St Matthew’s Primary School in Cambridge is facing a reduction in its funding of £60,000 next year

We are therefore offering parents, carers, grandparents and alumni the opportunity to make regular anonymous donations to a ‘Funding Shortfall Fund that will be ring-fenced by the PTA, a registered charity, for the school exclusively to use to plug its funding gap. Donate here.

We are also running a local campaign to protest against the cuts and plan to join in a national protest. The first thing we are doing is organising a local march to the Guildhall in Cambridge on April Fool’s Day to protest against the “foolish” cuts. Children are invited to dress up as fantasy characters from their favourite TV shows and books, and to bring musical instruments to use to make lots of noise as we march. Meet at Reality Checkpoint at 4pm on Parker’s Piece on Monday 1st April if you’d like to join in. Find out more on the protests page.

More about the campaign – Help fill the funding shortfallProtest against the cuts

Background reading: Our headteacher, Tony Davies, was recently interviewed in the Observer about the cuts our school is facing. Read his interview here.