Every contribution helps the School to fulfil its mission of providing the highest quality education for every student.
How to set up your contributions
Follow the link below to visit our community site community.watfordboys.org
From here you will be invited to follow a secure link to set up a regular Direct Debit to donate £40 per month.
If you would prefer to make a one-off donation, or to make contributions of a different amount or different frequency, please select the 'Enter Amount' option.
If you are a UK taxpayer then, with Gift Aid, your donations give us an extra 25p for every £1 you give. Please remember to choose this option during set up.
The School does of course, understand that some parents will not be in a position to give such support, and, as always, you have assurance that this will in no way affect your son in this school.
Any questions can be directed to our External Relations and Fundraising Manager by email:
Why we ask for contributions from parents
The day-to-day budget of the school continues to face real pressures. The Government has introduced a National Funding Formula for schools and although this has increased the amount that we receive in grants, it fails to cover the additional external cost pressures that the School faces, many of which are outside the School’s control. In particular, the increasing operating costs of the school have been heavily impacted by the price of energy. We are seeking to reduce these costs by implementing energy saving strategies and technologies, including a new air source heat pump and LED lights. We also seek to maximise our income in several ways including through lettings and sponsorship. However, these strategies alone are not enough. Parental contributions are one of our greatest tools in bridging this gap.
How contributions are managed
In 1995 the Watford Fuller Foundation (WFF) was formed. This is a registered charity specifically created to receive funds to support the School. Today, the majority of parents make regular monthly donations to the Foundation. The WFF gives money to the school to assist our day-to-day operations, supports capital projects such as building new classrooms and has made possible many of the facilities and resources that all our boys benefit from including supporting the building of our modern STEM Centre, sporting facilities, including the new fitness centre, pavilion and all-weather pitch. We also use these funds to provide an extensive and easily accessible counselling service to support the wellbeing of all of our students.
We need support from parents
If we are to maintain the high academic standards and pastoral support that our students currently enjoy, and provide the type of education which rivals the very best in the private sector, we need your help. That is why I am making this request to you to help us with a regular contribution.
We suggest £40 per month – that’s around £2.60 per school day, roughly the price of a coffee.
Name: Watford Fuller Foundation
Address: Watford Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 7JF and
Charity registration number: 1062184