All of the money that we collect is held in our private School Fund. This includes money for visits, Early Bird Club, after-school clubs, and from fundraising events e.g. our 'Christmas Fair', Book Cafe, Rudolph Christmas Cards, 'Film Nights' and for external charity fundraising e.g. 'Jeans for Genes', 'Children in Need', 'Sports Relief', ‘Odd Socks Day’.
At the beginning of 2019/20, our balance was £5,274.40. During the year we used some of the fundraising to buy 'extras' for the children and school. This included prizes for competitions, refreshments for events, Christmas presents for children, padty supplies, resources for ‘Pancake Day’, books, art + craft & gardening equipment, cookery ingredients, and science materials.
The focus for our fundraising spending in 2019/20 is our whole-school visit to the seaside at Anderby Creek. We are aiming to provide this special visit for free for all children, so that everyone can attend without financial reliance on households. By Summer 2020 we had raised £1058.51 with donations from Metro Stores, Kilburn Parish Council, a Year 2 parent, a Year 1 child’s brother, and a £1-00 school uniform sale. Future fundraising plans include a sponsored bike ride to Anderby Creek by a parent and a raffle.
Our School Fund is externally audited annually by Mrs Carol Pace, a local accountant.