Results of Funding Round

The results of the recent funding round are now all in. Many thanks to everyone that took the time to vote.


As you can see below, there was very little in it. The lowest score was 218 points whilst the greatest was 294. However, on this occasion every project was a winner as we were able to fund all the projects that where put forward to the community vote. Congratulations to all the applicants.


1st Place

Project 5 (Break-time sports equipment)

Amount Requested ($): 500

Points Received: 294


3rd Place

Project 4 (Gardening club)

Amount Requested ($): 300

Points Received: 261


5th Place

Project 3 (Break-time toys for KS2)

Amount Requested ($): 110

Points Received: 218

2nd Place

Project 6 (Meditation and mindfulness/yoga)

Amount Requested ($): 395

Points Received: 256


4th Place

Project 1 (Bean Bags)

Amount Requested ($): 173

Points Received: 252


6th Place

Project 2 (Cones)

Amount Requested ($): 139.12

Points Received: 251


Further details on each funding request are provided below:

Project 1 (Bean Bags)

Type of project: Physical item

Amount ($): approx $173

To purchase approx. 4 cushion beanbags, for a good deal of use in the Senior LRC (Library). Preferable the lime green and red coloured bags please!!

Who will benefit from the funding: Only secondary children

What will be benefit: This will provide some more comfortable seating / lounging for students whilst they spend time in reading lessons in the LRC and also during break and lunch. It will make the LRC a little more inviting and colourful even if there are only a few beanbags.


Project 2 (Cones)

Type of project: Physical item

Amount ($): 139.12

Cones for goals, so that students playing outside can use them on any field and any size.

Who will benefit from the funding: All children in the school

What will be benefit: No need to use lunch boxes or shoes for goals.

Project 3 (Break-time toys for KS2)

Type of project: Physical item

Amount ($): Approximately $110

Toys for for KS2 children at break and lunch times:

     Container of Tennis balls
     Throw ball set x 3
     Spade set
     Mini truck set x 3

Who will benefit from the funding: Only primary children

What will be benefit: The toys will provide the children with extra things to do at break and lunch times. They will enable the children to use a wider range of areas, rather than simply the field or playground.

Project 4 (Gardening club)

Type of project: Physical item

Amount ($): Approximately $300

Funding to run the gardening club over the course of this year to buy supplies to increase our garden's productivity.

Supplies would include:
     New seeds and plants
     Some more large spades
     Fertilliser
     Topsoil
     Signs and banners for our new areas of the garden etc.

The primary students have decided that they would like to use the garden and make the following features:
     Herb Garden
     Wild Flower patch
     Vegetable Patch
     Butterfly garden
     Feeding area for birds and squirrels
     Possible water feature (depending on texas law of course).


Who will benefit from the funding: Only primary children

What will be benefit: We would like to use the garden as an educational tool for all students within the school, and invite the teachers in to use it for ecology, geography, science, maths and Art in particular. We feel that this area could provide such a lovely learning environment (we could even get some benches and seats to make it into an outdoor classroom if possible- this may require a little more funding though!!).


Project 5 (Break-time sports equipment)

Type of project: Physical item

Amount ($): $500

What is the funding for ?: Sports equipment to be used only during break and lunchtimes. The children from years 3-6 play football on a regular basis. I would like to provide them with a sack for each year group containing a ball, cones and team bibs. This will be managed by the staff and we will ensure that a rota is put in place to ensure all children are getting the benefit:

     4 soccer balls
     4 sets of  cones
     4 equipment bags

Who will benefit from the funding: All children in the school

What will be benefit: The benefit will be more structured play with the right equipment.


Project 6 (Meditation and mindfulness/yoga)

Type of project: Physical item

Amount ($): $395

What is the funding for ?: We would like to start a meditation and mindfulness/yoga session starting with Y12 and 13 to deal with stress management.  We want to roll this out in stages through the school.  the students have asked if this is possible and myself and another member of staff would like to start this with y13 and 12 during next half term.  The equipment needed is yoga mats and blocks.

Who will benefit from the funding: All children in the school

What will be benefit: There is significant evidence of this type of relaxation practice being extremely beneficial for students and learning.

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