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Governors Special Premises Fund Letter 2023


St Mary’s officially launched a Splash for Cash campaign in the summer of 2021 to raise money to refurbish its 40 year old swimming pool, including covering it over as well as improving all the associated facilities such as showers, changing rooms and a waiting area. It was planned that the improvements would not only benefit the pupils by making swimming available all year round but would also benefit local people by allowing community use of the pool. Allowing a wider use will support the national issue of large numbers of children who haven’t learnt to swim because of the Covid 19 pandemic and will continue the mission to ensure that the school and its facilities benefit the whole community.

Being a Church School the land on which the buildings stand (including the pool), is owned by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE).  The SDBE has approved of the project and is happy to lend its support.

The total cost has been estimated to be £145,000, of which the School has identified about £70,000 from its current budget that would help start off the fundraising.

Fundraising has progressed with the Friends of the School organising many events and individuals contributing as well but there is still a lot of money to raise.

The School is hoping that more money can be raised from grant making bodies, match funding from employers or donations from benefactors.

If you feel that you can help in any way, including giving advice about for example grant making bodies, please contact us at

Splash for Cash -Save our Pool campaign has also been set up with Investmycommunity which can be found here:

We also have a survey open to help support this community venture at please do respond if you can!

Thank you!

Fundraising Events


Rebecca Farrell and Shan Mahmoot SkyDive – Saturday July 9th

Click here for more details.


St Mary’s Festival in the Field – Friday June 24th, 6-9pm
An evening of musical and dance entertainment performed by St Mary’s pupils. Bring your family along with blanket, picnic and chair. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase too.

And our Year 4s will be selling luxury lollies for coins too. Only coins can pay for these lovely lollies.

St Mary’s May Fayre
St Mary’s School along with St Mary’s church hosted their annual May Fayre on their infants site at Downs Way.
Surrey County Council member Cameron McIntosh came to view and support St Mary’s community pool plans .

Five middle-aged men go walking for a long distance in May
Five men of advancing age and various levels of fitness have rashly decided to walk from Oxted to Canterbury using their feet. Vaguely taking their inspiration from the Canterbury Tales.

6 Week OHANA Family Fitness Course 
A course of family fitness and wellbeing that helps to empower parents to support their children to build healthy, sustainable habits.

Trash, Cash, Splash 

St Mary’s Year 3 had the idea to support our schools ‘Splash for Cash’ campaign whilst helping to clean up our local environment. Council members Jackie Wren and Catherine Sayer came out to support St Mary’s pupils.

Rock Around the Clock @ The Barn Theatre
the pupils of St Mary’s enthralled an audience with their talents in music, song and drama in February.

Oscar, Otto, Woody, Jensen and Toby Run 5K for Splash for Cash

OHANA Family Taster Day

Classical Waves @ the Barn Theatre

Whales Class 2021 100K in a Day

Festival in the Field 2021
St Mary’s Christmas Fair 2021

Swim the Channel @ Tandridge Swimming Pool

Rebecca Running Reigate

Shan of Barber Van Surrey

Swim by for Dinner
Fun Run 2021
Ava-Rose Local Swim
Isabel and Joe Stradling’s Halloween Cake Sale
IT Equipment Sale
Nicola’s Marathon Run

Progress Report

Pool Survey

A pool condition survey day  was carried out by Barr & Wray.


Vison of the Future

Our Pool Now:

In the future…

We are aiming to have the following:

  • cover the pool with glass
  • Replace liner and drains
  • Add an automated safety cover (also helps heat retention)
  • Build cabin changing rooms
  • Refresh the paving slabs
  • Rebuild walls and steps, and reshape the middle entrance to the school to allow for independent access by the community
  • Create a decking area/waiting area for parents

Current views or our plans:


Our Amazing Donations and Sponsors

A huge thank you to all those who have donated and continue to help with our Splash for Cash community pool campaign.

Combe Education Trust
The Alfayed Charitable Foundation
Titsey Rotary Club
Gemma Collett

St Mary’s PTA Friends of St Mary’s
Parents, Pupils and Staff of St Mary’s
Barber Van Surrey
Holland Sports and Social
Rebecca Farrell
Rosemary Griffith
Collins Family

Harrison Family
Oxlade Family
Ohana Family Fitness