Why do we need to raise funds?
At Christ the King College, we want the best for our students and that means giving them access to the highest quality facilities and resources.
As a Voluntary Aided College, we receive less funding than most other state-funded schools and rely on parental contributions to fund 10% of any capital project. Further to this, although we are extremely fortunate in receiving a new building under the Government's Priority Schools Building Project by 2019, we must self-fund the internal furniture and resources. Therefore, the Fundraising Committee has set a highly ambitious target and aim to raise £150,000 by April 2019.
Please take a look at the ongoing fundraising initiatives below and see how you can get involved in supporting us to reach this target! Details of special events and activities will be shared via the weekly Fundraising Newsletter.
Governors' Building Fund
Governors are very proud of the education that we provide at Christ the King College. They also believe that our students are privileged to be receiving a faith based education free of charge; this is not the case in many other countries. Parents may or may not be aware though that, as a faith based Voluntary Aided College, we receive less funding than other schools and are expected to pay the first 10% of any capital building project. This is because the responsibility is shared between the Governors and the Local Authority. At Christ the King College, we have to rely on parental contributions to support us with meeting this additional cost through a Governors’ Building Fund.
The easiest way to donate to the Governors’ Building Fund is for you to set up a regular standing order. This is our preferred option and we ask that parents donate £2 per week. This can be set up easily through your online banking or by going into your local branch. The bank account details that you will need to set up this standing order are:
Lloyds TSB, Newport, Isle of Wight
Sort Code: 30:95:99
Account Number: 32687660
Account Name: Christ the King College
You are, of course, welcome to make a single payment or payments through the year, as you are able to do so. All contributions are gratefully received and can also be made via School Gateway or cash/cheque to the main Administration Office.
Christ the King College Lottery
Buy tickets to our College lottery and, not only will you support our fundraising, you could win a fantastic prize!
Start supporting now by visiting: www.YourSchoolLottery.co.uk
Many people regularly use the internet to purchase goods and services. Now you can raise money for Christ the King College as you do so, at no extra cost!
Just register on the Easy Fundraising website as a supporter of Christ the King College and then search for your preferred shop or supplier. Shop as you normally would do and a percentage of your order will be donated to the College. There are over 2,700 retailers to choose from, including Amazon, Sainsbury's, Argos, Boots, Expedia, Tesco, John Lewis and M&S.
Many retailers offer Easy Fundraising shoppers exclusive discounts and special offers such as free P&P.
Imagine if all of our 1500 families registered and booked their holidays or did their online grocery shopping using Easy Fundraising. We could easily raise tens of thousands of pounds at no extra cost!
Sign up here!
Recycle with Michael: Clothing and Textiles
Textiles are the UK’s fastest growing household waste stream. By re-using and recycling textiles we can greatly reduce the amount we send to landfill and give unwanted items a new lease of life.
At Christ the King College, we have joined the ‘Recycle with Michael’ scheme. Funds generated from your donations are split between Christ the King College and The Salvation Army’s valuable welfare work across the UK.
Clothing banks are located on both the Upper and Lower College sites. Please support us by donating any of the following items:
Shoes (in pairs)
Bed linens / blankets
Items should be clean and dry. Don’t worry if items are damaged as they could still be recycled into items such as mattress stuffing, car soundproofing and industrial wipers.