FunDS rAIsed AND Grants MADE
The Foundation Trust was established shortly before the opening of the West London Free School in 2011. The school has grown by one year group each year, and the voluntary parental contributions to the Foundation Trust have increased in line with this growth. In some years the Trust has received generous donations from other sources. These have made a positive difference to the overall annual amount raised. In 2016-17 the Foundation Trust began raising funds for the benefit of the Primary Schools and the 6th Form.
The majority of Foundation Trust grants have been made in support of the extra-curricular programme at the school enabling children to participate in a wide variety of confidence and character building pursuits. Additional grants have been made to enhance school facilities, books and the purchase of school transport
In 2017-18 the Trust continued to rely on standing order income plus a very welcome grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Grants were again focused on the Co-curricular programme with music, library and career education support attracting additional support.
In 2016/17 the Foundation Trust provided grants primarily for the extra-curricular programme both catxching up with prior years and for the substantially revised and improved programme in 2016-17.
The programme included activities in the following 27 areas:
History & Politics
In 2015/16 The Trust spent $43,278 on the part-funding of a Multi-Use Games Area at Palingswick House, providing a much needed outside sport facility. The Trust also funded library books and a set of Penguin classics used in form time reading. The music department was supported with funds for tuition at the Royal College of Music with the remainder going to the school's extra-curricular programme.