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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to develop this idea.
Thank you to all those who have given and continue to give to our School.