We raise money through grants, partnerships with local businesses and direct donations.
Thornhill Foundation was established in 2017 to secure our school’s ability to deliver a rich, creative and enjoyable school experience for all children, despite recent reductions in government funding.
We raise money to help the school deliver major improvement projects that can’t be funded from the school’s state budget, seeking financial donations from parents and local community members, developing partnerships with businesses, and applying for grant funding where available.
The two initial projects that we are raising money for are:
1. Upgrading our nursery and early years spaces
Redesigning and refurbishing the nursery and reception classrooms and outdoor spaces, to provide rich and effective environments that support the development of our youngest pupils. Cost: approx. £80k
2. Building a brand new inspirational library
Latest research shows that school libraries have a positive impact on all areas of pupils’ learning, including, their self-esteem and their overall academic attainment. We plan to build an exciting, accessible and well-stocked, library: somewhere that children will love to spend time and develop a love of books and literacy. Cost: approx. £100k for the build, plus £20k for books.
We have created a new Library brochure that shows our exciting library plans, and look out for our new Library video that will be launching in September.
Our 17-18 Annual Review shows the progress of the Thornhill Foundation in its first year, and our priorities for the year ahead.
You can also follow our fundraising journey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thornhillschoolislington/
Everyone can get involved and support the Thornhill Foundation – here’s a few things you can do to help:
The Thornhill Foundation Committee is a small team of parents, governors and school leaders working together to identify priority projects, and seeking to fund them through grant applications, direct donations and partnerships with local businesses.
Click here to see our Terms of reference Thornhill Foundation 7.18
For further information about the Foundation as well as FAQs please click on the following: FAQs Thornhill Foundation 10.17