School Fund

You will be aware that all schools are facing a very difficult financial situation with cuts in funding. We have a sound history of employing our budget wisely to ensure that the pupils benefit to the utmost from our funding.

However we are also an ambitious school and want to provide the very best experiences and facilities for our students and our aim is to maintain these high standards in what is increasingly a challenging environment for schools. Gifts from former pupils and parents, staff and other friends of the school have been spent on a variety of projects. All these projects successfully provided new facilities and opportunities for the direct and immediate benefit of LGGS students.

Giving to the School is a valuable way of supporting LGGS and the next generation. If you are able to make a donation to the LGGS Fund, you will be making a real difference to the facilities at LGGS and to the lives of all our students.

Our goal is to seek participation from everyone connected with the LGGS community by asking you to consider making a donation, regardless of how big or small the gift. Whether you are able to pledge a modest amount or to contribute on a monthly basis, it would be greatly appreciated and it would help us to achieve the very best for our students.

We have recently used money from our school charity fund to help support with our provision, this includes:

  • Providing additional mental health support and counselling
  • Purchasing new curriculum materials including a pottery wheel, new gym mats, Geography field work equipment
  • Purchasing outdoor and indoor dining tables to provide more space to eat at break and lunch
  • Providing transport to sporting fixtures

We also continue to use the fund to help students in need of financial assistance.

Moving forwards, we are planning to use our school funds in the following ways.

Short term:
  • Creating a new larger prayer and reflection room
  • Resurface the area outside of the Art block to produce an additional outdoor seating area
  • Other landscaping around the site, including Pear Tree Garden to provide more spaces for students to socialise.
Longer term:
  • Creating a larger indoor dining hall with a ground floor kitchen
  • Purchasing a school minibus to use for sports fixtures and other activities
  • Further buildings development including additional specialist teaching spaces e.g. Sports hall, Science Labs etc.

Any donation no matter how small makes a difference. For example, if every family contributed £10 per month with Gift Aid, then this would provide around £144,000 additional funds.

The ‘Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Fund’ is a registered charity which is separate to the LGGS Academy Trust, with different legal status, funding and aims, however the two are closely linked.

The Charity’s objects and activities are:  

  • to advance the education (including social and physical training of students at Lancaster Girls' Grammar School ("the school");
  • to provide and assist in the provision of facilities for the education and benefit of students at the school;
  • to support activities which are designed to enhance the all-round development of students at the school beyond what can be achieved within the state funded basic curriculum;
  • to provide education related opportunities to the local community (including primary schools) within the Lancaster district;
  • to provide modest prizes for scholastic and other achievements at the school.

The Charity’s annual report and accounts are available on the Charity Commission website:

The Charity is dependent on the generosity of its supporters when raising funds to meet its aims, and warmly welcomes either regular or one-off donations which can be made via our ParentPay donation page; bank transfer, or cheque.

Donate through ParentPay at:

You do not need a ParentPay account to use this donation page.

Donations to the Charity’s bank account can be made online or over the counter to:

Account name: LGGS Charity Account 

Bank: Lloyds

Sort: 30 14 60

Account: 13 33 70 68

Donors may alternatively send a cheque made payable to ‘Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Fund’ to The Finance Office, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Regent Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1SF.  

Please complete and return our Donation Notification Form to inform us how you would like your donation to be treated. Unless we receive specific instructions for the use of a donation, we will use the funds to further the published objects and activities of the charity, without restriction. 

Completed forms can either be emailed to

Alternatively they can be posted to The Finance Office, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Regent Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1SF.

Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Fund

Charitable donations of any value are eligible for tax relief. For example, for every £100 you donate, we can now claim an additional £25 from the HMRC, helping your donation go further at no extra cost to you.  

To do this the Charity needs to confirm that you are a current UK tax payer, and may then reclaim Gift Aid from the tax you pay for the current tax year.  

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to the Charity to benefit, please complete and our Gift Aid Declaration. We cannot claim Gift Aid unless we receive your completed Declaration.

Alternatively they can be posted to The Finance Office, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Regent Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1SF.

Lancaster Girls School Fund