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 Bishop John Robinson C of E Primary School Thamesmead

Bishop John Robinson C of E Primary School Thamesmead

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School Maintenance Fund

Bishop John Robinson 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. The Southwark Diocese Board of Education (SDBE) requires all Church of England schools, under its jurisdiction, to contribute towards the cost of maintaining the land and buildings and recommends that parents with children in Church of England schools make voluntary contributions to support this. The Governors cannot stress enough how important it is that the school raises this money. If we do not raise this money from parents Maintenance Fund contributions, the money has to be met from the school budget and that means taking money away from the education of all the children.  Please speak to school office staff if this is unclear. Any requests for Home Office, passport or immigration letters will only be considered if the maintenance fund has been paid.  

The school maintenance fund contribution for this academic year (Sept 2023 – July 2024) is now due to the sum of £35.00 for children in the school and £17.50 for children in the Nursery.  A receipt will be issued when the funds are banked.  Cheques should be made payable to “BJR School Maintenance Fund”.  

Parents and Carers are also welcome to set up a direct debit for £3.00 each month to help spread the cost throughout the year. Please contact the school office for further details.