Governor Building Fund
Science & Technology Building
Update March 2019
The college is working closely with Southampton City Council and the Diocese of Portsmouth to build a new Science and Technology Block, work will start in August 2019.
We have recently agreed that the contractor who will deliver the building work is Kier. You will begin to see some changes at school, especially after the summer holidays this year and we expect that by September 2019 our new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and a footpath to it will be ready, replacing the recreational and sports area being used by the new site. As part of this project by September we will also have 4 extra temporary classrooms, new girls changing rooms and for the work be underway on the new building- this is due to be completed by summer 2020.
This is a really exciting project that will benefit the whole of the Saint 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 or email or 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.