Love and Service Fund
"We are the Centenary generation and we can all be proud that we are doing it right." Paul Stubbings, Headmaster
On 7 June 2016, the Headmaster launched the Love and Service Fund (formerly known as the Governors Fund), uniting all streams of fundraising at the Vaughan for one common and urgent goal: to maintain the excellent standard of education, exceptional facilities and wide range of opportunities offered to all pupils, regardless of their background. The news of the reduction in state funding and cuts to education grants means that the school needs more support than ever before. Therefore, we ask all families, friends and Old Vaughanians to consider how they can best support the school, by volunteering their time or by making a gift or pledge to the school that is right for them.
The Vaughan has always been extremely fortunate to have a strong culture of philanthropy and a generous community who support the school each year. In October 2014, the school launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the Vaughan: Amare et Servire: A Second Century of Love and Service to raise funds for large-scale capital projects and essential developments. The response was tremendous, with members from across the Vaughan community challenging themselves personally and stepping forward to make extraordinary commitments, enabling the school to raise a staggering £7 million.
Thanks to the success of the campaign the school was able to make vital investments across three key priority areas:
PEOPLE (teaching staff) – enabling the professional development of our teachers, providing training for those aspiring to move into more senior positions at the Vaughan and investing in the development of newly qualified teachers.
PROGRAMMES (Catholic ethos) – expanding the opportunities for pupils to live their faith and for us to involve parents in new ways to strengthen the Vaughan’s role as a beacon of Catholic life.
PROJECTS (facilities) – refurbishing major parts of our existing building and developing a new annex to create more classrooms, IT suite, SEN suite and eight brand new Science laboratories. Future plans include refurbishment of Addison Hall and further development to the main building.
Through the Love and Service Fund, we hope to raise the necessary additional annual funds to enable the Vaughan to continue providing an exceptional education, in this increasingly difficult financial environment, for those who attend the Vaughan now and in the future.