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Swimming Pool Appeal

Swimming Pool Appeal

Stepgates Community School Swimming Pool Appeal

The community swimming pool at the school - which was 50 years old -  was no longer functional and the pool and the pool housing were finally demolished during the summer holidays of 2015.  With new plans and permissions in place, we feel the door will open for larger charities and sponsors to take up the challenge of building this vital resource for the children of Stepgates.

The school is urgently fundraising to raise the money to build a replacement pool, which is likely to cost at least £250,000 and a building for it, at a similar cost. Hundreds if not thousands of children in Chertsey have learned to swim in the pool over the last five decades and the pool provides the opportunity for children both at the school and in the wider community to acquire this life-saving skill.  If we can replace the pool as we hope, we will be able to continue to make it available to the other schools in the local area for their children, as well as for pre-school swimming and external swimming schools.

Fundraising this past year has involved many governors, parents, staff, children and the wider community in activities, organising and supporting events and we are grateful to them all especially Lucy Taylor, Daren Kittle and Gayle Naylor, all of whom work tirelessly towards the goal of building a new pool at Stepgates.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts to date. With your continued help we will help bring swimming back to Stepgates!

If you are able to make a donation to this appeal, please send a cheque to the school, made payable to “Stepgates Community School”, marked “Swimming Pool Appeal” on the back. Donors will be listed on our website (unless anonymity is requested) and will be permanently commemorated in the new pool building.



A new brick will cost  £5.00
A new tile will cost £10.00
A small wall plaque (personal/family) £100.00
A large wall plaque (personal/family) £250.00
A small wall plaque (corporate)  £250.00
A large wall plaque (corporate)  £500.00

For more details about the Swimming Pool Appeal please see the Powerpoint Presentation on our website.

Stepgates Community School
  • Stepgates Community School
  • Stepgates, Chertsey,
  • Surrey, KT16 8HT,
  • United Kingdom
  • Telephone: 01932 563022
  • Email: info@stepgates.surrey.sch.uk
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