Impact of Donations
Your support and generosity is hugely appreciated, and enables us to provide all our students with a great deal more than we would otherwise be able to offer. This includes numerous sporting and other co-curricular opportunities which help develop skills and characters beyond the classroom, as well as supporting academic achievement. It also allows us to invest in up-to-date resources, and the ongoing refurbishment of the learning environment.
In May 2022 we completed the develop of a brand new All Weather Pitch allowing us to expand the range of curriculum and co-curricular sport including hockey, football, tennis and netball. We are also looking to refurbish the Scout Hut for community use.
All these projects have been made possible, thanks to the generosity of parental donations.
The School sends periodic updates to ensure that spending of the donations is shared with the parent body, and made completely transparent.
The conclusion of our Parent/Carers Survey in 2019 indicated that parents/carers were generally happy to contribute to the wide range of projects, activities, developments and opportunities the donations allow. Although there is no formal recommended amount, many parents/carers felt that £50 per month was an appropriate figure for them to donate.
It is important that parents/carers understand that there is no obligation to make donations. Any amount is welcome, and no student will be treated differently should their family choose not to contribute.
Thank you for your generosity and continued support of St. Olave’s Grammar School.
The following images provide a flavour of additional resources, equipment and refurbishments we have recently achieved thanks to the Voluntary Fund and also to our PA fundraising efforts.
GiftAid enables the school to benefit by a further 25% of voluntary donations given, so do please remember to tick the Gift Aid box if you are an eligible UK tax payer.