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Autumn Term 2022 Fundraising

I am delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for an enclosure to cover our new outdoor pool; this will facilitate year-round swimming for all of our children, children from other local schools and local community clubs and associations.

We had a very busy Autumn Term fundraising.  As a Community School we have continued to raise funds for many worthy causes; Charities we are passionate about and which remain close to our hearts, including:

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • Children in Need
  • Jeans for Genes
  • Harvest Fundraising which was shared between the Salvation Army and The Friends of St Peter’s Church
  • Christmas Jumper Day
  • Salvation Army Christmas Gift Appeal

During Autumn Term we were devastated to learn of the sudden and tragic passing of a parent of Stepgates Community School.  We were inundated by members of the community who wanted to help the family during a very difficult time; therefore, we set up a ‘Just Giving’ page in Memory of the parent and raised a significant amount of money through the generosity of our school community.

Friends of Stepgates School (FOSS), our very active Parent Teacher Association, also continue to raise funds to help the school provide ‘extras’ for the pupils of Stepgates Community School.  Autumn Term was another huge fundraising success for our FOSS Team, supported by our wonderful children, parents and staff, raising a total of £2,604.26!  A percentage of the total raised from the following events will be donated to our new swimming pool enclosure:

  • Uniform Sale - £59.78
  • Bag2School - £148
  • Break the Rules Day - £373
  • Pumpkin Carving Competition - £120
  • Halloween Disco - £792.88
  • Goose Fair - £524.39
  • ‘Elfridges’ Gift Stall - £586.21

Spring Term looks to be just as busy for our FOSS Team with many planned events, including a Table-Top Sale, Second-hand Uniform Sale, Mother’s Day Stall and Easter Disco.

Fundraising to build a permanent structure remains our priority and I will keep you updated with regard to progress.


Mrs T Ford