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 over 40 years.

The charity is managed by four trustees, which includes the head teacher.

The trustees are also Governors so are well placed to understand the needs of the school.

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 and subsidised an educational trip.

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)
  • Dr Janette Smith (Head Teacher).
  • Richard Holt.
  • Roger Leitch.

In March 2017, Richard Holt and Roger Leitch were appointed and William Sedgwick stepped down.
In September 2017, Dr Smith took over as Headteacher of Alderbrook School