We raise money through grants, partnerships with local businesses and direct donations.

5 things you can do to support the Foundation

The Foundation  raises money for the school to secure its ability to deliver a rich, creative and enjoyable school experience for all children.  This is against a backdrop of major funding cuts to primary schools.

We raise money for major school improvement and infrastructure projects that cannot be funded from the school’s state budget, for curriculum enrichment initiatives, and to help less advantaged children participate in all that Thornhill has to offer. Click here to see our Terms of reference Thornhill Foundation 7.17

The Foundation 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.

We are currently raising money for:

  • Library refurbishment and book upgrade

Our school library requires funding to improve our stock of books to support the curriculum and create an inspiring environment where children love to spend time and develop a passion for books and reading.

  • Early Years outdoor space development

We are raising money to redesign and refurbish the classrooms and outdoor spaces for our nursery and reception children to provide rich and effective environments that support the development for our youngest pupils.




In addition to giving financially you can support the foundation by:

  • Asking your workplace if they run any Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or community initiatives, and finding out whether they could support any of our current projects.
  • Letting people in the local community – friends, family, neighbours, school alumni, etc. – know about the Foundation in case they wish to help with fundraising.
  • If you run a local business, speak to us about sponsorship or marketing opportunities with the school community.
  • If you have skills or experience in the areas of fundraising, sponsorships, charity accounting or charity law and can spare time to support our work – then join our team.

Foundation Members

  • Jenny Lewis
  • Jo Michaelides (Chair and Parent Governor)
  • Buffy Sharpe
  • James Evers
  • Stephanie Somerville
  • Natalie Farrely
  • Sarah Tyse
  • Kate Slotover
  • Chrysanthe Staikopoulou
  • Esther Wallace

Follow our fundraising journey and see latest project updates on Facebook:

If you have questions, ideas, or can spare some time and energy to help with our fundraising efforts, please get in touch by emailing us at

Each term, the Foundation will update parents and teachers on how much money is being raised and on the plans for spending funds. We will seek input from the school community as the plans develop.

For further information about the Foundation as well as FAQs please click on the following: FAQs Thornhill Foundation 10.17