Voluntary Donations

For Parent(s)/Carer(s) wishing to make donations to the St. Olave’s Grammar School Voluntary Fund, please follow this link to the Virgin Money Giving webpage:

Donations to St Olave’s School Voluntary Fund are used to support the provision of a wide range of curricular and co-curricular activities at the school and relieve the impact of overstretched government funding.  

The conclusion of our Parent/Carers Survey in 2019 indicated that parents/carers were generally happy to contribute to the wide range of projects, activities, developments and opportunities the donations allow. Although there is no formal recommended amount, many parents/carers felt that £50 per month was an appropriate figure for them to donate. It is important that parents/carers understand that there is no obligation to make donations, and families should give only as much as they would like. Any amount is welcome, and no student will be treated differently should their family choose not to contribute.    

Your support and generosity is hugely appreciated, and enables us to provide all our students with a great deal more than we would otherwise be able to offer.  This includes numerous sporting and other co-curricular opportunities which help develop skills and characters beyond the classroom, as well as supporting academic achievement. It also allows us to invest in up-to-date resources, and the ongoing refurbishment of the learning environment.  As many of you are aware, we are hoping to receive planning permission to develop an All Weather Pitch, and refurbish the Scout Hut for community use, which has been made possible thanks to the generosity of parental donations.  

The School Business Manager sends periodic updates to ensure that spending of the donations is shared with the parent body, and made completely transparent.  Please note that donations are non-refundable.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of St. Olave’s Grammar School.

The following images provide a flavour of additional resources, equipment and refurbishments we have achieved thanks to the Voluntary Fund and also to our PA fundraising efforts.