|School Fund Contribution 2016/17|
|School News - Other News|
|Written by Website Administrator|
School Fund is an independent fund collected and administered by the school. It exists because state funding is targeted and many rules, regulations and laws determine what it can and cannot be spent on.
The Fund is therefore of vital importance, not only for the smooth running of the school but also for the many little things that make school a nicer place to be. Let me give you a few examples:
Insurance for school trips and outside visits: By law this has to be collected from parents and cannot be paid for out of statutory funding. In the bad old days letters would have been sent out for each trip and money collected and banked. Lots of admin and lots of teacher time spent chasing sums as low as 16p! Some trips such as evening sports fixtures were not covered. Now we make a one off payment from this fund and it covers all pupils for any trip.
A nicer place to be: Imagine a school without flowers or pictures in the foyer and chapel; a place that cannot offer rewards and support to pupils or give hospitality to parents and visiting pupils; a school that has few sporting fixtures etc.
This year’s sum (per year per family) is £20. A general exemption applies to parents who contribute to the Trust Fund via regular gift aid donations. Do not hesitate to contact us on 01562 883193 if you would like to know more about giving regular donations under the gift aid scheme.
Please complete the slip below and return it to the school reception (in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of (Mrs D McBride) by the end of November. Online payments or cheques made payable to St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi Academy or SNOCMAC for short are preferred.
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and support.
Please see attached letter for required slip