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Greystones Primary School Home And School Association
Raise The Roof

Raise The Roof

Why we need your help

A growing number of pupils, teachers, parents, carers and supporters of Greystones Primary School are getting active to raise money for the school and, in particular, badly needed repairs to the roof of the Greystones and Tullibardine buildings.  After our massive successes with our Children's Fun Run and at the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon in April 2017, we're planning loads of other fun activities to Raise the Roof, starting with our Family Concert on 11th May (tickets available from the school office).  The theme of the concert is Music, Magic and Mayhem featuring music from a range of popular family films like Despicable Me, Star Wars and Harry Potter. It will be presented by the wonderful Polly Ives so it is sure to be lots of fun!!   To find out more about Raise the Roof and to get involved, either by getting active or by adding your ideas and support, please contact visit the Facebook group page.


Why has the school asked the HSA to help raise money to repair and replace parts of the roof on the Greystones (the junior) and Tullibardine (the infant) Buildings?

Basically there is not enough money in the school budget to address the condition of either roof. The roof on the Greystones Building is especially in need of repair and frequently springs leaks which cause damage to the building and sometimes the fixtures and fittings.

No child should be in a school where they are at risk of being dripped on in assembly or in the class room. The roof is in desperate need of repair and replacement. This has come about because it is basically just old. Over the years leaks etc. have been repaired but wear and tear takes its toll along with a history of minimal maintenance. At present the roof on both buildings has just about been patched up but the repairs are temporary. A conservative guess is that replacement of the Greystones roof alone would cost well over £100,000. The local authority, Sheffield City Council, is not responsible for the repair and replacement of the roof and it hasn't been for many years. It doesn't have the funds nor access to capital funds to repair or replace the roof at Greystones.

That means that the school has to do it from its existing budget which is impossible. Greystones, for a range of reasons, is a school that receives a low level of funding and sadly, the school budget isn't big enough for us to repair or replace the roof whilst maintaining the basic staffing levels and resourcing that we feel the children need and deserve.  With the budget at its limit we have to be creative in finding other ways of funding major repairs and maintenance. 

This isn't a complaint, it is the way things are. The Direct Schools Grant to Sheffield from central government is relatively low to start with and the local authority then allocates funds to schools according to nationally driven criteria. This isn't about making a protest, this is about being proactive and trying to improve the situation. 

The school would rather try to do something than accept the situation and so would the HSA.


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How you can support us


Jonathan Addenbrooke

Raise the Roof - Jonny

Alfie and Monty

Alfie and Monty's fundraising page

Kristy Barnsley

Kristy Barnsley's fundraising page

Ellie Beck

Sheffield half marathon

Claire Beecroft

Angie and Claire's fundraising page

Katy Bennett

Katy Bennett's fundraising page

Harry Bowell

Harry Bowell's fundraising page

Emma Hartley

Emma Hartley's fundraising page

Mark Hinds

Mark Hinds's fundraising page

Chris Jennings

Chris Jennings's fundraising page


Jun 17, 2018

Zach Robinson

For climbing Mount Everest

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2017

Blackwood family

What a fantastic effort from all the runners. Well done from the Blackwood family.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2017

The Millers Y5

Well done to all the runners today, you are amazing!!

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2017


Good luck and well done to all the Raise The Roof Runners!

(plus 3.03 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2017

The Bettesworth family

Well done to everyone running the half marathon today!!!

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 09, 2017

Jake and Edward

Good luck to all the runners today!

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 08, 2017


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 08, 2017

Phil Read

Hope you get the roof fixed before winter sets in

Apr 08, 2017


(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Apr 08, 2017

Ruth Mellors

All the best for tomorrow's half marathon! We'll be cheering you on! From the Mellors family. Xx

(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 7,780.01

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