St Patrick's Catholic Primary School


Voluntary Contributions Scheme

VCS and Gift Aid Form

As so many of you will be aware, budget cuts and the increased demands being placed upon school budgets means that many schools are finding it very difficult to balance the books. Our school has already had to make hard budget decisions this year with staffing levels being cut and extra-curricular activities restricted.

I am conscious that you as parents already help us in so many ways but I would ask that you consider donating to the Voluntary Contribution Scheme.

The harsh reality is that as a Voluntary Aided Catholic School, our school has to, unlike Kirklees schools, pay for all our own repairs, maintenance and improvements to the school grounds. We can in some instances bid for grants to help with the costs but still have to make a significant contribution in order to secure the funding.

As parents/carers, we ask that you consider making a voluntary contribution of £4 per family per month (£1 per week) to help us fund the vital work that needs to take place at our school. If you are able and wish to donate more we would be very grateful. All contributions are kept in a separate fund and once we have approval for planned building work, we can then make provision for the work to go ahead.

Works have included the extension to the front of the school, reroofing over Key Stage 1, Early Years, the school hall and the kitchen, new windows in the school hall, security gates to access school along with classroom and toilet refurbishments.

If you are able to contribute to the scheme our preferred method of payment is to set up a standing order and pay monthly, a link to the form is at the top of this page. We would also ask you to consider filling out a Gift Aid Declaration form, also attached which will enable the school to recoup an extra 28% of your donation from the Inland Revenue, providing that you are a taxpayer. You only need to fill in one Gift Aid Declaration form, all donations in the future will automatically generate gift aid.


Thank you


Mrs C Moulding