Commencing school year 2017/18 the school introduced a “voluntary donations” option for parents to make contributions as a direct consequence of budget cuts. At the same time they introduced a mandatory “school fund” payment of £25 for all parents (payable in one lump sum for whole school year or termly) for the same reason (offsite trips are charged in addition). Recently the swimming pool has been closed and swimming lessons ceased due to the repair, maintenance and on-going costs being prohibitive to on-going use (despite parental contributions to lessons). School trips have come close to being cancelled as they are no longer viable unless all parents contribute. Parents via the PTA have taken responsibility for maintaining and improving the playground (resources, planting, painting etc).