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£1,000 cash boost to Frank Wise School

28 July 2023

A Banbury-based school has received a £1,000 funding boost, thanks to a donation.

Frank Wise School was gifted the donation by developers Persimmon Homes South Midlands as part of its Community Champions initiative. The funds are being used to provide new goal posts and basketball hoops on the school’s Secondary play area.

Frank Wise School is a community special educational needs (SEN) school for pupils between the ages of 2 and 19, serving the area around Banbury, where Persimmon is developing its Wykham Park community. As part of the developer’s community engagement around Banbury, Persimmon has worked with Frank Wise School Student Council to design an accessible play area which will be installed on the development.

Simon Knight, Joint Headteacher at Frank Wise School, said: “We’re really grateful for this kind donation from Persimmon Homes, enabling us to install the new goal posts and basketball hoops which will be enjoyed by our pupils for years to come. It’s also been great to have our Student Council involved in the designs of the play area which will be installed on the Wykham Park development, helping to ensure that accessibility for all children is at the forefront of the designs.”

Spencer Walters, Senior Technical Manager at Persimmon Homes South Midlands said: “What we do is about far more than just building quality homes – we’re also committed to providing support and leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities we build in.

“We’re delighted to be able to support Frank Wise School by funding their new goal posts and basketball hoops. It’s also great to get the school involved in the design of our accessible play area on our development in Banbury, Wykham Park.”

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