WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF OUR ‘AYLESBURIAN’ FEATURE WALL?
Our ‘Inscribe a Plaque’ initiative is an opportunity for the Aylesburian Community to leave a lasting legacy and to celebrate their time at the School in our Sixth Form Common Room.
In recent years a number of Aylesburians have signed up to support the School by ‘Inscribing a Plaque’ with their names, houses and year to mark their time at the School and the inscribed plaques take pride of place on our Aylesburian Feature Wall in the refurbished Sixth Form Centre. This is a relatively new idea and our aim to cover an entire wall with the names of current and former students and families. It is already making quite an impact.
As you are aware most of our current students and many of our Old Aylesburians continue their education into the Sixth Form and we were pleased to receive a win a significant bid to the Department for Education to refurbish our Sixth Form facilities in 2016. Our case was strong as we simply didn’t have sufficient space to accommodate our students.
The refurnished facility has been in use since September 2016 and it is a notable improvement. We now provide a university style environment for our senior students with The Common Room and patio area as a social space, a study room for up to 40 students downstairs and a Learning Centre upstairs for 140 students. We know a majority of our Aylesburians have happy memories of their time during Sixth Form at the School and this refurbished area for our current and future students is now a fantastic space with a greater independent study area and a social environment that is akin to the experience of university undergraduates.
Our “Feature Wall” in the Sixth Form Common Room consists of individual plaques inscribed with the names of student(s) and/or their families who were inspired to donate to Aylesbury Grammar School to help improve our school facilities.
How to Donate
For one-off gift of £250 you will receive an “Inscribed Plaque Certificate” and your personal plaque will be added to our Feature Wall. As the Sixth Form refurbishment is now complete, this year we will be directing all funds received for this fundraising initiative towards the very much-needed refurbishment of one of our computer rooms.
If you are in a position to support this, we would very much appreciate you being part of this Wall.
The easiest way to make a donation is via bacs transfer to;
Aylesbury Grammar School
Sort Code: 30-90-38
Account Number: 01428864
Or you make a payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly state your name and reference “IAP”.
In both instances, it would also be helpful if you emailed email@example.com to advise you have a made a payment and we can then confirm your inscription with you.
If you prefer to donate by other means, simply email our Development Office firstname.lastname@example.org and they will talk you through the other ways of donating to this important initiative.
You are, of course, very welcome to ‘inscribe’ more than one plaque and if you are in a position to do so, we will ask you to sign a gift aid declaration that allows us to claim Gift Aid as this will give us an extra 25% from HMRC.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.