Children and young people at the Federation of Westminster Special Schools (FWSS) are set
to benefit from a new local charity. The FWSS Charity Fund has been established to raise
funds to enhance the education of children and young people at the Federation’s special
schools: College Park School (for children and young people with autism) and Queen
Elizabeth II Jubilee School (for children and young people with severe, profound and
“Our aim is to support initiatives that increase or improve the range of activities on offer”
said June Simson, Chair of Trustees. “Help could be by way of providing funding for
developing the facilities at the schools, for example”. June went on to explain that if
Trustees agree to support a Federation project, the Charity then undertakes fundraising by
approaching a range of organisations including donations from individuals.
“I’m particularly excited that the Charity has agreed to support the development of four
play space areas at Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School” said Andy Balmer, the Federation’s
Executive Headteacher. Much of the open space at the school near Westbourne Park is
uninspiring and staff hope to create a stimulating outdoor environment for pupils.
Fundraising has already started with an overall target of £110,000 to complete the project.
However, the play spaces can also be developed as part of a programme as funds become
available. “The idea is that the facilities could be used by Federation children and young
people who are drawn from Chelsea, Kensington, Westminster and neighbouring boroughs
as well as by other local schools” said Andy.
Working to enhance the learning of children and young people at College Park and QEII Jubilee Schools.
June Simson added that “the Trustees are working hard to fundraise and make the Charity a
Federation of Westminster Special Schools Charity Fund (FWSS Charity Fund)