2016-17 Spending Projects

What do we spend the money on that we raise every year?

We are a small but hard working committee of about 16 people all with connections to The Howard of Effingham School.  We plan events to raise essential funds for ongoing and one-off projects. Our recent school survey in 2016 revealed the areas which were most important to you, the parents.

The number one priority was that we continued to support the costs of the school minibuses which are actively used on a weekly basis to transport students to sporting fixtures and other local social events.  There has been an immediate requirement to meet this commitment as one of the minibuses has ended the current contract and the vehicle is too old to continue in the current state.  We have committed to the school to continue funding a new school minibus for 2017 onwards with a monthly commitment from the Friends of a little over £400.

We are grateful to the following local businesses for their generous donations-

The Burford Bridge Hotel, Conisbees Butchers (East Horsley), Costa (Cobham),The Queens Head (Clandon), Dobbe’s Nursery, Nuffield Health & Fitness, The Drift Golf Club, Donner Optometrists, NT Hatchlands Park, Squires Garden Centre, Fine Fettle, Aaronson Glass, Gifts & Gadgets, Ye Olde Windsor Castle (Bookham), Casselden’s Shoes, Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes, Loseley Park, Cedar Nursery, The Black Swan (Ockham), GLive, Groom Royale, Walking Paws, DB Designs, Maidenhead Aquatics, Pamela Rhatigan, Effingham Golf Club, Rocket Catering, The Drift Golf Club, Ranmore Wines, Silent Pool Distillers, Ken Davey Butchers, Laytons Greengrocers, RP & M Lindsey Ltd, Granary Crafts, RHS Wisley, Busy Happy People, Studio 65 Photography, Finefettle Multi-healthcare, Dorking Halls, Roxley Models, White Spider Urban Climbing

Recent Purchases

The Friends are very active in gathering feedback from the school and parents about how best to spend the funds we all raise. This year we have purchased and funded very much needed equipment and resources for the school -

School Minibus Lease £4,000 (annually)

5 Plasma TVs £1,500

1 Laser Cutter £10,000

Funds Raised 2015/2016

The Friends have had a very successful 2015/2016 year, raising around £11,000 for the school - an increase of more than 30% on the previous year. Money raised came from the following events -

Dinner Dance £2,742

Winter Shopping Evening £2,237

Second Hand Uniform Sale £1,382

Quiz Night £3,242

Easyfundraising £931

200 Club £834

Wish List

We have an ongoing list of items which have been requested by the school / parents and we continue our fundraising activities to reach this goal. We have an annual ongoing commitment for minibus funding of £4,000.  In addition, items currently on the Wish List are -

Lighting tower for in-house performances and productions £3,000 (purchasing imminently)

High resolution colour photocopier £3,000

Set of IPads for the classroom £11,000

Sewing machines and glue guns £1,500 (purchased)

Anti-bullying ambassador course £1,200

e-safety outside speaker Y12 £300

Your Explore careers software £700

Tokens for celebration evenings £2,000

House competition prizes £300

Sports colours £300

Junior playground clock £200

TV for lower school canteen £300

STEM kits £765

This is quite a list to tackle but the Friends are committed to enhancing the school environment and facilities for our children.  If you are able to help / contribute in any way please do contact us.

The Friends of the Howard is the official PTA of the Howard of Effingham Secondary School 
Registered Charity No. 1090192 
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