Bermondsey’s Compass School has launched an appeal to raise £10,000 for its hardship fund to support disadvantaged pupils and their families during the school closure.
“This is a challenging time for our community and especially so for our disadvantaged pupils who lack the resources others take for granted,” says the school.
“Our school sits in a location with the highest level of deprivation nationally.
“The majority of our pupils either receive Free School Meals (FSM) or have met the criteria in the past 6 years (Pupil Premium).
“Whether its the lack of IT at home, access to books, or a good square meal, we want to ensure that disadvantage is not further entrenched during this period.”
The school would also welcome donations of laptop computers to be distributed to pupils so they can take advantage of online learning opportunities.
If you can help, email Mr May (Staff Governor) [email protected] for further information.