About Us

The Marjorie Willis charity makes grants to individual students and to the school for support and equipment that is not provided from educational funding.

We are an established registered charity, that has been supporting Alderbrook School for 50 years.

The charity is managed by four Trustees including a senior member of staff and the head teacher.

The charity exists to raise funds for the school and the trustees can award grants for any appropriate educational purpose.
In practice this is used for items that are not provided through normal educational funding.

In the past the charity has paid for minibuses, water fountains and support for individuals to take part in activities.

More recently the charity has awarded grants including stage equipment, models for art, STEM equipment, reading pens, a breakfast, music lessons, basketball nets, a kiln, subsidised theatre and educational trips.

As a registered charity, we benefit from the Gift Aid scheme, which means we can claim an addition 25% of donations from taxpayers.

We are signed up to the fundraising regulator, which means we are committed to good practice in how we operate.
The accounts and reports are available on request.

Alderbrook School minibus

The Charity has four trustees:

  • Annette Scott (Chair)
  • Tom Beveridge (Head Teacher)
  • Tim Stent
  • Roger Leitch (Secretary/Treasurer)

In March 2017, Richard Holt and Roger Leitch were appointed and William Sedgwick stepped down.
In September 2017, Dr Smith became Headteacher of Alderbrook School
In May 2020 Tom Beveridge became Headteacher of Alderbrook School
In January 2021 Richard Holt resigned.
In September 2021 Tim Stent was appointed