Churchill Academy

Churchill Opportunities Fund

Following years of dedicated service from the PTA, we have now brought fundraising “in house” under the Churchill Academy & Sixth Form Opportunities Fund. This is a ring-fenced account for donations and the proceeds of fundraising, designed to support activities at the Academy which benefit students.

Departments, Houses, extra-curricular activities, or student-led groups can make bids to the Opportunities Fund from for any items or events which "inspire and enable young people to make a positive difference":

  • To themselves
  • To the Academy
  • To the wider community

Bids are assessed by the Opportunities Fund Panel three times a year, with funding awarded to projects on the basis of the expected impact, added value to the Academy, and clear and explicit links to the Academy’s aims. Opportunities Fund money will only be used to directly benefit students.

How do I support the Opportunities Fund?

Donate on ParentPay

A payment item has been set up on parentpay, you can use this to donate to the opportunities fund. The default payment option has been set up at £5, however you can overwrite this with your donation amount. This payment item will be re-released in line with the 3 bid windows.

Play the School Lottery

Our lottery costs from just £1 a week.  It’s an easy way to support the Academy and help raise funds.  40% of ticket sales come back to us. There’s a guaranteed winner every week as well as the chance to win £25,000.  It’s easy to sign up online to start supporting our Academy today.

 Our first draw takes place on Saturday, 29 February 2020 – don’t miss out on your chance to win a share of our lottery or the big £25,000 weekly prize!



*This initiative does comply with gambling rules and all entrants need to be over the age of 16 to enter.*

Use The Giving Machine

You can now find Churchill Academy & Sixth Form on The Giving Machine, a great fundraising site that lets you raise donations for Churchill Academy & Sixth Form whenever you shop online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny!

With over 2,200 of your favourite retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tui, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.

To start raising free donations go to The Giving Machine  and join – it’s that easy.

You can also download the free desktop reminder app to help you remember to always shop online via
The Giving Machine Reminder

Sponsor your child 

Each summer we complete a whole-school outdoor activity day including a sponsored walk (Year 7 and 8) and inter-house trek (Years 9 and 10). Sponsorship from this event will be split between the Opportunities Fund and the Academy’s nominated charity, which this year is Cancer Research UK.

The Opportunities Fund Panel

The Panel consists of: 

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy Headteacher
  • Two Governors, including at least one elected parent governor

The panel assesses bids three times a year. Details of the successful bids will be published here when they are made.