Making Our School Exceptional (MOSE)

MOSE is about bringing together all parts of our school community to help our children reach their full potential.

Gone are the days when schools can rely solely on central funds from Government to deliver their ambitious plans, it is critical that we find new ways of securing resources for the school and this is where we really need your help.

The Stoke Poges School is very grateful for the tremendous support we receive from our parents and from our local community.  If you would like to get involved and offer your support, please download our list of ‘10 small things’ you can do.

The school is extraordinarily well supported by volunteers; it is hard to imagine a world without this generous support, which includes School Governors, PTA members, Parent Reps, Parents and Community members helping in classrooms, in the Dining Room, running clubs, supporting PTA events, supporting school events and so much more.  You have told us that we need to be very specific in telling you where and when we need your help.  This is what we currently need:

We are always looking for community schemes to join that bring joint benefits to the School and to our supporters.  Currently on offer are:

Co-Op Local Community Fund

Every time Co-Op members purchase an own brand product they receive 5% of the spend on their loyalty card and the School’s ‘Outdoor Areas Renovation Project’ receives 1%

Chiltern South Bucks Lottery

A weekly lottery that raises money for good causes.  The school receives 50p for each ticket you purchase.   You have a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000

The School is working hard internally to manage our costs, having made significant efficiencies, but we need to find additional money for the improvements we want to make. Some examples of recent projects which we funded from internal resources and grants we were able to access are:

  • We purchased a new Phonics scheme that is being rolled out across the school and is already having a significant impact on the progress of the children
  • Interactive panels were installed in all classrooms at Easter, costing around £30k
  • Last year we spent around £100k on projects including installing wifi throughout the school, making major changes to the EYFS area, converting the “outdoor corridor” between EYFS and Year 1 into a new study area to allow smaller group working, and building the extension behind the kitchen, with new break-out and music rooms
  • We have replaced one of the school mini buses

However, we can’t continue to fund these kinds of investments from our existing resources, and we wanted to give you a flavour of some of the next projects we want to take forwards.

It is intended that your child/children will benefit from these projects during their time at The Stoke Poges School.  We urge you to support us in achieving these development plans.  We know committing to a regular monthly contribution or a one off contribution during these challenging financial times is often difficult, but your contribution really will make a difference. We passionately believe that all our pupils deserve access to the best possible facilities and experiences.  To make a donation please complete the School Development Gift Form.

Please be part of Making our School Exceptional - MOSE