting videos and powerpoints and I know what to avoid now” said one pupil who completed the D.A.R.E programme in year 6.

Other purchases made possible by Friends funding were :

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2012 more playground fun

2012 – new playground fun

The Willow Circle

The willow circle in the playing field

 

School_GardeningPlanting boxes for school gardening projects, and picnic tables for summer days

These are used by the teacher to project work by the children up onto the whiteboardThese are used by the teacher to project work by the children up onto the whiteboard

School_Library refurbishment

Library refurbishment and new books

2013 training kitchenNew fridge for the Teaching Kitchen

 

 

 

 

Other purchases have been funky stationary for classrooms, reward prizes, digital cameras, gym equipment, all weather trim track, musical instruments, the shelter in the playground, new hall curtains and a washing machine.

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