Fox is a way for parents and others to supplement and stabilise Fox’s operating
budget through voluntary monthly or on-off donations. In the face of
major government funding cuts, these donations are critical for Fox to maintain
the staffing levels, environment and educational opportunities our kids enjoy.
How to donate
One-off or regular monthly donations can be set up online via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) platform using the button above. All details regarding donations will be kept strictly confidential.
Payroll Giving enables employees to donate to a registered charity with pre-tax money. If your employer offers Payroll Giving (also referred to as ‘workplace giving’), we can help you set this up through CAF. Contact the FSA chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Direct Bank Transfer
Due to limited administrative processing resources, we prefer that Gift-Aid eligible donations are made via the Charities Aid Foundation platform:
If, however, for some reason you prefer to make a deposit directly into the Keep It Fox bank account, please contact the school office for KIFF bank details.
More FAQs about KIFF:
What is the Keep It Fox Fund (KIFF)? Keep It Fox is a way for parents and others to supplement and stabilise Fox’s operating budget through voluntary monthly or on-off donations. Because of KIFF funds, Fox can maintain the staffing levels and environment our kids enjoy despite major government funding cuts.
Who donates to KIFF?
Anyone can donate to KIFF. Most donors are current Fox parents, though sometimes alumni parents, grandparents, godparents or others make contributions as well. In addition, some employers offer matching programs for charitable giving and in that way contribute to KIFF. As a school community, our goal this year is 100% participation among Fox families – every £ counts! This goal reflects the fact that KIFF benefits all children at Fox and we all share the common goal of providing the best possible education for our kids.
How can I donate to KIFF?
Donations in any amount can be made as a recurring bank transfers or as one-off payments here:
How is KIFF money used?
All money raised through KIFF is transferred to Fox Primary School and is then used at the discretion of the school’s administration within its operating budget. Given that roughly 80% of Fox’s costs are staffing costs, most (if not all) of the money raised by KIFF goes to paying teacher salaries, primarily for additional Teaching Assistants and Specialist Teachers. For example, money raised during the 2018-19 school year will fund three Teaching Assistants and contribute to funding Specialist Teachers in PE, art, music, dance, etc. during the 2019-20 school year.
Is KIFF a registered charity?
KIFF falls under Fox’s parent organisation, the Fox School Association (FSA), which is a registered charity (Charity No. 1178799). Because it is part of a registered charity, eligible donations to KIFF receive an additional 25% of funds from the government, amplifying the impact of a donation to KIFF.
Fox is a state school. Why do we need KIFF?
The implementation of the National Funding Formula means a significant reduction in per-pupil government funding in real terms for many schools, including Fox. Without additional funds, Fox will not be able to maintain its current level of provision, such as: • Maintaining adequate pupil:teacher ratios, allowing for needed interventions and the capacity to extend the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students • Offering the breadth and depth of curriculum it currently provides • Supplementing classroom learning with field trips and other experiences • Offering the quantity and quality of clubs our kids enjoy • Offering Breakfast Club and Fox Play for as many children as are currently accommodated