Despite the many achievements of the school, and being prudent and cautious in regard to how we spend our allocated funding, increasingly we struggle financially. Incremental increases in funding in recent years are not sufficient. Costs have increased per se. and funding does not reflect that. There is a mismatch between what things cost in the here and now, and the allocated funding. With this in mind, fundraising has become a priority at Thomas Jones.

Thomas Jones Patron Scheme

This year, thanks to a group of loyal parents a new fundraising initiative has been implemented called the Thomas Jones Patron Scheme. This involves parents, parents of ex-pupils and some local businesses becoming ‘Patrons’ of Thomas Jones. Each patron has made a donation of £500 or more (one-off, or annually) to help fund a particular area of the school’s activity. We currently have patrons for literacy, music, sports, art, science, drama, software, SEN, dyslexia, uniform, sustainability, languages, mainstream academics, adventure and discovery, and design, enterprise and invention.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all patrons for their generosity and ongoing trust and support. These donations will enable equity, enrichment and high standards of learning to continue for all pupils at Thomas Jones.

Some other parents at the school have expressed an interest in joining the Patrons scheme, which is wonderful, and if anyone else would like to do the same, please contact Abi Kantoch, Senior Leader, via

Local Sponsors

Lords Building Merchant Lords Builders Merchants

May we take this opportunity to thank Kevin, Stacey and Managing Director Darren from Lords Building Merchants  for their generous donation earlier this month. Not only have they donated vital funds but have also pledged to support us with some small scale building projects in our play grounds such as developing our planters. We are incredibly grateful.

Biscuiteers Biscuiteers

Many thanks to Biscuiteers who recently donated some beautiful hand crafted biscuits for our Patron Event. Please do visit their website to see all they have to offer including a competition, icing cafe, and holiday events. We are also pleased to share a 2for1 voucher for their icing cafe, please see the attachment in the right hand column.

Easy Fundraising easy fundraising.png

Thomas Jones has been set up on easy fundraising to enable people from our school community and any other supporter to raise money for us just by doing their usual online shopping.

If you wish to sign up and help us to raise vital funds, you can click on the link below to set up an account and which will automatically link you to Thomas Jones School:

You will raise donations every time you spend through one of their approved retailers via the easy fundraising website so it just means remembering to access online shopping this way. To do this you can click ‘Add donation Reminder’ at the top of the homepage when logged in, you only need to do this once.

Many thanks to all parents and carers who have already done this, we have already raised some vital funds.

Fundraising Priorities

Current fundraising priorities include:

  • School uniform initiative (all pupils attired in the same pristine garb for equality) £5,000 per annum
  • Curriculum project (the single most inventive and innovative of current projects) £10,000 this year
  • School Journey (so that the long established residential trip to the Isle of Wight can continue, this affords an antidote for many children who have not been out of London) £5,000 per annum
  • Music lessons £5,000 as a starting point
  • A Learning Mentor £36,000 per annum
  • An additional Teaching Assistant £24,000 per annum
  • An intervention/booster specialist £30,000 per annum
  • Renewal of subscription to virtual learning software ‘Now Press Play’ at a cost of £2158.06 per annum
  • Continued renewal of school library books, class books, curriculum specific texts and home readers at a cost of £5,000 per annum
  • Landscaping and development work in the KS1 playground at a cost of £10,000


If you would like to make a donation outside of a planned fundraising event then do get in touch via and a member of the Leadership Team will be in touch.