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School Improvement Fund

What is this fund? 

Schools across the country are grappling with significant financial difficulties, posing a considerable challenge to the education system. These challenges stem from various factors, including inadequate government funding, increasing operational costs and a need to improve facilities and resources.

One of the primary issues faced by schools is the shortfall in government funding. Despite rising costs and inflation, education budgets have sadly not kept pace with the needs of schools. This has resulted in budget constraints that force schools to make difficult decisions regarding staffing and resources. At St Mary’s we continue to offer excellent teaching and support staff and I hope you agree our school is a very special place.

In response to these financial difficulties, we explore alternative sources of funding, such as fundraising efforts (alongside the PTA), seeking grants and implementing cost-saving measures. 



We are asking for your support in making a regular monthly voluntary contribution based on what you can afford.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about how your financial support is used within the school, please do not hesitate to contact the Trustees via our school email and a member of the Trustees will contact you directly.

Thank you so much in advance for your support, no matter how much this may be. Together our partnership enhances the learning of all our children and we are truly grateful you have chosen to be on this journey with us to make St Mary's the school of choice.