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Donations to the School

The HSA is regularly able to provide extra funds to the school, to make it possible to purchase items that would not be possible using the government’s funding.  In a typical year, the money we raise goes towards the purchase of equipment and teaching resources that benefit the children at Claydon Primary School and supports their growth and development at school.

 

There are annual events which the HSA regularly funds:

  • Since 2012 the HSA has contributed yearly towards the cost of the Year 6 leaving party, as a thank you for their contribution to the school and as a celebration of this important milestone.

  • A percentage of the proceeds from the Annual Fun Run is given to a chosen charity.  This is usually a local charity of one that has connections to members the school community.  To date these include:

    • British Heart Foundation,

    • Kicks for Kids,

    • Claydon Pre-School,

    • EACH,

    • Guide Dogs UK,

    • Ipswich Life Saving Club in their campaign to put defibrillators in our local community,

    • Luke's bike fund and

    • PhabKids.

 

In 2015-2016:


By buying plates, bowls, bags and serviettes for the 8 cake sales held, the year groups can enjoy 100% of their profits

Throughout the year 15/16

20 ipads complete with storage trolley and mac to synch them

Spring 2016

Expanded the Christmas dinner to include chipolatas, Christmas pudding, squash and a chocolate treat at no extra cost to the children

December 2015

Outdoor play equipment for each year group using proceeds from the cake sales

Throughout the year 15/16

Storage shed for lower playground


Disco for Year 6 leavers party and party themed resources

July 2016

PA system for indoor and outdoor use


HSA notice board






In 2014-2015:


By buying plates, bowls, bags and serviettes for the 8 cake sales held, the year groups can enjoy 100% of their profits

Throughout the year 14/15

Teddy bear mascot costume

June 2015

Easter eggs were purchased as class prizes for the Easter Bonnet Competition

March 2015

Expanded the Christmas dinner to include chipolatas, Christmas pudding, squash and a chocolate treat at no extra cost to the children

December 2014

13ft artificial Christmas tree and Christmas lights

December 2014

16 laptops for KS1 complete with storage trolley and software

November 2014

Storage shed

November 2014

Disco for Year 6 leaverss

November 2014

BBQ for summer fayre

July 2014

 

 

 In 2013 a cheque for £9,000 was presented to the school and used to purchase:

  • visualisers for every class,

  • story sacks and maths games for nursery children to share at home with their parents,

  • play equipment for KS1 playtimes, 

  • netball court markings on the playground,

  • a puppet for group work,

  • class sets of novels for KS2,

  • payment towards the cost of parents using Phonics Bug at home,

  • resources for FRIENDS and FUN FRIENDS,

  • new library computers and

  • Circus skills equipment for lunch play.

 

The HSA also paid for a school license for a valuable teaching and learning resource,  contributed towards the cost of tea and coffee in the staffroom for staff and visitors for a term, and paid the additional costs for the December 2013 Christmas Dinner.

 

 

In 2011-12 the money from the HSA purchased a range of smaller projects:

  • additional reading books and phonics resources for Key Stage One,

  • additional reading books for Key Stage Two,

  • sports team kits for when our pupils compete in tournaments,

  • play equipment for KS1 playtimes,

  • a climbing wall and Gazebo for Nursery and Reception children,

  • 'small world' play resources for Nursery and Reception,

  • new sand and water trays for Nursery,

  • playground markings in the courtyard for outdoor learning and

  • new lunchbox trolleys.

     

 

In previous years the money from the HSA has supported the following 'large' purchases:

  • Key Stage Two laptop trolley with 16 laptops,

  • development of the Early Years outdoor learning environment,

  • the Trim Trail and

  • development of the school field environmental area and seating.