There have been several acts of vandalism at the school this year, including damage to the outdoor picnic tables provided by the Tesco Bags Of Help Award; graffiti engraved on the wooden panelling of the building walls; a window smashed in the mobile and most recently the glass panes in the front door had to be replaced and the door re-fitted after being damaged when an individual repeatedly rammed the door with the wooden planter at the front of the school. The cost of repairing the front door was £786. All repairs due to vandalism have to be paid from the school's budget and therefore has a direct impact on the money available to spend on its pupils. For example the cost for a whole school trip (including transport, entrance fees and ice-creams), costs substantially less than the damage to our front door. With this in mind I would ask all parents and friends of the school to report to the police any anti-social behaviour they witness at the school so that we can reduce the number of cases of vandalism and ensure the school's budget is being spent on more worthwhile activities.