Astra Fund: Investing in the Future for our Students

It is our belief at Challoner’s that every student deserves to fulfil his potential. Whether strengths lie in the classroom, on the sports field, in the concert hall or on the stage, we want to be able to provide opportunities which will enhance students’ education, creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Our students enjoy a vast range of educational opportunities within and beyond the classroom. Some involve the continuing development of teaching and learning whilst others relate to challenging and enriching activities in music, sport, drama and other clubs and societies. There is a steadily increasing demand for us to spend money in many areas. Whilst public funding contributes to these, it cannot alone provide the facilities and opportunities we believe our students deserve. We seek to offer a quality of education normally associated with independent schools even though we only receive around one fifth of the funding per student. Our hope is that as many people as possible will be supportive of our Astra Fund so that students can benefit from new projects every year.

We aim to help all our students develop into well-rounded people with a love of learning. We want them to succeed to the very best of their abilities in the future. There is a direct link between improving our teaching and learning resources and improving the standards achieved by our students. Gifts to our Astra Fund will help us create an environment in which our students can thrive, making an immediate and tangible difference to their education. In recent years charitable donations have enabled us to finance improvements to sports facilities, music technology equipment, a new Graphic Design Suite and an upgrade to our IT provision which is regarded as one of the best in the country. You can also read about or most recent capital campaign, 'Raising the Roof' which enabled us to create a new Sixth Form Centre and Library. We were delighted that the new facility was opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex in June 2013.

If you are able to help, please make a donation:

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Any gift, large or small, is hugely appreciated, particularly if you are able to give on a regular basis. Please also remeber to complete the Gift Aid Declaration if applicable, which will increase the value of your gift to us significantly at no extra cost to you.

For further information about our Astra Fund, please contact Clare Atkinson (Development Director) on 01494 787570.