Following on from the generous donations given to the school in memory of Mrs Mitchell, the school, family and The Friends Committee have met regularly to discuss possible projects which would be a lasting legacy to her and the exceptional contribution she made to the school and the whole community.
Space is something which is very limited at Coulsdon C of E Primary and Mrs Mitchell, like all of us, was keen to find additional space to help further the children’s education. We would like to build an additional learning space (which would be fully heated and able to be used all the year round) in the playground situated next to the PE shed.
The building will be multipurpose and will enable small group teaching to be carried out. This is our way of continuing and building on Mrs Mitchell’s legacy and reflects her passion for inclusion and supporting a wide range of special educational needs provision such as sensory breaks, dyslexia tutoring and counselling.
We are all very excited by the opportunities this development will bring to all pupils in the school currently and in the future.
We are keen this building is built to a high standard and also large enough for small groups to be supported in it.
The plans for the building are being finalised and we will soon add them to this page so you can all see how this exciting building will help the children in our school in the years to come.
PLANS AND DESIGN TO BE ADDED
From the quotations we have received so far we are looking to raise £38,000.
We have raised £11,000 towards this project from money from Mrs Mitchell’s Just Giving Page and from The Friends. We are looking at raising the rest of the money needed during this academic year. We have started applications towards grants we can apply for and The Friends Committee is kindly working alongside the school to plan events.
If you are a parent or carer
There will be lots of fundraising events including the May Ball which is being renamed ‘The Butterfly Ball’ for this year. The Friends Committee are busily planning this event and further details can be found here.
If anyone does have any contacts with companies that offer match funding please do email the school here.
If you would like to make a seperate donation then please complete the attached form and return to the school office or to the Friends email.
If you are a business
On Saturday 11 May, we will be holding a ‘Butterfly Ball’, a large ticketed fundraising evening at Coulsdon Manor. During the evening, we will be holding an auction and raffle and are seeking donations from potential donors, such as yourselves, to help us raise as much as we can towards this vital addition for the children. If you are able to support our small school in some way, we would be so very grateful.
Or you may want to consider donating directly towards the cost of the building. If this is something you are able to help with then please do contact us directly here.