Dear Parents and Carers
Welcome to St Bede’s School. If this is your first child, we are sure everyone connected with the school will make you feel very welcome and part of our community.
So what is the School Development Fund then?
All major improvements to the school that we undertake have to be underwritten by a 10% payment from the School Development Fund. For example, if we spent £90,000 improving your child’s school the 10% i.e. £9,000, has to be funded by the Governors from your generous donations to the fund. Without such kindness and generosity the work just could not take place.
Some examples of work recently completed include replacement of all three boilers within the school over the last few years. Over the last two school holidays, we have had new door entry and visitor management systems installed which will help make the school a safer place. Last year and this year we have requested funding to replace and upgrade our CCTV system and to upgrade the lighting in the infant building and the external lighting around the school site. We endeavour to ensure the fabric of the school is kept in a tip-top condition making the school a nice place to learn and work.
If you already have a child at the school hopefully you are already pledging money by direct debit for which we thank you. For new families the Governing Body ask for a donation by direct debit or personal internet banking transfer once a month of £5 or one-off yearly payment of £60; this covers your family and is not per child.
If everybody made this commitment we could raise approx £18,000 across the school which would enable us to continually improve your child(ren)’s school knowing we have money coming in on a regular and organised basis.
We thank you in advance for your generous donations. If you could please either set up a regular personal internet banking transfer via your bank or fill out the direct debit mandate and return it to the school we would be grateful. Just a small thought – £5 per month may not be much in money terms but the collective good it will do when we all work together will have a great impact on the school community..
If you do not wish to set up an online payment or complete a direct debit form – any method of payment – by cheque (payable to St Bede’s School Development Fund) or cash would be welcome.
The Governors of the school thank you and once again welcome you to our community.
St Bede’s Governing Body
Gift Aid Declaration Form
If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of all your donations to the School Development Fund could increase by nearly a third at no extra cost to you. Please click on the below link and complete the Gift Aid declaration form. This form should be completed whichever way you choose to contribute.
On-line transfer via personal banking
For ease of convenience you may wish to contribute to the School Development Fund via a regular personal internet banking transfer. The bank transfer details for your reference are: St Bede’s School Development Fund; Bank of Ireland; Account number 26676703; sort code 30-16-07. Please remember to put your child’s name on the transfer as a reference in order that we can reconcile your contribution with our records.
Bankers’ Standing Order
If you wish to contribute to the School Development Fund by Bankers’ Standing Order, please click on the below link. Print and complete the form and return it to the school marked “For the attention of St Bede’s School Development Fund”.