Immanuel supporters raise almost £1M to ‘secure financial future of the school’

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Immanuel supporters raise almost £1M to ‘secure financial future of the school’

Heralding the 'magnificent achievement', school officials said it is 'within £20,000 of the target set a few weeks ago and'

Immanuel College
Immanuel College

Supporters of Immanuel College helped “secure the financial future of the school” this week by raising almost £1 million in 36 hours.

The private school is one of many affected by the economic challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and leaders of the high-achieving Bushey day school paid tribute to parents, staff, alumni and governors.

In a joint statement, chair of governors Anthony Warrens and headteacher Gary Griffin said: “We are within £20,000 of the £1m target set a few weeks ago and, with contributions still coming in, we are sure we will surpass it. This is a magnificent achievement.”

Immanuel College

In August, the school announced that Year 11 students had been awarded the best GCSE grades in the College’s history, with 88 percent graded 9 – 6, making it the best performing Jewish school in the country by academic achievement.

Earlier this month Immanuel said it was looking to crowdfund £1m to support families financially hit by the pandemic and meet the extra cost of cleaning and its IT set-up.

Lynda Dullop, school’s director of business development, said £500,000 had already been pledged, with donors and trusts willing to match every new donation.

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