How we spend the money we raise

Thanks to the support, hard work and fund-raising efforts of parents, staff, pupils and friends, PaF has been able to enhance the education of all pupils and the facilities of the school in various ways over the years. In addition to buying and maintaining equipment for the school and playground, money is used to subsidise school trips, and pay for workshops.

2016 expenditure

Curriculum Enrichment Fund (Summer term 2016)£1000.00
Climbing Wall (June 2016)£1000.00
Leavers party (July 2016)£513.69
VIP sweatshirts (September 2016)£436.35
Newspapers (October 2016)£284.00
Coaches to Allington Hall (December 2016)£522.00
Forest School (September 2016)£1500.00
Curriculum Enrichment Fund (September 2016 – July 2017)£2201.00
IT (July 2016)£1,250
Bird food (February 2017)£9.99

2015 expenditure

CLICC (May/June 2015)4,700
Bunting (July 2015)122.24
Leavers party (July 2015)435.96
VIP sweatshirts (September 2015)381.75
Newspapers (October 2015)284.00
Coaches to Allington Hall (December 2015)501.00
Christmas party/gifts (December 2015)169.82
Sports Kit (December 2015)945.00
Playground equipment (December 2015)1,085
IT (December 2015)1,250
Bird food (February 2016)14.99
Curriculum Enrichment Fund (Spring Term 2016)1,000

Sports kits

2014 expenditure

  • First News children’s newspaper subscription (£261)
  • Christmas parties (£70)
  • Adventure Week in June (£3,500)
  • Computer equipment (£3,957)
  • Forest School (£1,400)
  • Year 6 VIP sweatshirts (£382)
  • Bird food (£22)
  • Piano tuning (£55)
  • Year 6 party (£100)
  • Coach travel to Allington Hall for Christmas performance(£480)
  • Caretaker tools (£500)

2013 expenditure

  • First News children’s newspaper subscription (£215)
  • Christmas parties (£108)
  • Art Week (£2,000)
  • Library books (£198)
  • Cameras (£935)
  • Year 6 VIP sweatshirts (£423)
  • Bird food (£20)
  • Year 6 leavers books (£149)
  • Year 6 party (£100)
  • Coach travel to Allington Hall for Christmas performance(£425)
  • Plants (£26)

2012 expenditure

  • First News children’s newspaper subscription (£230)
  • Theatre show (£225)
  • Olympic Week (£2,000)
  • School library (£4,000)
  • New artwork for library (£200)
  • Aprons (£60)
  • Year 6 VIP sweatshirts 2011 (£332)
  • Year 6 VIP sweatshirts 2012 (£342)
  • Bird food (£46)
  • Year 6 leavers books (£149)
  • Year 6 party (£100)
  • Coach travel (£644)
  • Xmas tree (£21)
  • Plant food/pots (£55)
  • Sport’s Day refreshments (£25)

2011 expenditure

  • First News children’s newspaper subscription (£192)
  • Theatre show (£300)
  • Science Week (£2,000)
  • Panic Circus (£1,000)
  • Year 6 leavers books (£126)
  • Year 6 party (£100)
  • Maths Scheme (£640)
  • Skipping ropes (£35)
  • Rapid Reader books (£247)
  • French dictionaries (£161)
  • Digital camera batteries and chargers (£174)
  • Bookcase for KS1 (£600)
  • Canvas prints around the school (£800)
  • Adventure trail maintenance (£235)
  • Panto refreshments and subsidy (£717)
  • Forest School (£1,000)

2010 expenditure

  • Whole school maths scheme (£640)
  • Additional maths resources (£153)
  • Reading book storage for KS1 (£600)
  • Sports week canvas prints (£800)
  • Adventure trail maintenance (£235)
  • Year 6 VIP sweatshirts (£250)
  • Year 6 leavers books (£115)
  • Year 6 party (£100)
  • Chargers/batteries for digital cameras (£210)
  • New football kit
  • Panto refreshments and subsidy (£610)
  • Coaches to Arlington Hall

2009 expenditure

  • ICT equipment (computer modeling and control with floor robots) and science (USB light, sound and temperature sensors for investigative work) (£1,941)
  • Books for the school (£100)
  • Tall Poet (£370)
  • Sweatshirts for the Year 6 VIPs (Very Important Pupils) (£214)
  • Digital cameras (£439)
  • Adventure trail maintenance (£815)
  • Year 6 leavers books (£115)
  • Coaches to Arlington Hall
  • New Xmas tree (£75)

2008 expenditure

  • KS1 Christmas party presents (£30)
  • Science Theatre event for the whole school
  • Subsidised the Christmas Robin Hood panto visit (£1/child for refreshments, £250)
  • Coaches for ferrying the children to and from the Christmas concert rehearsals at Arlington Hall (£100).
  • Maintenance of the adventure trail (£200)
New Notice Board

New Notice Board (£284)

UK Map

UK Map

World Map

World Map (£397 with UK Map)

  • Contribution towards KS1 and KS2 Art Clubs (£228). For one of their projects, the KS2 Art Club made the amazing picture below. Based on the French impressionist painter Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprise’ painting, and featuring a tiger in the jungle about to pounce, each child painted a section on a separate piece of paper, which when put together, created this fantastic artwork.
Surprise

Surprise

  • New tennis balls (£47)
  • Year 6 graduation disco (£100)
  • Year 6 leaving books (£130)
  • Contribution towards Art Week (£2,000). One of the activities enjoyed by the children during Art week was felt making and they produced the fantastic felt artwork below, which hangs on the wall in reception and is the very first thing visitors see upon entering the school. It also celebrates the school’s 20th year — 2009. It’s made up of layers of fibres that are soaked with water and soap flakes and rolled many, many times. Based on photos the children took, the picture includes the school building, children playing in the playground and the local Rad Brook and trees from the school’s logo.
Felt Artwork

Felt Artwork

The tile art below was made during Art Week by Year 4 (2007). It incorporates the school building, the Rad Brook and trees from the school’s logo and some of the children’s happy faces.

Title Art

Title Art

  • KS1 Music Club (£125)

2007 expenditure

  • KS1 Christmas party presents (£24)
  • Subsidised the Christmas Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs panto visit (£1/child for refreshments, £250)
  • Coaches for ferrying the children to and from the Christmas concert rehearsals at the Abbey Church (£250).
  • Paid £445 for the new friendship bench for the playground (shown below).
Friendship Bench

Friendship Bench

  • Maintenance of the adventure trail (£200)
  • Year 6 leaving books (£140)
  • Contributed £1,000 towards new books for the school library, some of which are shown below.
New Library Books

New Library Books

  • Contributed £400 towards the garden club
  • Sports day refreshments (£33)
  • Contributed £1,000 towards the purchase of interactive whiteboards for all classrooms
  • Subsidised the KS1 music club (£125)

2006 expenditure

  • Christmas panto contribution (£307)
  • KS1 Christmas party (£42)
  • Subsidised the KS1 music club (£192)
  • Keyboards and sound system (£544)
  • Year 6 leaving books (£147)
  • KS1 playhouse (£600)
  • Maintenance of the adventure trail (£200)
  • KS1 puppet show (£200)
  • Pupil Council games equipment
  • Playground equipment – tyre play area, playground markings, outdoor shelter, climbing wall, cycle rack (£3,825)
  • Year 6 leaving gifts (autograph books)
  • Transport to netball tournament (£70)

2005 expenditure

  • Coaches to football matches (£100)
  • Panto refreshments and tickets (£336)
  • Artist for Class 11 (£310)
  • Playground bench repair (£105)
  • Digital camera for each classroom (£1,548)
  • Ludlow football transport (£110)
  • KS1 theatre workshop (£100)
  • Coach to Kwik Cricket (£75)
  • Maintenance of the adventure trail (£200)
  • Book festival (£200)

Outdoor equipment

The following photos show some of the outdoor equipment that PaF has paid for or contributed towards.

Adventure Trail

Adventure Trail

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Cycle Rack

Cycle Rack

KS1 Playhouse

KS1 Playhouse

Lower Playground Markings

Lower Playground Markings

Playground Pencils

Playground Pencils

Shelter

Shelter

Top Playground Markings

Top Playground Markings

Tyre Play Area

Tyre Play Area

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