What is The Aylesburian Annual Fund? It is a fund created to give the entire AGS community the opportunity to support the School.
Why do we need to ask for support? As a state academy school in Buckinghamshire, our financial situation is challenging. Costs continue to increase and in real terms, our actual funding per student has been decreasing. This year our funding amounts to an average of £4,200 per student. It’s only just sufficient to meet our basic operating costs and absolutely nothing further.
It is a harsh reality that we are still in the bottom 20 lowest funded Schools in the country.
The positive impact of fundraising Without external funding, we would not have any of our recently developed facilities. The Science Centre with 15 state-of-the-art laboratories, a newly refurbished Sixth-Form Centre or the Professor William Mead Library. Our students are benefiting daily from our improved facilities.
Our focus this year is on the much needed refurbishment of our IT learning rooms and the Fund continues to support our Hardship Fund which helps financially disadvantaged boys to benefit from opportunities at AGS they normally would not have access to.
Our culture of giving Some schools aggressively ask their parents to support them but we are keen to work in partnership with our community and to simply explain why we need to ask. This doesn’t mean that every family has to donate to the School – we know that’s not always possible. Any contribution is voluntary and any donation, at any level, will make a difference.
All the money raised is used to improve the AGS experience for every boy regardless.
It is quick and simple to set up a regular donation The best way is by completing the Donation Form (below) and returning it to the Development Office. If it is easier please contact the Development Office and the paperwork can be done for you or you can donate by telephone or on line. Simply click Donate Now below.
Your money will work harder for the School Gift Aid makes a tremendous difference to the impact of any donation because we are a registered charity. For every £1 you donate the School receives an additional 25p at no cost to you. For example, a monthly donation of just £10 a month would result in a total donation of £1050 over a 7-year period. With nearly 900 families in our School imagine the work we could do if every family were able to give £10 a month?
Thank you. Any regular or one off donation, large or small, will make a difference.
Please read the brochure which details our plans and decide on the easiest way for you to donate.
Ways to donate
Giving by Post
Please download the PDF of The Aylesburian Annual Fund (below) which includes a Standing Order and Gift Aid form. Please complete and return it to Alison Cox, Development Director, Aylesbury Grammar School, Walton Road, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP21 7RP.
The Aylesburian Annual Fund
We appreciate time is often tight and so it might be easier to simply click on the link below to set up a standing order or to make a one off donation. Please remember to complete the Gift Aid Declaration at the same time.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to advise us if you have done this. This is important for our records as funds come to us anonymously through this method. Thank you.
Giving over the phone
To set up a monthly Direct Debit gift over the phone, please contact the Development Office on 01296 480276 or 01296 480277.
Gifts made to the school may be eligible for Gift Aid which increases the value of your donation by 25%. Click Here for more information.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to reporting our progress over the coming months.