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Cheney Friends are leading a campaign 'Greening Cheney' to raise funds to improve outside spaces around the school site.

We are extremely grateful for every donation and - on behalf of the Cheney Community - we thank you for your generosity. By supporting the Greening Cheney initiative, you are helping to transform the urban courtyards of our school into pleasant, green spaces, which will encourage friendship, wildlife and wellbeing. These will be enjoyed by current and future generations of Cheney students, staff, carers and parents.

The Cheney Community would like to acknowledge the kind support of Hadingham Kirk in creating the designs for the new area and the following companies and charitable trusts:

Barnsbury Charitable Trust
Doris Field Charitable Trust
Councillors Roz Smith and Andy Graham
Headington Action

This year, we are focusing on one specific area: the space “affectionately” known as “the mudpits.”

Current Cheney mudpit (L)
Current Cheney mudpit (L)
Current Cheney mudpit (R)
Current Cheney mudpit (R)

This is a large, muddy, fenced zone (divided into two sections) at the top of the main playground. The area currently comprises a stretch of bare earth with a few worn wooden benches and some trees, themselves badly in need of attention.

After conversation with staff, parents and students, Hadingham Kirk, a local landscape company, has produced a design to revitalise this area for no fee - we are grateful for their generosity.

New Mud Pits design July 2023

Thanks to your donations, to grants from local trusts, Headington Action and two generous local councillors - we have raised a brilliant £28,000! The exciting news on this front is that it is going ahead this summer! (thanks to a very generous bequest, which, coupled with the Cheney Friends donation and the money that the school pledged, means we have enough for the entire project).

Cheney Friends has also funded the beautiful planters outside Reception and helped the Eco council by providing the money for swift boxes to go on the roof.

Donate HERE to the Greening Cheney Campaign

Help us transform the inner courtyards of our school into lively green spaces, designed to encourage friendship, wildlife and well-being.