Fundraising & Campaigns

We are always looking to improve the school and ensure that your child has the best learning experience and the best opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities. 

Direct government funding to schools can only do so much and the reality is we continue to require additional sources of funds to help us with the ‘extras’ our school needs. This is why we need your direct donations.

We are very grateful to those parents who have contributed to the Future Fund – the name we give to fundraising at Wycombe High School – throughout their daughter’s time at the school, and we thank you for your generosity over the years.

We ask others to please consider this option, every donation really does makes a difference.

How can you help?

We have a strong tradition of parental giving which has enabled us to plan and deliver new state-of-the-art facilities. Regular giving to the Wycombe High School Fund plays a vital role in upgrading our school and facilities which enhances the education of every one of our students.

Gift Aid
If you are a UK taxpayer please give through the Gift Aid Scheme which increases your gift to us by 25p for every £1 you donate. Higher rate taxpayers can claim additional tax relief
Matched Funding Scheme
You may work for a firm that offers a matched funding scheme. Some parents have also made company donations, which result in corporation tax savings for the company as well as benefiting the school. Or, could your business sponsor a project?

Achievements so far

Music Centre

Launched in 2011, the ‘Play Your Part’ for Music campaign raised a phenomenal £1.6 million for the Music Centre which was opened in 2016 by HRH The Duke of Kent.

Rehearsal, Recital and Performance Space
The centrepiece of the new building is a flexible area that can be transformed from two acoustically separate classrooms into a 150-seat performance space for our many choirs, bands and ensembles. There is also a music technology suite which houses sixteen computers and keyboards, all with headphones, which gives the students the opportunity to compose their own songs and music. There are nine practice rooms, including a Drum Room, support the 250+ students who take lessons with specialist peripatetic teachers. All are connected to the recording studio.
All-Weather Pitch

The ‘Play Your Part’ for Sport campaign was Launched in September 2015. The £725,000
cost for the pitch was raised by September 2017 through various events and funding sources. The pitch was completed in January 2018 and opened by Helen Richardson-Walsh OLY MBE.

Our all-weather pitch extends the sporting Participation and success of our students
throughout the year. It also supports the local community, sports clubs and organisations.

Technology facilities upgraded

Upgrades to Computer Suite, Graphics Room and Food Facilities.

Science Laboratory Refurbishment

Over the past few years all of the 1950s science labs have been upgraded, the most recent two in summer 2021. These upgrades have been funded by parental donations, matched funding by the school and grants from the Wolfson Foundation. This transformation has been welcomed by students and staff and provides modern facilities for science and theory, learning and teaching.

Future Projects

Wycombe High School continues to implement its ten-year site development plan. Each year we target specific projects that enhance resources for teaching, learning, attainment and safeguarding the school. These would not be possible without external funding.

Fire Doors & Precautionary measures (£348,000)

  • Install new Fire doors to Downs, Christie, Miller and Verney Buildings
  • Extension of Fire Alarm System to cover all high-risk rooms to ensure current risks are suitably addressed
  • LED Installation of emergency lighting provisions and emergency escape signage within the Miller Building

Heating/Boiler & Lighting upgrades (£600,000)

  • Replace new boilers for improved fuel efficiency and lower maintenance and repair costs
  • LED lighting throughout
  • “Green” initiatives

Frequently Asked Questions

As a state-funded grammar school we have no fees to support us. Government funding is very limited and often restricted to essential maintenance. If we do not do this for ourselves, the school will quite simply stand still. By raising additional funds through regular parental donations, we can move at pace to provide the facilities and resources that we feel are essential to support your daughter’s education here and the education of future generations.
No. In fact, quite the opposite. By raising money we can often attract additional matched funds from central government and from other grant-making bodies. For example, we applied for, and were awarded, grants totalling £127k from the Wolfson Foundation for a new Data Logging Suite and Science Prep Room and refurbishment of two science labs.

Yes, and we continue to pursue these routes, too, and in many cases have successfully done so. Over recent years we applied for, and were awarded £1.9M in grants, for the Miller Block Window Replacement Project; the Christie and Downs Window Replacement Project; the Music Centre; Performing Arts Studios; a Zoned Heating System for the Gym and Performing Arts Studios, roof replacement project for Miller / Sixth Form, Sports Hall and Drama.

Only in a positive way. We will be able to put in place the resources that we feel are key to supporting your daughter’s education at Wycombe High School. Your daughter will leave us as a confident and inspired young woman, equipped with the educational and social skills to meet the demands of the 21st Century. Thank you for supporting Wycombe High School.

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