Thames Ditton Infant School have set up a Donations Fund (“The Fund”) to which the school are asking parents to voluntarily donate to. Below is some information about the fund addressing
- Why The Fund was initially established
- Why we are asking parents to contribute
- What benefits The Fund will provide for the Children and the School.
Why was The Fund established
As with every other state school, our budget from Surrey Local Authority has remained flat for a number of years but school costs have been rising. It has been known for some time that the school budget would become increasingly tight and they have been managing to control this to date. However, as costs continue to rise, the school is now in a position where this is not enough. The Fund will directly help the children and will be spent where it is needed most (for example resources, additional teaching support, equipment etc.)
Why are the school asking parents to contribute
Contributing to this Fund is voluntary
Many families already generously contribute to the school though supporting the ‘Friends of Thames Ditton Infants School’ initiatives. This is an invaluable source of funding for the school and has resulted in some fantastic additional resources for pupils. However, this funding can fluctuate year to year and so is used for enrichment projects or one off equipment purchases and is not suitable for ongoing costs such as support staff provision. Therefore, regular donations through The Fund mean that the school knows how much money they will receive every month, which helps them to plan how resources are used effectively and commit to staff and materials for the year ahead.
What this provides for the school
Any money from The Fund will be spent where it is most needed. If you choose to donate every month, then any amount large or small will make a difference.
If you would like to donate, please fill in and return one of the forms below to the school office.
The governors have also provided an FAQs for Parents re Donations Fund (July 2017), however, if you have any further questions please contact the governors on email at info@thames-ditton-Infant.surrey.sch.uk