Many, many thanks to everyone who has helped to make the first six years such a terrific success – we have raised just under £350,000 in total!
Annual Fund 2011/12
Our target this year is £75,000 and we have already raised £68,000 since our launch in October. Thanks to all who have donated this year to help make our various projects a reality for the school. All gifts, whatever their size, are much appreciated – as it states in our brochure: ‘it’s all about joining in, not the size of your gift’.
This Year’s Wish List
From this list you will be able to see how these projects will enhance the quality of life and learning for all pupils.
New science lab to support innovative experimental work, for example in genetic and protein chemistry
Speaker series – to fund inspirational talks by professionals in all fields
Continued support for the environmental programme
Develop outdoor play facilities, including gardens and climbing wall
Display cabinets for children’s art work
New sound and lighting equipment for school hall
Various items of equipment in ITC, Art and science to enhance classroom experience
Enrichment activities – citizenship, journalism and film-making, leadership training, visiting speakers, theatre visits and trips
Workshops and master classes with creative and sport professionals
A new marquee and PA system
The Annual Fund also enables us to purchase many small items that teachers request for both the Senior and Junior Schools – too many to list!
Travel and Tour Bursaries
The school arranges many trips and visits which support the wonderful work that goes on in classrooms, laboratories and on the sports field. Naturally, the school wants to offer these opportunities to all pupils, but we know that costs can be prohibitive. The Annual Fund aims to add to the fund created in 2006 to aid those not able to participate in such activities without some support. We believe it is important for Oxford High to offer every student the opportunity to share in these life-enhancing experiences.
Why does Oxford High need an Annual Fund?
We believe that Oxford High offers an exceptional, innovative and broad based education. School fees cover the day-to-day running of the school, but an outstanding education requires funds over and above the operating expenses. Every year there are important extra projects that will make a very real difference to the lives of our students.
Like nearly every independent school in the UK, we need to raise additional funds to support these extras that cannot be funded from our current budget.
We are extremely fortunate to have an active and supportive parent body, Friends of Oxford High School, which raises funds through various social events and activities. The Annual Fund aims to complement the work of FOxHS and will provide every member of the school community with the opportunity to make a gift.
Annual Fund 2010/ 11
We are extremely grateful to all those who participated in last year’s campaign. We raised the magnificent total of £60,000! We are thrilled at the very real difference those gifts have made, as we have been able to fund a wide range of projects, including:
- Interactive digital periodic table
- Hockey 1st Team shirts
- Speakers and workshops covering all areas of the curriculum
- Carbon Dioxide detector and Electrophoresis apparatus for use in science lessons
- Camera equipment
- Citizenship day for Year 12 – Food Glorious Food with a speaker from the World Food Programme
- Many other smaller items
- Musical Instruments
- Interactive Whiteboard for the Art Room
- World outdoor map.
- And lots more!
We have also been able to add to our travel/ tour bursary fund.
As you can see from the above list, the Annual Fund delivers immediate benefits across the whole school.