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St Matthew’s Primary School in Cambridge is faced a reduction in its funding of £60,000 in the 2019-20 financial year.

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


UPDATE – April 2020

Thank you to all of you who are donating so generously. You have donated

£42,189.44 (up to 3rd May 2020)

This is amazing, and it is already making a difference. In Mr Davies’ words:

Thank you so much for all you have done.  I can tell you now that there are very vulnerable children in St Matthew’s receiving the help that they need because of what you have done, resources that have been purchased etc.  It has been a huge relief to know that your [donations have] given us a buffer against a possible end of year deficit

Each month’s donations are charted below. 

And here’s how our total is doing:

Please add your regular or one-off donation to help us fill the £60k shortfall. We are aiming to reach regular donations totalling £5,000 each month.

Questions? Read our October Q&A-style update.

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

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