At Aylesbury High School we provide a really great learning environment for our students but there is always something more that we could do, if only we had a little more money. These recent TES press articles provide an insight into the situation we face:
The AHS School Fund
The AHS School Fund is our scheme where parents and alumnae donate monthly by direct debit, or through a one-off donation.
The Fund is vital to support our development projects, improving and developing both the school’s equipment and facilities. We have an ambitious schedule of development we would like to complete, partly funded through grants open to us and partly through donations.
The AHS School Fund helps to develop the school’s facilities and resources to ensure that every girl is able to fulfil her potential, wherever her strengths lie. Although many of our facilities are excellent, there is still much more to do to provide the very best learning environment for our students, and your donation will enable us to provide the highest quality education for your daughter and future generations of students.
We have a strong and successful history of developing our school’s facilities but as one of the lowest-funded state secondary schools in England we cannot fund significant improvements from our school revenue budget alone. This is why we need your support.
All donations, large or small, are hugely appreciated!
Maximising Your Donations With Gift Aid
Through our charitable status, your donation can be boosted through Gift Aid. When you complete your AHS School Fund Donation Form and sign the Gift Aid declaration, we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate. Please sign the Gift Aid section of the form – it makes a big difference to us!
For further information, please contact Alison Pexton email@example.com in our Development Office.
Matched Giving is when a company matches the amount of fundraising an employee gives to a registered charity, as part of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Many companies help charities through a matched giving scheme and some will match pound for pound the donations made by its employees to registered charities. If you are donating to the AHS Fund, your donation may be matched by your employer through Matched Giving. Please enquire with your HR or Payroll department or contact Mrs Pexton for our list of companies we know participate in Matched Giving.
‘In Our Element’ Campaign Success!
The Elements fundraising campaign was very well supported and thank you to everyone who sponsored an element on our Elements Periodic Table.
In total we have raised over £27,000 for S17 in addition to winning grant applications worth a total of £55,000 from the William Harding Charity and the Garfield Weston Foundation. This means that we will be able to make a significant difference to the laboratory facilities which will benefit our current students and students for many years to come.
Work starts on S17’s refurbishment over Easter 2018 and we are currently having our Elements Periodic Table Plaque manufactured, in preparation for the ‘unveiling’ event when the work is completed.
‘In Our Element’ Lucky Prize Draw Winners
As part of our ‘In Our Element’ fundraising campaign, all sponsors were entered into a prize draw for a Weekend Break in a sea-front apartment in Bexhill-On-Sea in East Sussex – generously donated by an AHS parent. We’re delighted to confirm that Paul and Julie Moore were the lucky prize winners! Their sponsorship of Einsteinium on our AHS Elements Periodic Table gave them the opportunity to win this excellent prize!