School fees cover the day to day running of the school and its general maintenance. Donations by members of the school community will supplement funds set aside by the school and enable us to deliver a fantastic Performing Arts Centre.
Yes. Although we will initially focus on securing some cornerstone donations, our campaign will reach everyone involved in Bickley Park - parents, alumni and friends. This will be a huge, joint community effort.
Bickley Park School is a registered charity and your donation will be held in a ring-fenced account for the Performing Arts Centre project. It will then be used to help with the construction costs when we are ready to build. If, for any reason, we are not able to go ahead with this project, we will find an alternative way of investing in development to benefit the boys, though we would, of course, offer to refund you in the first instance.
The school is growing and this gives us the confidence to plan ahead and invest. However, staying at a manageable size, which fosters a sense of community, is critically important to us. So we do not intend to change our three-form entry into Reception and up to Year 6, nor our two-form entry at Years 7 and 8.
The most disruptive work will take place during the holidays and all of the work will be carried out safely within a sealed-off compound. Deliveries of materials will be timed to cause minimum disturbance.
One of our centenary aims is to forge stronger links with the local community. By having a venue which can seat an audience of 300+ we will be able to invite members of the local community into the school, on occasions, to enjoy concerts, plays, visiting speakers and art exhibitions.
You can make a pledge online, by email or verbally and we will then send you the details you need in order to convert this into an actual donation - either a one-off, or phased over a number of years.
No. Indeed the supporting the campaign is voluntary. We are simply hoping that people will give at a level that feels comfortable to them. We have also set out a table of suggested donation levels in our campaign brochure.
We have a list of naming options (see the campaign brochure). We also plan to list donors on a donor panel in the foyer of the new building. Of course, we will respect the wishes of anyone who would like to remain anonymous.