In 2000, the Trustees of the Steyning and District Community Association transferred surplus fund to a Millennium Fund to help young people further their education or vocation, apprenticeship or articles. In its early years, the Trust gave mainly sixth form prizes for achievement to students at Steyning Grammar School. During this period, Trustees explored the best way to help the school address the needs of those students who were not high achievers.
In 2006 the Trustees and school leadership identified areas of unrewarded student achievement in academic and non-academic areas including extra curricular activities. There are students, including those with special needs who achieve progress ‘beyond expectation’ resulting from pure determination, sometimes supreme personal effort or simply an inherent need to contribute to the school and larger community.
In 2007 the name of the trust was changed to Steyning Millennium Trust and its rules changed to meet the new criteria. With the co-operation and backing of the school leadership, the Trust has now established an appropriately broad-based Awards Scheme to provide opportunities for reward and recognition of students of all abilities.
The Trustees fully endorse the school’s inclusive policy reflected in the Trust’s ‘Every Student Matters’.
Please download the Millennium Trust Leaflet below.