Ensuring the financial security required to help fund the improvements needed to enhance our learning environment
What is Pass the Baton?
We call our Gift Aid Covenant Donation scheme ‘Pass the Baton’, symbolising how we work and evolve, constantly ‘passing on the baton’ to the next generation of Coloma families, ensuring continuing improvements and enhancements to your daughter’s education.
Coloma receives minimal funding and relies heavily on your contributions to purchase new equipment, keep up with technological change, make premises improvements and pay for new facilities.
We depend on your generosity to support the pupils and therefore hope that you join in and ‘accept the baton’ as we are unable to sustain our level of success and improvement without your support.
What is the School Doing?
We renewed the staircases in the main building, had roofs repaired and replaced the drinking fountains. We also purchased additional laptops and contributed funds towards receiving a brand new minibus (via the Sunshine Coach Programme).
We updated the MFL block by decorating, renewing carpets and replacing much needed furniture.
We updated our Learning Resource Centre by decorating, renewing carpets and replacing much needed library furniture and IT equipment.
As well as annual improvements, we are working hard on future developments for your daughter and the school – planning for new buildings.
We are in the process of auditing our IT facilities across the site and will be looking at prioritising the areas with the highest need to invest in. We look forward to moving further into the world of technology, supporting our students with their learning.
How Do I Get Involved?
Joining the scheme is simple.
We are asking you to kindly contribute £40* a month, per child. This amount is at your discretion/ based on what you are able to commit to on a regular basis.
Please ensure you sign and return the Gift Aid declaration so we can claim an extra 25% on top of your donation.
What To Do Next?
If you are able to donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a unique bank reference number and bank payment details, so we will know who is donating and where applicable we will be able to collect further funding from the government in the form of ‘Gift Aid’.
Complete and return the Gift Aid form to the school Finance Office who will give you a unique reference number. You will need to set up a Standing Order through your bank, using the unique reference number.
If you are unable to make monthly donations, you can donate annually by completing and returning the Gift Aid form to the school Finance Office who will give you a unique reference number. You will need to set up a Standing Order through your bank, using the unique reference number.
You can also make one-off donations by contacting the school Finance Office, who will give you a unique reference number for you to use on your bank transfer to the school. Please also complete and return the Gift Aid form if you are a tax payer.
Already a Member?
If you are already part of the Pass the Baton scheme and you need to amend your donation amount, you can do this via your bank – cancelling and setting up a new instruction, using the unique payment reference number provided by the school. Please also check with email@example.com the school’s bank details to make payment to.
We really do appreciate every pound we receive from the scheme and the funds raised are put to use directly to enhance your daughter’s education and opportunities.
*We understand that this is not possible for all, but please support the school with whatever contribution you are able to make; thank you.