GOVERNORS BUILDING FUND
St. Jude’s Catholic Primary School
Headteacher: Sarah Wall B. Ed. (Hons)
Chairman of Governors: Paul Docherty OBE
Clerk to Governors: Mary Defty
Building Fund email address
Autumn Term 2016
I need to introduce you to the Governors’ Building Fund. St Jude’s School is a Voluntary Aided School which means that when major building work or refurbishment needs to take place, the Local Education Authority only provide funding for 90% of the cost of that work. The remaining 10% is the governors’ responsibility; we meet this responsibility by contributing to the Diocesan Schools Building Fund. All the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Portsmouth contribute to this fund, based on the number of children in their school. All the parishes in the Diocese then match-fund the schools’ contribution which means that whenever we need work done, we have access to funds to do it.
Over the twelve years that the Fund has been in existence, St Jude’s has benefitted from :
The amount we have spent over the twelve years is in the region of £750,000 and after the 90% contribution by the LEA, St Jude’s had to find 10% (i.e. £75,000). The school was able to make a request for this money from the Diocesan Fund after providing the usual competitive tenders. All were successful and enabled the projects to take place. The parents’ contribution during those eleven years has amounted to £40,000, so without the benefit of investment into the Building Fund St Jude’s School would not have been able to complete as many projects as it has which of course, directly affects the quality of your child’s education.
Building and maintenance is an ongoing factor in the life of a School and to meet our obligations we ask all parents to contribute to the Governors’ Building Fund. At the moment, this contribution is set at £36 per child per year although a smaller amount would be gratefully received if you are unable to meet the full contribution. The payment can be made monthly, termly or annually by standing order or cheque. If you are a UK taxpayer and your contribution is “Gift Aided” the School will receive an additional £9 from the government each year.
We would be grateful if you are able to contribute to the Governors’ Building Fund. If you decide to make your payments by standing order; please complete the annual, termly or monthly form which you can download from the list below. If you have access to internet banking you may make a direct payment into the Building Fund.
The bank details are :
CAF Bank Ltd
Sort code 40-52-40
Account Number 00083345
If you are using this method please will you confirm the payment details to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can account correctly for your payment.
If you wish to “Gift Aid” your donation please complete the form from the list below.
With all good wishes
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