The La Fontaine Sports Garden and Outdoor Stage Area – Let’s Make it Happen!

La Fontaine is already looking forward to a busy 2017/2018 academic year and welcoming an extra 60 students. This is great news and another endorsement of the our schools growing popularity. Though we grow so do the pressures on space at our temporary site – We just don’t have all that much of it.

Making everyday life at La Fontaine as pleasant and inspiring as possible is our priority – And ensuring good use of our limited space is something we continue to put much thought into.

Aside from considering key changes inside our building, together with our fabulous PTA, we’ve had a bit of a think about how during the next academic year we might best use the outdoor space we have available to us.

What have we done so far?

After a lot of consideration the PTA has already started funding a Sports Garden and Outdoor Stage/Classroom – beginning by levelling and turfing an area of waste ground next to our lovely garden. Now that it’s looking all and lush and green we’re keen to move this on ready for our students to enjoy it come September.

This project will create an area for all students to enjoy all year round – for sports/games, performances and outdoor lessons.

The next stage

The Stage/Outdoor Classroom Area Build –  to do this we need direct one-off donations and are appealing to our parents, carers and friends. With the help of volunteer builders the Stage will cost approximately £1500 to build that’s just £9 per student.

  •  To  make a £5 donation, please click here
  •  To  make a £10 donation, please click here
  •  To  make a £20 donation, please click here
  •  To  make a £50 donation, please click here
  •  To  make a £100 donation, please click here
  •  If you feel even more generous, you can transfer money directly to the PTA account using reference LFAStage:

CAF Banking
Account number: 00060748
Sort code: 40-52-40

Gift Aid: if you are a UK tax payer then please also complete a Gift Aid declaration so that we can reclaim an additional 25p on every pound that you give at no extra cost to you.  To do this, simply email the following statement below to which will come directly to me or

I, [insert your legal name], of [insert your address], [insert date], confirm that I would like La Fontaine Academy PTA to treat this donation for £…., and all future gifts until I notify you otherwise, as Gift Aid donations.  I understand that my donations are eligible for the Gift Aid scheme only as long as I pay enough income tax and/or capital gains tax to cover the amount of tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs that I donate to will reclaim for each tax year (6 April to 5 April).


What will the Stage/Outdoor Classroom look like?

This area will be multi use.

A seating area for when sport activities are taking place.

A stage area for student performances.

An outdoor classroom.

All with a chalkboard/blackboard backdrop for keeping scores, performance scenery and free drawing.

Important Note
All the work carried by the PTA, parents and carers complies with La Fontaine Academy Safety Rules.
Please click here to read the PTA Safety Checklist

Thank you so much for your support!