Development: ‘Striving Higher’

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Since 2007 the all-weather pitch has greatly enhanced the sporting life of the school and the community, but it has reached the end of its lifespan.This Summer the main pitch carpet will be replaced by a top of the range hockey surface. 

At the same time this offered a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put a in multi-use 3G Diamond Blade carpet and install floodlights on the adjacent multi-user games area (MUGA). Logistics meant this needed to happen before work on the main pitch, so here are the progress shots.

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This will provide a number of benefits:

  • Provide a venue for Primary hockey and football matches on Saturday mornings
  • Free up the main pitch on Saturday mornings to allow better access and management of Secondary fixtures
  • Improve training facilities
  • Reduce footfall on the main pitch, maintaining its quality and expanding its life
  • Provide a much needed community facility for evening use

While the core funding of £120,000 for the main carpet is in place, we need to secure match funding. The EA Trust Fund has committed £50,000 towards the project leaving a further £50,000 to be found from other sources.

As we approach 100 years, Jordanhill remains one of the best schools in the UK and is world class in many of its practices and achievements

Alongside centenary celebrations we are embarking on an ambitious development campaign ‘Striving Higher’ to improve facilities in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM), Languages and Sport. We also aim to build a fund for future developments and to sustain co-curricular programmes. To realise these ambitions we need to raise £1M+ over the next 3-5 years and £3M+ over 10 years.    

Please consider making a gift. In doing so you will contribute to a lasting legacy for the benefit of current and future pupils. You can make a gift or set up a regular donation on our campaign page.

Remember to tick the Gift Aid boxes so your gift goes 25% further!

Thanks for supporting the campaign, we are hugely grateful to all who wish to support the future vision and greatly appreciate every gift, large or small.

The envisaged new Sports Building will create a coherent whole from the existing dated facilities, provide additional changing rooms, replace the existing changing rooms and create a new Fitness Suite.

Our sports hall and the changing rooms are 50 years old! Many of our readers will have memories of them and would recognise them today.

The indicative illustration shows the proposed glass fronted fitness suite and new entrance to the PE building. A detailed feasibility study is looking at options which are on a larger scale than shown. Costs would be from £500,000 depending upon the final configuration.

A detailed feasibility study for the creation of a STEM Centre and Chinese Language Centre has been completed. This would be formed by a two-storey extension of the South Campus into the middle courtyard area. The plan envisages creating two areas of 70m2 with the Chinese Language Centre on the ground floor and STEM centre on the first floor.

The project has been costed on the basis of a number of contingencies which are unlikely to emerge as the site was previously built on in 2008. The maximum cost is just under £520,000 inclusive of VAT and all fees.

The centre will improve opportunities for Jordanhill pupils and as an Advanced Higher hub will also broaden access for pupils from neighbouring schools.

Through our Striving Higher campaign we intend to build up a Foundation fund to sustain future developments, co-curricular activities and our benevolent funds.

To place our co-curricular activities on a self-sustaining footing we need to raise a further £2M+ over the next 10 years.  

We believe that this campaign will draw support from a range of sources, such as grant making bodies, our alumni, gifts in will, individuals and families giving regularly, and through specific project related appeals to our community.

All gifts are welcomeof whatever size, and will make a difference.  Your support to help Jordanhill School continue ‘Striving Higher’ is really appreciated.

There are several ways to give:

Regular giving

A Direct Debit or Standing Order is the most simple and convenient way to give. This helps us to best plan for the future and leverage match funding.

You can also set up multiple gifts and Gift Aid on our BTMyDonate page

You can also download here our Donations & Gift Aid Form May2018

This will also have the details you need to set up a standing order by your on-line banking or via your bank’s app.

Single gift

You can give anytime on-line via our BTMyDonate charity page.  This is a fee-free platform so all of your gift will come to us.

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You can also give via Charities Aid Foundation if you have a CAF account

CAFonline   Enter ‘Jordanhill’ in the find a charity box

Alternatively you can simply send a cheque payable to ‘Jordanhill School Educational Amenities Trust Fund’

The Development office was set up in August 2017 and co-ordinates activity relating to alumni, fundraising and future developments of Jordanhill School.

As our centenary approaches we aim reach out and build up on as many  relationships with former pupils and friends of the School as possible. We hope to give parents, former pupils and friends the chance to deepen their involvement with the School and share in its success.

Our Director of Development is Gavin McLellan, and he is based in the South Campus.  You may wish to discuss giving at a personalised level with Gavin, he can be contacted on:

Tel: 0141 576 2514  Email: mclellang@jordanhill.glasgow.sch.uk

Jordanhill School Educational Amenities Trust Fund

All gifts received will go to the Educational Amenities Trust Fund (EA Trust) to be used in accordance with the Trust’s objectives.

No funds will be used to pay for any of the core educational provision which is the responsibility of the state. Gifts will be directed to the Centenary Foundation Fund within the EA Trust which will support capital projects, our co-curricular programmes and the benevolent fund.