Like all schools, Cheney has faced of significant funding cuts and increased overheads. We are fortunate to have the support and expertise of our fantastic PTA, Cheney Friends, who work tirelessly throughout the year to raise funds to support a range of projects in the school. Since March 2020, we have also run an annual, targetted, Fundraising Appeal, where we ask our community for financial support for a specific project or projects.
To find out how you can help, read on...
Help Fundraise with Cheney Friends
Fundraising is just one of the many ways Cheney Friends supports the school. From grand pianos to wood-turning lathes, library books to rowing blades, Cheney Friends support students' learning and improve the school environment through a range of fabulous fundraising initiatives.
Cheney School Library - Fundraising Appeal
The library is as the heart of the school, providing access to a wide range of books and a quiet space to study. Funds raised will be used to keep the library maintained and well stocked, providing a welcoming environment for all pupils. DONATE NOW
Cheney School - Music and Drama departments' Fundraising Appeal
Cheney school are raising funds to buy musical instruments and equipment to upgrade facilities for the music and drama departments. Cheney school is proud of its diversity and its inclusive ethos, prioritising music and drama to further its cohesive and creative community. Pupils are given many opportunities to study music and drama and to take part in a wide range of concerts, productions and other events. The school has a large orchestra, girls’ and boys’ choirs, drumming and several other ensemble groups, and many students participate in piano and instrumental lessons.
The school is also expanding its music technology department, where students can gain equivalent GCSE and A level qualifications (with the same UCAS grade weightings). Students can develop skills, appreciation and understanding of all aspects of music and music production, and music technology is becoming a highly sought-after qualification for the workplace and for courses in higher education. It is an inclusive area of learning, open to pupils who may not have been able to learn a musical instrument and it works “to compliment many other qualifications through nurturing creativity, independence, teamwork, as well as IT, analytical and critical skills.” (Cheney Music department) .
Shop with any of the retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk, where we are listed as "Cheney School Association - Oxford, Headington", and a percentage of what you spend is passed to Cheney Friends, at no extra cost to you.
You can raise funds for Cheney Friends by shopping with Amazon Smile, where you will find us listed as “Cheney School Association”
2020-21 Fundraising Appeal: Cheney School Remote learning equipment
We would like to thank the whole Cheney community for their support with our remote learning appeal.
We have raised the sum of £28,257.99, including Gift Aid on donations made via the Cheney Friends. This will allow us to provide a heavily subsidised laptop to every child eligible for Free School Meals, and will mean that we are able to retain many of the advantages of remote learning into the future.
The appeal is now closed. Any further funds raised will be used to enhance the student experience: provision of additional resources, in-house alternative provision, pastoral support, investment in IT infrastructure, environmental improvement projects, inviting guest speakers/performers, to name a few.
How Can you Help?
We encourage donations through Cheney Friends above, because the school can claim Gift Aid. Alternatively...
Set up a Monthly Direct Debit
If you feel you could support the school by giving us a monthly donation, you can do so by setting up a Direct Debit. This money will go into a central (but ring fenced) pot to be used for enhancing student experience: provision of additional resources, in-house alternative provision, pastoral support, investment in IT infrastructure, environmental improvement projects, inviting guest speakers/performers, to name a few.
Please use your last name as your reference on the Direct Debit form below.
Make a One-Off Payment
If you don't feel like you can give monthly, but would like to 'do your bit' maybe you would like to give a one off amount into our central pot? You can do so by bank transfer, using the reference 'D001'and your surname:
Lloyds Bank - Community Schools Alliance Trust
Sort Code: 30-80-45
Account No: 33978360
We also accept cheques made payable to Cheney School - please address to Laura Waller.
Please note that occasionally we may use monies donated for a specific project on other projects which are beneficial to the school and its students. By making a donation you agree to the school doing so.