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Funding - activities & projects

The DSPA fund or co-fund a variety of activities and items that fall outside the scope of the School’s normal remit. The general criteria for funding is that the service or item to be purchased should be enriching and developmental for pupils. Inevitably, some requests for funding rather stretch the imagination in this respect, but we strive to be fair, consistent, and properly accountable for the funds we have raised from parents at the various events. Pupils and members of the academic and house staff are invited to submit funding applications to the DSPA annually. the DSPA Travel Scholarship is open to Sixth form Pupils who are invited to submit applications for travel sponsorships to the DSPA on an annual basis. All the money granted is through the generous support of all parents and extended families of Dauntsey's School.               

A Big Thank you to you all.

Below is a list from the last number of years shown what the DSPA funded.

The new clock that went up in the summer holidays - 2015. 

Academic year 2014 – Funding requests awarded totalling £5282.98

  • · English Dept : 6th form and Middle School Public Speaking competitions - £200 per competition.
  • · Extra Italian Club – Italian Text books - £47.98
  • · Swimming Dept – Swimming Pace Clock 1 metre in diameter - £300
  • · The Manor and Lower School Trips – GoPro Camera and Accessories - £250
  • · Tech Dept – Portable PAT Tester - £1,115
  • · Undaunted Street Dance Club – Costume Purchase - £300
  • · Young Enterprise Company Program 2014 - Initiative Funding : Awarded £500
  • · French Dept : Activities items - £50.00
  • · DT Department : Additional Television Screen - £250.00
  • · Lower School : 1st Form and Third form Competition Trophy / prizes - £350
  • · Fitzmaurice House – projector & speakers not purchased last year as required additional funds of £250. This was granted.

The 2014 DSPA Travel Scholarship was well supported with 8 U6 pupils participating. It was an interesting evening, hearing about travels through the Peruvian Amazon, technology in Tanzania, The River Ganges, teaching English in a Buddhist Monastery and cycling from Buenos Aires to Quito. The winner of the 2014 DSPA Travel Scholarship was Zach Dunnett who plans to study "the role of technology in African Development. Well done Zach. The other participants were each awarded £25.00 Amazon vouchers.

Tech Crew

Tech Crew

Academic year 2013 – Funding requests awarded with amounts – Total £2246.00

  • · English Dept : 50 Book Shaped Enamel button badges for Reading Ambassadors - £147
  • · Fitzmaurice House : Projector and Speakers for House events - £500
  • · Young Enterprise 2012-2013 Initiative Funding - Awarded £500
  • · Robotics Club : New Venture – purchased LegoR Mindstorms EV3 package - £299.00
  • · Model railway club: purchase track and rolling stock for a 8 x 4 layout based on the GWR Stream era - £500.00
  • Go-Ape Activity for Moonrakers winning team - Awarded £300
The 2013 annual DSPA Travel Scholarship, first prize of £1000 was awarded to Toby Sampson and Sacha Yates for a combined physical and mental expedition – cycling from West Lavington to Genoa exploring why the borders of western Europe are where they are and the influence their movements have had on the culture of parts of France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Second prize of £600 was awarded to Sophie Badman and Charlotte Mangham to help fund the Bolivian leg of an ambitious plan to travel through south America, exploring the diverse communities and geography of this exciting region.
    £50 Amazon vouchers were also awarded to the other finalists – Finlay Kenneth for diving in Belize and Rogan Galea and Josh Morris for a return trip to Romania to help at the orphanage the school supports.

Travel Scholarship 2014

Young Enterprise Club 2013

Autumn Term (2012) Funding Awarded

  • · Art Dept: Maxon Cinema 4D software licences - Awarded £576
  • · Hemens House: Projector - Awarded £285
  • · Jeanne House: Cake Baking Items - Awarded £100
  • · Maths Dept: Puzzles & Games - Awarded £173
  • · Mountain Biking Club: Sports Video Camera - Awarded £380
  • · Young Enterprise 2012-2013 Initiative Funding - Awarded £500
  • · Go-Ape Activity for Moonrakers winning team - Awarded £300

Total Autumn Term Awards £2314 – a big thank you to all Parents for making this possible!

The 2012 annual DSPA Travel Scholarship was awarded to George Fisher and Matthew Janes to support their plan to complete the Colorado Trail, a 486 mile middle altitude trail through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Durango. George and Matthew returned after their trip and presented to the school a detailed talk with photo’s and their experiences.

Spring Term (2011) Funding Awarded

  • · Senior Girls’ Day Houses – Foyer TV ‘to watch key domestic and world events’(!) - Awarded £475
  • · Mercer’s House Gas Barbeque – the old one caught fire! - Awarded £350
  • · Young Enterprise 2011-2012 Initiative Funding - Awarded £500
  • · Go-Ape Activity for Moonrakers winning team - Awarded £300

Autumn Term (2010) Funding Awarded

  • · Big Green Thing - assistance for 10 6th Formers to attend Climate Change Conference - Awarded £390
  • · Computing Club - Games Programming Licences - Awarded £350
  • · Mathematics Department- Maths Puzzles - Awarded £200
  • · Sports Department - Subsuits - Awarded £160
  • · Trampolining Club - 12 competition Leotards - Awarded £240