Development

The Pinewood Foundation exists to support the aims of the School through charitable giving. It helps to finance the development strategy of the School, as well as supporting an endowment fund for children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Over the past 18 years Pinewood has seen significant investment in updating and providing key facilities which has allowed Pinewood to achieve its aim of becoming the leading independent co-educational school for children aged 3-13 in the area.  A new Astroturf, new Changing Block, the Science Block, upgrades to Pre-Prep and Nursery, a new Sports Hall and more recently a new kitchen servery, and an extension to girls’ boarding are all projects which have been completed.

Currently Pinewood is in the process of building a new state-of-the-art Teaching and Learning Centre.  The Centre will enhance the current teaching provision and enrich our children’s lives. It will provide a new base for Middle School, thereby taking some of the footfall away from Bourton House and ensuring lasting preservation of this building.  Boarding facilities will also be upgraded as part of the redistribution of space in the main building.

With the arrival of a new Head in Sept 2020 and as the school approaches its 150th Anniversary in 2025 Pinewood will continue to look for ways in which the Foundation can assist the school to achieve its aims.

Pinewood is proud to be able to provide bursaries through its Endowment Fund which enables families who might not otherwise be able to send a child to Pinewood, to do so.   The bursaries are currently funded by the school but we always welcome interest from those who would like to support the Endowment which gives children the chance to enjoy a first class educational experience, as well as contributing to the on-going successes of the school.

The School is mindful that its long term future security cannot rest simply on the income generated by fees and therefore welcomes donations from current or former parents, former pupils and other supporters.

If you wish to donate to the School and would like to discuss contributing to the Foundation or specifically to the Endowment Fund, then please telephone or email the Development Officer, Mrs Nicky Dingle on (01793) 782205 or nicoladingle@pinewoodschool.co.uk.

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