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:
Science Refurb Campaign
St Marylebone has been busy fundraising in recent years. In 2019 we successfully completed the ‘Marylebone Loves Music’ campaign to refurbish our music department and in 2020 we also successfully completed the ‘Theatre for the Future’ campaign to refurbish our much-loved theatre. This year we are launching a campaign to refurbish the six science laboratories at our main site in Marylebone High Street. It is an ambitious campaign, but one we consider vital to support our pursuit of all-round excellence. We have an incredible Science department but the facilities are out-dated. We want to provide state of the art facilities to help nurture and inspire the next generation of young scientists that go through St Marylebone. If you would like to contribute to this campaign, please see the instructions below. It doesn’t matter how big or small the donation, it will all make a difference and be much appreciated.
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 Science Refurb Campaign. 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: Science Refurb Campaign
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:
- Michaelmas Fair: Saturday 7th December 2019, 12 – 3 pm
- PTA Quiz night: Friday 13th March 2019, 6 pm
- Music Summer Fair: Friday 26th June, 6 – 8:30 pm
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.