Fundraising at St Michael’s
As a voluntary aided Church of England School, we welcome any contributions that parents are able to make to enhance their children’s school experience.
Operational funding for the school comes from the Borough of Haringey. This amounts to approximately £2 million per year and, in keeping with other schools, about 90% of it is needed to pay teachers’ salaries.
The remaining budget is under increasing pressure as state funding has for the past few years been cut by about 2 per cent a year and although plans for further reductions are under review, central government funding for London schools is certainly not increasing.
Our beautiful Victorian buildings are only getting older and so we have an increasing funding gap.
The cost of repairing and improving our buildings, grounds and facilities comes from a number of sources.
The Church owns our land and buildings, and can fund emergency repairs from the London Diocesan Board for Schools Maintenance (LDBS) fund when we can demonstrate a great enough need. This fund has, for example, covered the recent repairs of the Victorian windows in classrooms.
There are three other ways we raise money. Find out more about: