RPC Fundraising

One-third of all funds raised during the year is allocated to the school for the “nice to have” items that would fall outside the school budget.

The Rokeby Parents’ Circle work with the school to spend the funds raised across a variety of items spanning all subjects and year groups.  This has ranged from larger items such as the Year 8 Common Room (“The Den”) and drama lighting and backdrops (seen in action at the recent Peter Pan and Treasure Island productions) to Jenga blocks for wet playtimes and yoga mats for moments of calm.  The RPC also fund or contribute towards external speakers and workshops for both parents and boys.

Since September 2018 the RPC has spent over £17,000 on items for the boys.

Twinkl subscription for 10 users for 1 year£820
Drama backdrops£3,185
Year 3 camera
Sport video system£4,200
Year 5 wet play games£196
Storytelling workshop£479
Year 6 wet play games£202
Year 6 yoga mats x 9£72
Contribution to Dr Anusha Patel£1,000
Yoga blocks£66
3 x yoga mats£24
Year 8 Common Room decorations£500
Music: Djembe Drums£1,241
Support learning - illuminated lighting pads x 2£300
Amazon - Reception plane set x 2£53
Amazon - Reception wooden garage x 2£90
Amazon - Reception wooden train set x 2£100
Pass the bomb (Classics dept)£60
Amazon - 3 x Twister games (Classics dept)£78
Amazon - 3 x Lightbox, 3 large Jenga (Classics)£105
5 a day fitness subscription for whole school£302
Tumble tower x 3£75
Tumble tower x 3£75
Playground equipment£522
Drama lighting£3,284

September 2018

With parent support and lots of fundraising events in 2017/2018, some of the funds raised by RPC have bought the items listed below.  We will continue to work with the school on future spend.

Historical Lego bricks - Mr Attenborough£213
Football table£479
Kapla blocks - Mr Smith£87
Lego blocks - Mr Smith£90
Ikea - Year 1£20
Office furniture - Year 1£331
Amazon shelves - Year 1£27
Bookcase storage seating - Year 2£948
Data loggers£840
Reception playground£1,038
Year 8 Valedictory programme£1,000

September 2017

With parent support and lots of fundraising events in 2016/2017 Rokeby received a cheque from the RPC for £8,255. The RPC has bought the following items from funds raised in the current and previous financial years, which enable all boys at Rokeby to benefit from the following:

Three red gazebos£790
DT Lego Mindstorm Programme£2,287
Common Room pool table£389
Common Room CD player and CDs£72
World War Lego miniatures£389
Typewriter for the library£55
Secondhand uniform shed and rails£5,112
Activity mats£3,299
Tennis ball machine£1,995
House Flags£336
Sports match water bottles£332
Sat Nav equipment for minibuses£580
Picnic benches for playground£936
Gametop tables and games£1,326
Playground games and equipment£300
Lower School mud kitchen£520
Giant Jenga games£50
Table tennis bats and balls£57
Wheelbarrow and bricks£254
Outdoor storage box£70
Arts Fund for composer workshop£1,000

The RPC is also donating £18,000 towards the building of a new Year 8 Common Room.

September 2016

It is important for the RPC to feedback to the parents how Rokeby has chosen to spend the money raised by you as parents. Without the support of parents in attending social events, donating gifts, baking cakes and much more, none of this amazing fundraising would be possible.

The RPC would like to thank each and every parent for their time, donations and continued support.

With parent support and lots of fundraising events in 2015/2016 Rokeby received a staggering £38,574 and have been able to buy the following items for the benefit of the boys:

Laser 3D printer for the DT department £11,898
Nativity costumes for the Lower School £292
Playground equipment £1,187
Coffee/tea urns and 2 RPC gazebos£921
Sports pavilion clock£401
Cricket scoreboards£2,821
Year 8 contribution £800
Picnic table and benches for playground£3,282
Year 8 Common Room £500
PTA insurance £107
Christmas trees £68
Playtime set and bowling set £159
Marquees with Rokeby logo £4,972
Raffle drums £170