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School Development Fund

School Development Fund


The Governing Body of Wanstead Church School are trustees of a charitable fund called the School Development Fund. As a Voluntary Aided school, the Governing Body is required to pay 10% of the costs of all capital projects, which includes building works, ICT infrastructure and improvements to the building or grounds. The School Development Fund originates from a charitable fund into which parents and friends of Wanstead Church School have contributed over the years to support the school’s capital projects.


The Governing Body has been working hard for several years to clarify the legalities of this charitable fund and the ways it may be used. We are very pleased to announce that we have been able to establish a much wider remit for its use. The school will now be able to request funds for other projects that may be classed as “school development”, rather than just “capital projects” for the benefit of the school and its pupils.


We are taking this opportunity to refresh awareness of the Fund and to encourage your support if you are able to do so. Currently there are a few families contributing regularly, which we are very grateful for; however, with more contributions we can achieve even more for your children. If every family made a regular donation, collectively you would grant the school access to thousands of additional pounds that will be used to improve our school for your children. One-off donations are also warmly welcomed.


Some examples of how we would like to use this funding include:


  • Teaching Walls in all classrooms
  • Redecorating the classrooms, hallways and main hall
  • Installing proper classroom doors for Years 1 and 2
  • Redeveloping the Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 outdoor learning areas
  • Creating a Prayer Room
  • Replacing the children’s outdated and broken chairs and desks


We would be very grateful for any donation, no matter how big or small. You will be regularly updated by the Governing Body as to how your donations have been spent.


If you can, please set up a Standing Order with your bank online. Our bank details are below. A suggested donation amount would be £10-50 per child per month.


Thank you in advance for your generosity. We, with Mrs Denchfield, are ambitious for our school and for the children and appreciate your support in ensuring the children receive the best possible educational experiences we can give them.


Yours sincerely,


Wanstead Church School Governing Body



Wanstead Church School Governors General Account

Sort code 60-22-30

Account number 29308364