We are fundraising to have a school library!

St Peter’s School Library Campaign

We are in desperate need of a school library and intervention space.


St Peter’s Church of England school in Budleigh Salterton is looking to convert the old ‘Carousel’ nursery building, based in the school grounds, into a much needed library and intervention space.

The school is having to raise £65,000 urgently to refurnish the building as well as improve the electrics, heating and layout, so the children can have access to books and educational materials, as well as a quiet space for staff and pupils to meet, away from the classrooms.

Steve Hitchcock, Headmaster of the school said: “Due to the pressures on space, we have been without a library for some time – and now we have the opportunity to provide a great space for not just the school but for the whole community’s use, for clubs, meetings room or just to use as a library. However, the timescales and financial implications are fairly high, and education budgets are continually being squeezed – so we are going to need help from external organisations and the local community if we are to get the building fit for purpose before September 2017, the beginning of the next school year.”

The school is starting the ‘St Peter’s School Library Campaign’ to help raise the funds, and the campaign which starts today, will involve:

  • Applying to local organisations and charities for funding
  • Local community events including the Summer Fayre and quiz nights
  • A charity crowdfunding campaign to invite people from the school and the local community to support the build

Mr Hitchcock continued: “The crowdfunding site will recognise the contributions of individuals and organisations in a number of ways, for example £5 will buy you a book in your honour, £10 will buy a pot of paint, and £20 will buy some cables and so on.  We hope that everyone in the area can feel a part of creating a space that will be enjoyed by local children for decades to come.”

How can you help?


We are crowd funding – so if you want to make a personal donation here is what to do:  Visit https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/stpeterspta and pledge an amount.

We would like to recognise your generosity in the following way:

£5 x 200 Buy a book!

Our new library will need exciting, informative and interesting books for our bookshelves! Donate £5 and know that you have contributed to making reading fun!

£10 x 20 – Paint!

£10 will buy a tin of paint to decorate our library and make it a stimulating welcoming space

£20 x 100- Cables!

£20 will make us safe and get us online! Your donation will buy 5 metres of cabling for computer networks, wi-fi, burglar alarm and infrastructure work

£50 x20 – Furniture!

£50 will buy appealing comfortable furniture to make our library a cosy place to read, learn and spend time

£100 x20 Warmth!

£100 will make our library warm! Your donation will go towards much needed pipes and heating

£500 x8 Name a bookcase!

£500 will pay for a plaque with your individual or company name which will name one of our bookcases

£2,500 x3  – Name a room!

One of our new intervention rooms will be named after you or your business.

£15,000 – Name the library!

The library will be named in your honour and you will have the privilege of opening the library and cutting the ribbon!



Businesses can support in the same way as individuals. In addition, we have the following options for you to choose from:

£50 – a one-off advert in the school newsletter (sent to approx 300 Budleigh families and broadcast on our Facebook and Twitter page)

£100 – your logo/small advert will be added to our home-school diaries for the next school year. These are used every day by the children and families at our school (300 children).

£500 – as above, but a whole page advert.



St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 443167


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