As a Voluntary-Aided Roman Catholic School, we are required to find 10% of the cost of all capital works in the school. The Government only funds 90% of the cost.
In order to help finance the 10%, the Governing Body of the School ask that a contribution of £25 per year is made by the parents or guardians of each student. This is collected at the beginning of the autumn term.
We have looked at what other similar schools ask as a contribution from parents. All have been greater than £25, with one asking for £200 per year and one requesting £35 per month.
We feel, therefore, that £25 per year is a reasonable request.