As a small school we are increasingly dependent on donations and sponsorships from a variety of partners both locally and nationally. If you are interested in becoming a Sidlesham Partner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about the projects that currently require funding.
Every little helps and contributions can be large or small, all support makes a difference to the quality of education that we can deliver. We have a selection of Amazon Wishlists which donors can select items from to get delivered straight to the school. If you are able and would like to, you can donate new books to our library by visiting our Sidlesham Book Wish List and choosing a book or two. Or if you'd like to make a larger donation of some technology, go to our Technology for Learning wish list. If you would like to support our outdoor learning we also have a list for Welly Wednesdays. Remember to select the school as the delivery address!
A big thank you from the whole Sidlesham family to our partners who are helping us to provide the best education to our children and support their families in the best way we can.
Sterlingbuild and Nest Building Solutions The Nest
Our new outdoor classroom was built by Pete Melton, of Nest Building Solutions (Chichester), with the roof generously donated by Sterlingbuild Ltd.
The Nest will be used all year round to support learning in our wonderful surroundings come rain or shine. It is a further enhancement to support teaching during Welly Wednesday and other lessons, as well as being home to Sidlesham Samba.
MPP Digital Photocopier
MPP Digital in Chichester have kindly donated a repurposed printer and photocopier which is saving the school a huge amount of money from our previous lease agreement. MPP Director, Graham Herrington, and his team visited the school to install it and give a thorough training session to some of our staff members.
This partnership has been made through our ongoing work with the charity, Business 2 Schools, who continue to help schools around the country find solutions to their furniture and technology requirement. Helping to reuse and recycle while supporting our school, and many like us, on tight budgets.
To support the school and our community during the partial school closure of January and February 2021, we received a generous grant from the ASDA Foundation.
This has been used to help supply food and stationery to some of our families to support them while they were learning from home. In addition to those resources, we will also use the grant to buy additional clothing and cleaning products.
A massive thank you to everyone at ASDA for being there to help us out during a very challenging time.
Personal hygiene is more important than ever this year since the Covid 19 pandemic took hold and as a result the school’s budget has been hit hard. However, thanks to a generous donation from Glaxo Smith Kline we received 800 litres of hand sanitizer to use in our dispenser and share with other local schools. This is going a long way to keeping our staff and children safe while also saving us a considerable amount of money.
Thanks also must go to Eezehaul Logistics for helping to safely distribute the sanitizer to ours and other schools in the area.
Ferry Farm Chromebooks
We were delighted and relieved to hear that we were to receive the 10 Chromebooks from Ferry Farm Community Solar. Just when our school community was most at need during the height of the pandemic, the technology arrived to enable us to better meet the home learning needs of some of our families.
By providing Chromebooks to our school, Ferry Farm Community Solar have helped us to support children whether they are at home or at school. We have been able to set and receive work from the children while they were away from school using Google Classroom, which is accessible through the devices provided to us. The donation of the Chromebooks provided a vital link of communication and education to our children and their families during our time of greatest need.
The Chromebooks were shared between 10 families across the school community during the lockdown period and are now being used across the school to support the learning needs of our 138 children.
Thanks to the generous grant from Music For All, Sidlesham Primary School have been able to invest in a samba drumming set. As soon as the grant was received we ordered the equipment and started making plans.
So far all of our year 3 and 4 children have had samba lessons as well as tasters for years 5 and 2. This is a total of over 80 children.
In addition, the teaching staff have all received samba drumming CPD so that they are increasingly confident in their delivery of music lessons and the music provision at the school is sustainable and can continue long into the future.
Sidlesham Samba Club began on Monday 2nd March. Following the lessons and taster sessions - we were delighted that the club was oversubscribed!
Sidlesham Primary School would like to thank everyone at Music For All for helping us to further enrich our curriculum offer and continue to engage our children through a love of music.
Covers Bike Rack
Covers Timber and Builders Merchants have kindly donated a new bike rack to our school. It's great that more of our children are now able to cycle to school and goes a little way to reducing our collective carbon footprint. Thanks to Covers for the donation and also to Pete Melton for approaching them in the first place and helping with the installation.
Business 2 Schools
We have been fortunate enough to work with the lovely people at Business 2 Schools for the last few years. They rehome unwanted furniture, tech, furnishings and anything else from large businesses to support schools in need and help protect the environment by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill sites.