Governor Building Fund
Building Work Update Autumn 2019
The college is working closely with Southampton City Council and the Diocese of Portsmouth on a number of exciting new developments in the school grounds. These are:
- A state of the art Science and Technology Block
- New Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
- Additional temporary classrooms
- New visitors car park outside the main gates
- New female changing facilities.
Kier are our building contractors. They have been on site since the 2019 summer holidays and will be here until the work is done. Completion is is expected at the end of 2020.
If you are on the school site at all you will see that the work is well underway - our new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and a footpath to it will be ready very soon. The new visitors’ car park is already being used and is just outside the main gates. There are 4 extra classrooms near to the football pitches and new girls changing rooms in the main building are finished and in use. The ground work and preparation for the Science and Technology block is being prepared and work is starting. There are many safety precautions in place which we have been carefully managing with Kier – a temporary barrier separates the works from the parts of the school used by pupils; there are Kier staff in key locations around the site ensuring machinery and vehicles move safely.
Pupils and staff can watch the progress of the new block through windows in the temporary walls. The current Science and Technology block will be removed once we are ready to use the new one. This is a really exciting project that will benefit the whole of the St George community and we need your help to make sure that it is a success.
Our college is a ‘Voluntary Aided’ school, which means that when the Government gives money for projects like the new building, the school is required to contribute 10% towards it. Parents can help the school to do this by making contributions towards our Building Fund via the ‘Governors Voluntary Fund’. We will use the funds raised through this in the new building on some practical things that will benefit all children in the school, including:
Funding will be used to update practical science equipment and kit out new areas in the science block. This will help students to do more practical work, working in smaller groups and allow them to gain more hands on science experience.
A really exciting and new resource that the new building will add to the college is a facility for food technology – to help students develop an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety. Funding will also be used to provide all the new equipment for this area.
To help the school with this please consider contributing to the Governors Voluntary Fund. Every donation up until the building is operational will be used towards providing the equipment.
We are initially asking for a voluntary contribution of £5 per month from each family. This can be paid by standing order. Contributions of more or less than this are also very welcome as are one off donations and corporate sponsorship ideas– please contact us if you are interested in doing this.
To do this please take 3 steps below:
- Print and complete a standing order and gift aid form from the website or ask for one at school next time you are in;
- Either send this by post to us, email, hand back to the school office or use the details to arrange payment at your bank;
Include the name and class of the pupil / child you care for as a reference for this.