The St John's Angels
WELCOME TO ST JOHN’S ANGELS WHERE WE HELP THE CHILDREN OF ST JOHN’S FLY!
St John’s Angels is a special way to help our school, and we’d love you to be part of it.
Set up and administered by members of the PTA, ‘Angels' was inspired by the values at the heart of St John’s enhancing the learning of every child in our school community equally.
Becoming an Angel, means donating to the school on a monthly basis to provide regular financial support used to offer the children experiences that go beyond basic government requirements.
We want to give all children the chance to develop new skills and take part in activities focused on self-discovery and life experiences.
Examples of how the Angels have benefited the children of St Johns include bringing a pantomime to the school for KS1 children, while KS2 gets to experience London's West End with trips to shows such as The Lion King and Matilda.
Everyone can become a St John’s Angel – parents, carers, relatives, local businesses, anyone!
We are deeply grateful for the support of our existing Angels which has enabled us to offer the children some wonderful activities.
Just £2 per month kits out a child for tennis lessons, while £5 a month would give a West End Theatre ticket to 3 children.
Every single pound raised by Angels goes directly to the children and every child will St Johns benefit from it.
Don't just take our word for it, this is what the children have said...
“You’ve been lovely throughout the year making brilliant days for the school. Thank you so much.”
“Thank you for providing us with a wonderful day.”
“Thank you for giving us the best day of our life. I hope we could do this again.”
“Thank you St John’s Angels for a lovely Circus day.”
“Thank you for giving our class money to have this really fun day for us all.”
Ready to join in?
Becoming an Angel is as easy as setting up a standing order from your bank account.
Email us at email@example.com and we'll confirm the BACS details.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I committed to donating once I start?
Not at all. Becoming an Angel is not a big commitment - but will make a big difference - and you can simply cancel your standing order at any time. You can even choose to make a one-off payment rather than a regular donation.
How much should I donate?
No amount is too small – whatever you can give will provide a wonderful encouragement to pupils, carers and staff.
£2 a month would kit out a child for tennis lessons or buy 12 table tennis bats
£5 a month would give a West End Theatre ticket to 3 children
If just twenty people give £2 per month that’s nearly £1000 per year for the children.
Where does my money go?
Angels donations are paid into the PTA account but earmarked for Angels-funded activities (please use the reference 'Angels' on your payment).
Thanks to the fantastic support of our existing Angels we’ve been able to provide:
- Fully-funded trips for all the children including sea-side fun at Hastings; Farm trips and strawberry- picking; Chatham Dockyard; London Eye River Cruise and Swanley Park with kite-making
- Subsidies for trips to Barcelona; Brecon and the London Aquarium
- In-school learning activities such as the maths-themed Double-Trouble Day; Circus Workshops; Pirate Party; Bug Day extras
How is Angels different from the PTA?
St John’s Angels is a PTA initiative – set up and run by parent volunteers. Both the PTA and Angels aim to raise money to help the school.
The clearest distinction between the two is the way the money is raised:
- The PTA organise events such as the Christmas and Summer Fair and social evenings to raise money for the school, including facilities and classroom resources.
- St John’s Angels seeks to provide a source of on-going, regular income for the school in the form of donations and is spent specifically on enriching experiences for the children.
The PTA and Angels are complementary. We work together on schemes like the new School Pavilion and there may be times when the PTA and Angels join up to fundraise for particular initiatives.