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Schools, like many other establishments, are under serious financial pressure. Our aim this year, with your support, is to continue making improvements to our school wherever possible. For example, a Trim Trail (see details below) would offer additional facilities that can be used both for improving our PE facilities and for use at other times such as before and after school and breaktimes.

To move forward with any project ideas we require additional funding and now is the time that I am requesting, if possible, a voluntary contribution from you. It would be highly inappropriate to request any donation from families who are struggling with the costs of clothes, food and heating. On behalf of myself and governors the request is only to those who can afford to do so.

Possible project ideas that would benefit all students include, but not limited to;

  • Trim trail and additional facilities for lunch and after school clubs – Estimate £40,000 prior to covid
    • Mr Crandley has raised £6,000 via crowd funding so far

Trim Trail Example 1

Trim Trail Examples

Trim Trail Example 2

Trim Trail Examples

  • Outdoor covered areas, such as that below, of particular benefit during wet weather – Estimate £35,000

    Canopy Example 1

    Canopy Example

    Canopy Example 2

    Canopy Example

  • Solar panel installations on our flat roofs which would help the environment and reduce our overheads

None of the income raised from donations will go on salaries or textbooks. We do not consider this to be appropriate. Only projects that benefit as many students as possible will be considered.

You may have other suggestions for projects and fund raising or marketing ideas. Please get involved and let us know what they are. Click here to fill in a form where you can outline any ideas you may feel we should explore. This form will close for feedback by date 31 January.

If you would like to donate £1000+ please contact Su Johal, directly, otherwise please donate via ParentPay Donations.

Paul Burke


Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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