Most parents decide to send their children to a Christian school because they know that their child will be educated in a Christian environment and because they know that the school will provide an excellent education.
The quality of Christian schools is such that the Government have granted many of them ‘voluntary aided’ status. St Edward’s Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School is a voluntary-aided school. This means that while most of our income is derived from local Government funds, as a Christian school, we must contribute 12% of the cost for major improvements and for the maintenance of our school buildings. To fund this 12% cost, all families are kindly asked to make a voluntary contribution of £50 per year. If the money is not raised, the work cannot be undertaken. Through the contribution of families and the generous support of parents to the School Building Fund we have together been able to provide the facilities that the children now benefit from in our school. Recent projects include the:
- Refurbished changing rooms.
- Refurbished Food Room.
- New classrooms
- Site security, gates, fencing.
- Dining Room furniture.
None of these works would have been possible without the valuable contribution made by parents.
There is an ever continuing need to refurbish our existing facilities to meet the requirements of today’s education standards and improve the learning environment of the school for the benefit of all the children, staff and parents.
The School Fund is administered during the school year. This means that each October all parents will receive a letter explaining what the School Fund is and kindly asking for voluntary contributions for that school year.