In principle, we believe the government should fund schools properly to provide our children with an education.

Although government funding for schools has improved since the cuts of 2019, school budgets are still extremely tight, and there are many projects and improvements that can only go ahead with “top up” funding. Please look at the front page for a list of projects or resources and projects the school is would like to proceed with if funding can be found. 

If you would like to financially support St. Matthew’s, please consider making an anonymous monthly donation. Your donation is to the St. Matthew’s PTA (Parent Teacher Association), a registered charity. Donations received in this way are ring-fenced for passing directly to the school, to use at its discretion to fill any funding gaps and to fund additional resources and projects.

As a rule of thumb, donating £10 a month for a year could pay the wages of a teaching assistant for approximately 1.5 days a year.

Donating £20 a month for 12 months could help the school teach maths for six months. Alternatively, it could be used to fund the entire budget for a curriculum area for two months.

Donating £50 a month for a year could fund all the stationary and miscellaneous resources that an entire year group needs for five months. Alternatively, it could pay for the many assessments children with special educational needs and disabilities need for an entire year.

To set up a monthly Direct Debit, handled via Charities Aid Foundation (CAF):

Donate via CAF

To donate by credit/debit card (monthly or one-off):

Donate via JustGiving

Problems or questions? Check our donating FAQ.

Donations will be kept anonymous (your name will not be made public) as long as you ‘Hide your name from public view’ if you choose to ‘Add a message of support’ during the JustGiving process. Donations via CAF and JustGiving can attract Gift Aid. You could also enquire about payroll giving from your employer. The Charity Registration No is 288436.

One-off donations from parents, carers, grandparents and alumni are also welcome but to provide the school with security, we are very much hoping most parents and carers will choose to make a monthly donation.

Any questions, feedback or help with donating:

Donate via JustGiving (credit/debit card)

Donate via CAF (Direct Debit)

You can see how much we have raised so far on the Home page