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Appeal launched to cover covid shortfall

Clore Tikva looks to plug £150,000 hole in its budget

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Clore Tikva Primary is the latest Jewish school to launch an appeal to cover a covid-related shortfall.

The pluralist primary is looking to raise £150,000 to offset the financial fall-out.

Over the past two years, an awareness campaign had led to a 100 per cent increase in parental contributions to help with Jewish studies, Ivrit and building maintenance, enabling Clore Tikva almost to break even.

But with families economically affected by lockdown, contributions have dropped by two-thirds.

As a result, it is facing a projected £100,000 shortfall, plus the loss of around £50,000 income from extra-curricular clubs and on-site care.

After its good Ofsted grade this year, “staff are all motivated and eager to continue their progression towards outstanding,” said chair of governors Louise Dorling. “However, if budgetary constraints get in the way, this would have a devastating impact.”

Meanwhile, Beis Yaakov Primary School in Colindale, has also appealed to parents for help.

The state-aided Charedi girls’ school cut its voluntary contributions by 30 per cent during the covid crisis. But it has now asked those who can afford it to waive all or part of the discount.

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