Brookfield School Community (officially known as Brookfield Primary School Association) is a registered charity, with the aim of enriching and supporting the education of all Brookfield children. It normally raises money through winter and summer fairs, bake sales and other events.
Brookfield Primary School, like many other schools across London, has had its government income cut in the last few years. This is because of flat education funding, increased costs and the proposed ‘Fairer Funding’ initiative. Brookfield School Community is committed to raising as much money as possible for the school, which is why we need your help.
Each year it funds several trips for the children, including helping towards the costs of the year 6 residential week at Sayers Croft, the year 5 experience, the year 2 trip to Broadstairs and several others. It also helps towards various artistic activities including Shakespeare workshops, the FAB project, music lessons and instruments, swimming, and other learning resources.
If you want to know more about the Brookfield School Community funded projects, please do get in touch.
How can you help Brookfield?
If you’d prefer, you can donate directly via BACS. If you would like to make a regular or one-off donation, please email email@example.com to get the bank details.
Donate via PayPal
There are several projects you can donate to – please see this page.
Charity Gift Aid
Whichever way you choose to donate, please always select the Gift Aid option if you are a UK tax payer. As a charity, this means we can reclaim an extra 25% on any donation; furthermore, if you are a higher rate tax payer, you can personally reclaim an additional 25% on all gift aid donations via a self-assessment tax return. For PayPal and BACS donations, the form is here.
One of the most valuable things you can do for the school, if you are eligible (see this link), is to apply for free school meals. Currently the government will pay schools an extra £1,455 per year for every pupil which has been eligible for free school meals at some point in the past six years. So, even though all pupils now receive free school meals, it is still worth applying to help the school! You can apply on Camden’s website by clicking this link.
In addition to organising lots of exciting fundraising events, the school has also signed up to Easyfundraising. This will make it easier for people to donate money directly to the school.
By signing up to Easyfundraising, your purchases with over 3,000 shops and sites, (including retailers such as Ocado, Amazon and uSwitch) will mean Brookfield gets a donation every time you shop. You simply install a browser plugin and it works automatically when you go to a participating online retailer. Here’s how to do it.
And it doesn’t cost you anything! Join up and ask family and friends to sign up too.
Every penny raised will help children at Brookfield and your generosity will make a real difference to the lives and education of children at Brookfield Primary School, now and in the future.