Here's how we've helped
In 2018 the 1853 Society has agreed to fund:
- Another competition standard trampoline
- Developments to the Junior School outdoor play area
- A biology course for years 9 -13
- A new vinyl laser cutter for the Senior School's Design & Technology Dept
Here's how we've helped in previous years:
- We contributed £100,000 towards the building of a new Pavilion on North Pitch
- The 1853 Society has made a significant contribution towards the Junior School Adventure Playground
- Contribution to new blackout curtains in the Auditorium
- Purchase of artwork for the Chapel
- Contribution to the Year 6 Production
- Concert music stands
- Golf equipment for new golf range
- New Hymnals and offertory for the Chapel
- Cameras and equipment for the Media Department
- Tournament quality trampoline
Here's how we decide how your subscriptions/ donations are spent in support of the school.
For every request for funding that is presented to the Parents' Association, the Committee will ask:
- Does the proposal/request advance the education of the pupils?
- Does it benefit the few or the majority? The preference is for the majority.
- Is it an extra (jam in the cake), that is beneficial to have, but not a necessity as necessities should be provided by the school?
- Has the department already benefited from Parents' Association Funding? If so, should another bid be considered first?
- Is the request for funding something the Parents' Association traditionally funds or makes a contributes to? (An example of this would be the Year 6 Production)
Each request for funding is considered individually on it's own merits, but consideration is given to the above criteria in order to help the Parents' Association Trustees/members reach fair and transparent decisions and to ensure Parents' Association monies are spent appropriately, in the spirit of the original donation.