St Marylebone is a state-funded school. Over the last few years, state-funding has reduced considerably: a number of government grants do not exist any more, per pupil funding has reduced by over £100 per pupil annually, greater levels of need are required to qualify for funding for Special Educational Needs and Free School Meals, sixth-form funding has reduced and a number of sources of protection for funding have dwindled away. Meantime, costs have risen significantly, including National Insurance and pension contributions, energy prices, ICT, premises maintenance … and all the inflated costs of inner London life. This makes it very difficult indeed to provide for our young people all that they deserve in their education.
Previously, donations to the School were a nice-to-have gift; we now depend on them. If you would like to contribute, it will be very much appreciated. We realise not everyone is in a position to give and no-one should feel obliged or suffer hardship as a result of this ask.
There are a number of ways you can contribute if you would like to:
Marylebone Loves Music Fundraising Campaign
Funding cuts have led to a drastic decline in arts education at state-funded schools across the country whereas at St Marylebone we are determined that our students’ experience does not suffer. We want music to continue to inspire and influence our growing number of students, however our Music department is overdue refurbishment. The aim of this fundraising campaign is to refit the music teaching rooms and the practice rooms and repair and refresh the equipment and instruments. To do this we need to raise £35,000. Any contribution you are able to make, big or small, will make a difference to the music education of students for years to come.
How to Donate
If you are a parent you can donate via ParentPay by clicking Active Payments Items on the home page, then choose the payment item Marylebone Loves Music. You will find a link to the ParentPay log in page here.
If you would like to make a bank transfer please use the following details:
Account name: St Marylebone School
Sort code: 40-01-06
Account number: 2254 9336
Reference: Marylebone Loves Music
If you require assistance or further information please contact Deborah Loades (Business Development Manager) on 020 7935 4704 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parents’ Voluntary Contribution Fund
This is a way for parents to give money to the School which goes directly to funding school resources. You can give annually by direct debit or make a one-off donation.
The Elizabeth Phillips Wider Opportunities Fund
The social or financial circumstances of some St Marylebone students would prevent them from taking part in the many extra-curricular trips and activities we run. This fund ensures that students do not have to miss out because of such disadvantage. Many students benefit annually from this fund, established by the former Headteacher, Mrs Phillips, on her retirement.
Support PTA fundraising events
Parents and carers are encouraged to join the PTA’s great activities. Read more about the PTA here.
You can also come support our fundraising events, including:
- the Michaelmas Fayre on Saturday 1st December 2018, 11am – 2pm
- the PTA quiz on Friday 15th March 2019, 6.30pm
- the Summer Jazz Fayre on Friday 28th June 2019, 6pm
Click here to find out about our current fundraising project.
Make St Marylebone your nominated charity
You can nominate St Marylebone as your chosen charity when shopping online at no extra cost to you. Register with Easyfundraising, an online platform which enables businesses to give to customers’ chosen charities when they make online purchases. It costs the customer nothing.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Some businesses also have a nominated cause for their charitable activities. The impact of such support in our School is direct, local, tangible and wholly benevolent.
If you or someone you know is looking for a worthy cause for corporate social responsibility, we would love to hear from you. Contact Deborah Loades on email@example.com to develop this idea.
Thank you to all those who have given and continue to give to our School.