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Dear Parents/Carers,

We are writing to introduce our School Fund to you. This is a fund operated in all Trust Schools and the Ada Lovelace Governing Body will manage it in order to fund projects over and above what would otherwise be possible.

Our School Fund is built up from financial donations from parents/carers and is held in a separate bank account to other funding. It has a very important function in paying for additional needs as the school is established and grows. At Ada Lovelace we are so fortunate to have our wonderful new building we moved into last September. We have also benefited from the cost saving of sharing a building with William Perkin for our first two years, so some extras, not covered by the Department of Education building fund, have already been paid for: advanced Audio-Visual and curtain specification in the Performance Centre, two Digital Art learning sites and improved internal signage systems. However, as we move forward there are always further needs in a school, which this School Fund can support.

Use of the School Fund will be decided by the Governing Body in consultation with the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (the PTFA), of which you are all members. We hope to use it for inspiring projects and things that add to the life and fabric of the school. The money raised by the School Fund in 2020/2021 has already been allocated to fund an Ada Lovelace themed sculpture for the playground to inspire the pupils and create our Ada Lovelace identity, and more benches for two areas in the playground. This coming year, we would like to use the School Fund for the following:

  • Digital equipment for the different departments for use in regular classes, but also wider learning, i.e. more VR headsets, a 3D Printer, digital measuring equipment.
  • Resource books for an English department reading resource centre

As a guide we encourage parents to select an amount that they are able to donate.

  • £10.00 monthly for each pupil (equivalent to a cup of coffee a week)
  • £20.00 monthly for each pupil (equivalent to one breakfast club a week)
  • £30.00 monthly for each pupil (equivalent to one after school club a week)
  • Other amount

Please be sure to select Ada Lovelace School Fund to ensure your donation supports the correct school. We also strongly encourage you to complete the Gift Aid Form if you pay UK income tax. By doing so you will add 25% to the value of your donation.

If you have any questions about the School Fund, please contact Mrs Hamri via email on [email protected]

Thank you for supporting your child’s education, and that of all the students at Ada Lovelace CofE High School, part of the Twyford CofE Academies Trust.

Kind regards,

Keir Smith, Headteacher

Emma Harniman, Chair of Governors

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