Aylesbury Grammar School will be 425 years old in 2023 and whilst we are proud of our history and reputation as an exceptional School we also know we must look to the future.
We provide an education for each and every student which is unparalleled in breadth and quality of opportunity, but in order to maintain this we need facilities to match our vision. We face significant financial challenges. We are one of the most successful Schools in the country but it may surprise you to learn we remain in the bottom twenty lowest funded schools in the country. The School has occupied its current site for over a century and has some rapidly deteriorating learning and teaching spaces – many are not fit for teaching and learning in the modern world – and so this is where you come in.
As an Academy our annual operating costs are funded through central government. In recent years, our annual allocation per student has been decreasing in real terms. Funding just about covers our basic operating costs through our efficient financial management but there are no funds for the refurbishment of existing or the building of new facilities.
This means if we want to invest in our buildings and technology, or to continue to enrich the curriculum, we have to look for additional outside sources to help, either through grants or our community for regular or one-off gifts.
Fundraising enables us to make improvements to our School, and provide opportunities for our students, that would not be possible otherwise.
There are a number of fundraising channels for Aylesbury Grammar School
There is still a vast amount to do. Our focus for fundraising this academic year is through the Aylesburian Annual Fund which is raising funds for the refurbishment of Art, DT and Engineering and it also supports our important Hardship Fund.
Aylesbury Grammar School was founded as a ‘free school’ for local students. Our commitment to this foundation and our values of ‘Respect & Aspire’ will drive our developments over the coming years.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who makes any gift, at any level, to our School. Every contribution makes a real difference to the lives of our AGS boys. Our pledge is to keep you informed on how your support directly benefits AGS students.