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raised of £100,000 target by 186 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,085 to enable our students to have continuing access to Latin and Classical Civilisation qualifications despite government cuts to school funding

    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 31st January 2020

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    We are the Classics Department at High Storrs School in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, an 11-18 state comprehensive school with a diverse student body. Classical Civilisation and Latin have been part of our curriculum offer for many years – a tradition of which we are very proud, being, as far as we are aware, the only state school in Sheffield to make such an offer. All our Year 8 students get the chance to study our subjects before making options choices for GCSE and A level.

    So what is Classics and why do we offer it as a subject? Classics is for everyone. It is the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans and is hugely varied including, as it does, literature, art, society and culture and their lasting influence. It also forms the building blocks of many other modern cultures and languages. At High Storrs, we want to be able to introduce pupils to a wide variety of learning, enabling them to access subjects they might not otherwise get the chance to pursue.

    Unfortunately, constraints on the curriculum introduced by government in recent years have led to fewer students being able to choose Classical subjects, particularly at GCSE, despite many wishing to do so. Cuts to school funding across the country mean that our school can no longer afford to fund smaller groups of students such as we currently attract. For example, we had sixteen students wanting to study Latin in 2018/19 but GCSE groups across the school now typically have to contain thirty students or more because smaller groups are no longer financially viable. We need to access external funding in order to subsidise classes. Without this funding Classics at High Storrs may cease to be an option. Broadly speaking, we could say that every £5,000 or so that we manage to raise will enable a smaller group to run. These figures are based on how much our exam courses cost to run.



    • High Storrs3 years ago
      High Storrs

      High Storrs

      3 years ago

      A huge thank you to all our supporters who have donated so generously over the last couple of years. Our current total is £33,334 and we shall continue to fundraise going into the future. Our AS Latin students are thriving on their course and we shall be subsidising GCSE Classical Civilisation in the next academic year. This would not have been possible without your help and we are immensely grateful.

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    • High Storrs4 years ago
      High Storrs

      High Storrs

      4 years ago

      We would like to let our many wonderful supporters know that we will be drawing on the funds we’ve raised so far for the first time in September to enable five delightful sixth form students to take AS level Latin next year. This would not have been possible without your generous donations and we are very grateful. Our current total is £31,455.99.

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    • High Storrs5 years ago
      High Storrs

      High Storrs

      5 years ago

      Following further fundraising efforts in school, including our recent Grand Save Classics Raffle, we are delighted to inform our supporters that our current total is £31, 068. Many thanks to all those who offered prizes or bought tickets for the raffle. Our next fundraiser is at the school Christmas Fayre on 8th December. Follow the link below to watch our film about Save Classics kindly made by High Storrs alumnus and well-known broadcaster, Paul Heiney.

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    6 years ago

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    • Anonymous


      Nov 27, 2019

      Great cause! Keep going!


    • John Wade

      John Wade

      Jul 19, 2019

      Carry on the good work, Gina! Good luck.


    • Anna Williamson

      Anna Williamson

      Jun 6, 2019

      Thank you Miss Johnson for two great years of classics. I have thoroughly enjoyed the subject and am very grateful for all your help. Thank you Anna Williamson


    • Laura Alsop

      Laura Alsop

      May 25, 2019


    • Richard Dewire

      Richard Dewire

      May 14, 2019

      I loved Classics at school, hope we keep this going for as long as possible.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 30, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Mar 26, 2019

      I hope you manage to hit your target, best wishes, Craig

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    We are the Classics Department at High Storrs School in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, an 11-18 state comprehensive school with a diverse student body.

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