TPS Development Fund
There's no doubt that TPS is doing well as a school and pupils who attend here benefit greatly. The facilities and opportunities available to pupils are equal to, or better than, many schools - both in the public and private sectors.
The Petersfield School development fund is our only way of fundraising directly from parents. Without it, we would not be able to provide your children with the best equipment, resources or opportunities. TPS children would miss out.
At the moment, only 15% of the school population makes regular contributions to the TPS Development Fund, yet 100% of the children benefit.
Please make a contribution - either via regular payments or just a one-off payment of £10-£20 at the start of each year would help.
Families can make a monthly donation on a Gift Aid basis by Bankers Order. Even 50p per week from every family in the school would give the Fund an annual income of over £30,000. Because it's Gift Aid, the TPS Development Fund is able to recover the income tax you have already paid on your donation. In other words, the government 'gives' us over £1 for every £4 that you give us.
So - what happens to the money we raise?
Most crucially the TPS Development Fund has donated £30,000 sponsorship money for Specialist Status - helping us to complete the Studio@TPS.
Other recent items are as follows:
- Equipment for the D&T Bicycle Club
- Supplies to build shed for horticulture
- Greenpower Team
- Radio Station
- Lockers for pupils
- LCD Display screen for MFL
- Sculpture Park
- Waste bins for the school site
- Benches for the Year 7 playground
- Plus lots more!...
Who decides where the money goes?
The TPS Development Fund has a committee that meets once a term and it includes current and past parents, plus teachers. Decisions are made by this committee.