To raise the profile of the Judd School, To connect or re-connect OJ’s, Parents, Staff, Students and other friends of the school, To build a sense of school community spirit and to establish a sense of pride within the school, To raise funds for capital projects.
The extension to the current RS building, is now almost at roof height after some impressive crane work and a lot of creative solutions to adopting an existing structure!
Reimagined social spaces that would give students a place to sit in comfort, protected from the weather and relax, chat and get away from the energetic at break/lunch time.
A Sixth Form Centre to accommodate its inevitable growth with more students in years 7 to 11 and more looking to join us from other schools. This would add much needed additional study and social space and bring together all the student support services for the sixth form.
A longer-term goal of having a covered seating for the 3G pitch and a more substantial and impressive pavilion with showers, toilets and a clubroom with viewing area. This is a longer term wish, but could be made a reality with generous support.
The Development Fund was established in 1981 to raise much needed funds for capital development at the school and is a way for parents and Old Juddians to ‘give back’ something to the school for their (and their children’s) excellent education and start in life.
The success of The Judd School throughout its existence has been founded on the quality of education the students receive through exceptionally able staff and excellent facilities.
In recent years there have been many academic advances and a growth in the number of students attending the school, so there is much pressure on already over-burdened facilities in some areas.
Over the past 25 years there have been significant and enduring capital investments in the school financed by a partnership between Kent County Council, the Department for Education and The Judd School Development Fund.
Since 2005, when the Development Office was established, a 'culture of giving' has been encouraged and the school (through The Development Fund) has received over £2 million from the generosity of parents, Old Juddians and friends of the school. This has resulted in the construction of new buildings and refurbishment of legacy areas. These capital investments from the past continue to benefit current students.
In order to sustain The Judd School's success, it is therefore necessary to continue to the next phase in the development programme to ensure the very best facilities are available to allow Judd students to continue to thrive now and in the future.