We seek to provide luxury items and experiences that enhance the pupil experience. Everyone is invited to submit Wish List proposals which are presented to the Parents’ Association Committee and voted upon at nine meetings held throughout the year. To ensure funds are allocated fairly, the Parents’ Association follow YEARNS criteria, ensuring items are balanced across the Schools and subject areas, fit with the School’s strategic priorities, are out of the ordinary and have a clear signal of intent to enrich pupil experiences and support interests that appeal to the few as well as the many.
YEARNS criteria are defined as:
Yes – we start with a positive intention to support the application, to benefit the pupils and the wider school community.
Equal – we aim to balance our investments across the Schools and subject interests.
Astute – does the proposal fit the School’s strategic plan as it relates to pupils?
Radiate – is the proposal out of the ordinary and how does it enrich our community?
Niche – does the proposal support the passion and interests that appeal to the few as well as the many?
Sustainable – how does the proposal ensure the pupils will benefit for years to come and what impact will it have on the environment?
Wish List proposals supported during 2021/2022 included the purchase of flutes and clarinets for the Year 7 Instrumental Programme, diversity and inclusion and dyslexia friendly books for the Girls’ Preparatory School library, Ergo spin bikes in partnership with Surbiton High School Boat Club and funding for the performances and support of Freshwater Theatre Company during Shakespeare Week.