The Vinehall School Foundation

The Vinehall School Foundation

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The Vinehall School Foundation

Vinehall is an independent school based in East Sussex for children from 2 to 13. We succeed in our aim of helping each child to achieve their maximum potential, not only academically but in a broader range of talents including sport, drama and communication. We foster a strong spirit of community and the school moto is ‘do your best for the benefit of others’. With this in mind, we have been fundraising to build a fund to offer a significant number of bursaries which are used to provide free or heavily subsidised places to pupils whose families would not otherwise be able to afford a Vinehall education. Over the last few years we have raised more than £500,000 for such places but there is a huge demand for more from families in the surrounding area. We are looking to grow our fund further over the medium term.

We are also looking to refurbish our theatre which is our ‘assembly hall’ and is used by the children on a daily basis. This project will provide very significant benefits for our children but also offer improved facilities to the world class artists who perform in our Subscription Concerts which are enjoyed by the local community. Currently they endure less than professional backstage facilities and the enhancements would help to ensure the continuation of these events into the future. The total cost of these is in excess of £1m but the project could be broken down into two phases: Phase A which is to the re-tiering and re-seating of the auditorium, new air management system, insulation and restructure the stage. Estimated costs: £300,000 including fees and VAT. Phase B comprises all works to the backstage areas and rear of the theatre to provide a new costume store, new carpentry workshop, additional dressing rooms for the children and visiting artists, toilets including provision for people with physical disabilities and a piano lift to move the grand piano from auditorium to stage Estimated costs: £700,000 including fees and VAT

Founded 1937

  • Vinehall School Foundation Appeal

    To offer bursary assistance to talented youngsters whose family could not otherwise afford... More