Fundraising Working Group
Since our Fundraising Working Group launched the Academic Development Fund and numerous other innovative fundraising initiatives in September 2013, a fantastic £274,000 has been raised for our school.
This money has made a huge difference to our school. It has given the school the financial foundations to convert to academy status, enabled the broad academic curriculum to be maintained, supported further improvements in our exam results and league table rankings and allowed the school to continue to offer a vast array of extra-curricular opportunities. A heart-felt thank-you to everyone who has contributed.
The Association of School and College Leaders state that schools in the most poorly funded areas of England will each receive about £1.9 million less than those in the best-funded areas over the next 12 months – the equivalent of the cost of 40 teachers per school. ASCL deputy general secretary Malcolm Trobe said: “School funding is a postcode lottery. In many areas, schools receive inadequate funding because of a historic grant system that does not work...It means that many schools must struggle with resources which are simply not sufficient for the job they are expected to do. It is not fair on them, and it is not fair on students and their families." Beaconsfield High School continues to be a victim of the education funding postcode lottery but we can't let that jeopardise the education of our students.
Our aim, going forward, is to build up a fund to support our school and ensure that the extras, which make it outstanding, are still available to our girls. We are unusual and fortunate among secondary schools to have, for example, Sue Harris, a chartered librarian, championing literacy in the LRC. We have multiple local and national success stories in the sporting and dance arenas, wonderful drama productions, art and design work and concerts and our girls achieve magnificent academic results in a range of subjects not on offer at some other senior schools. We want to maintain all of this extra value and opportunity for our girls and build upon it.
The Fundraising Working Group is a group of volunteer parents, governors and staff who are working hard to generate money to support Beaconsfield High School. The group regularly informs parents by newsletter about how various initiatives are progressing. These newsletters are available to read below.
We would love all families to contribute to and be part of the success of our school. Our goal is for 100% of our families to support our school at a level to suit their means. Please support the school and your daughters.
For further information and background on the Academic Development Fund, please refer to the FAQs, Chair of Governors presentation, Presentation to Dominic Grieve MP and Communication Evening Paper. Please also see the separate tabs with details of other fundraising schemes Easyfundraising, goHenry, the Supermarket Voucher Scheme and The Grand Scheme.
To support the school, please use the Standing Order Form and complete the gift aid section (if relevant).