A school fund is maintained by voluntary contributions from the parents/carers of students. Its purpose is to provide an additional source of funding for the provision of facilities and educational resources for the benefit of students. We use our School Fund to support so many activities in and out of school that have now become essential to school life.
School funds provides resources and opportunities that enhance the students’ experience of educational, cultural and sporting activities and extends their skills, abilities and view of the world, well beyond the classroom. For example the school mini bus, travel and transport subsidies, coaches for PE activities, on site and elsewhere, Music Tutors for extracurricular ensembles, additional equipment in Technology, additional enhanced IT provision, subsidies for school trips, support for families who cannot afford essential trips, the Counselling Service, courses and one off conferences for groups of students to attend, etc. In more recent years, the school fund has provided valuable capital donations to support the enhancement and development of the school site and facilities, which DfE capital grants alone cannot sustain.
Without your school fund contributions, many essential elements and activities in the school would not be viable and the experience of students on a daily basis would be adversely affected.
All your donations, no matter how big or small, are much appreciated and invaluable to us. The amount we suggest for school fund contributions is £250 per year. If you choose to donate by standing order, please print and complete the Standing Order form below and return the whole form to your bank or building society. Alternatively you may send your form to the school either by post or as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward it to your bank.
How can I donate?
One off ad-hoc donations can be made online, by cheque payable to ‘Kendrick School Fund’ or through your school ParentPay account.
To make an online donation please here to access the Kendrick School External Payments page and if you are eligible, please could you complete and send us a Gift Aid form as outlined below.
By gift aiding your contribution we can reclaim an additional 25p in every £1, making your gift worth even more at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid is an invaluable source of additional income to the School Fund account. If you qualify, please complete the Gift Aid form below and return it to us either by post marked for the attention of the Finance Department or as an email attachment to email@example.com to enable us to reclaim 25p from HM Revenue and Customs for every £1 donated.
Higher rate tax payers donating through Gift Aid can claim back the difference between the higher rate of tax and the basic rate of tax on the total value of their donation to Kendrick School via their Self Assessment Form or ask HM Revenue & Customs to adjust your tax code.
We reclaim the tax by forwarding details of your gift to the Inland Revenue.
If your circumstances or details change
Please notify us if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.
Many companies help charities through a matched giving scheme. Some will match pound for pound, and others will double match any donations which its employees make to registered charities. Please check with your Payroll or HR department as to whether your company do operate such a scheme as this could make your donation worth even more.
Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at his or her top rate of tax. There is no limit on the amount that can be given under the scheme. To find out more about Payroll Giving and if your company operates the scheme, please contact your human resources department.