Care and Maintenance Fund
St Andrew’s C of E Primary, as a faith school, is a Voluntary Aided School. This means that we are not fully funded by the Government in the same way as other schools. When any repairs need to be made to the school or grounds, the Governing Body are required to pay the total cost if it is under £2,000, or 10% of the costs if over this amount. This 10% is covered by a scheme run by the London Diocesan Board for Schools. St Andrew’s contributes to this scheme on an annual basis through the Governors’ Fund. In order to fund these contributions, we rely on additional funding from parents making regular, voluntary payments, into the Care Fund.
Over the past few years, the Diocese has funded new toilets for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, as well as classroom refurbishment and a new Key Stage 1 playground. Separate information about the Care Fund can be found in the leaflet below.
Payments can be made via Standing Order, bank transfer or by ParentPay; which is our school payment and email communication service.