Recent donations

Each year, the Friends donate an incredible range of equipment, resources and opportunities to our school to help enhance the girls' learning and development and to support their creative and sporting prowess. This is only possible thanks to the dedication of the parents and staff on the Friends Committee, and to all the families who attend and support the events and activities provided by the Friends each year. Thank you so much to everyone who helps in any way they can.

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Donations in 2019/2020

In the 2019/20 academic year, the Friends donated in the region of £7,000 of equipment and experiences: Speaker for students and parents from Achieve.now for Dyslexia Awareness Week - Outdoor Stage for the Prep School - Themed decoration of the 4 English classrooms - West End Masterclass with Christina Modestou - Flood lights to light the Cyclorama in the Memorial Hall Theatre - Theatre standard projector in Memorial Hall Theatre - Prep School pizza oven - Education Awards to girls in the Sixth Form

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Donations in 2018/2019

In the 2018/19 academic year, the Friends donated over £12,000 of equipment and experiences: Outdoor pizza oven for Senior School and boarding - TV for the Medical Centre - A profiling tool for the Careers Department - Total renovation of the Prep School pond - Fireworks for leavers ball - Speakers for various Your Daughter talks and other specialist talks - House Flags - Student Leadership Teams Workshop - Graduation Gowns for the Year 13 Leavers celebrations - Seating curtains for productions in the Memorial Hall - 2 iPad Pros for the DT Department - Swing Ball sets for the Prep School - Education Awards to girls in the Sixth Form

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Donations in 2017/2018

In the 2017/18 academic year, the Friends donated over £25,000 of equipment and experiences: A donation of over £12,000 towards the Music School & Recording Studio Appeal - Curtains and lighting for productions in the Prep School hall - Sewing machines and sewing materials for the Prep School - 10 Spheros and Cubettos for the Prep School Coding Club - Fireworks for the Year 13 Leavers Ball - Modern Foreign Language DVDs, books and subscription for use in the Chapman Language Studio - Self-defense classes for Year 12 - Specialist cold-weather jackets for sports teams - Large screen TV for use in the Sixth Form Cafe - Speakers for various Your Daughter talks and other specialist talks - Zoo 3D software bundles for iPads - Education Awards to girls in the Sixth Form

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Donations in 2016/2017

In the 2016/17 academic year, the Friends donated over £14,000 of equipment and experiences: A Photolithography Exposure Unit for the Art Department - A 2nd set of mobile floodlights for the PE Department - An experience with 'Operating Theatre Live' - A set of yoga mats - Specialist speakers to inspire the students - Digital cameras for the Junior School - An exciting online learning package to bring Latin to life - A visit from the Flying Theatre Company - Playground equipment for the Junior School - Performance curtains for the Junior School stage - Fireworks and entertainment for the Year 11 and 13 Celebration Events - Fun sofas and chairs for the Junior School - The licence to perform Oliver The Musical - Education Awards to girls in the Sixth Form

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Donations in 2015/2016

From January 2015 to September 2016, the Friends donated well over £18,000 to a wide range of activities, projects, equipment and resources including: Piano - Mobile floodlights - 3D printer - Gloves to keep small hands warm in the Juniors’ playground - A set of French dictionaries for the Junior School - A circus workshop for the Junior girls to extend learning and skills in dance and movement - Fun games and equipment to support outdoor learning through play at the Junior School