Our Impact

Thorpe Acre
Thank you for your support. Please read below to find out where your money goes and the young people it has helped.

To date you have helped us raise over £15,000!

Thank you

Thank you to all our supporters … All money raised is reinvested into projects designed to support learning and educational excellence; over £15,000 has been awarded to support educational projects.

10 Schools have received funding for a wide variety of projects which include Music, ICT, PE, Literacy, Science and Forest Schools.

Cossington Primary  Highgate Primary  St Bartholomew’s Primary Holywell Primary Ashmount

Hind Leys Nursery Thorpe Acre Infants Beacon Academy Richard Hill Primary LAPP (Led by Holywell)

Why we Promote Educational Excellence

Kathy was an exceptionally positive person and an inspirational teacher, with a gift for supporting people both young and old; even when things got really tough she always remained cheerful and supportive of others.

It is for this reason that creating a trust to continue and share her passion and positivity was of such importance.  We use the funds raised to support local schools with targeted projects to help young children reach their full potential.

Our chosen projects

A selection of projects we have supported
RISE Project

The R.I.S.E. project

Over the past two years, The Katherine Jacobs Trust has funded two projects delivered by LPAP, the Loughborough Primary Academies Partnership.

2010 – 2011 (P.E. focus) Highgate Primary School Sileby

The Trust provided soft play equipment for 3-4 year olds. These were mainly big builder bricks and soft activity blocks and shapes

2010 – 2011 (P.E. focus) Cossington Primary School

Aim of the project : To increase levels of physical activity during lunchtimes and play times throughout the school.

“Children have enjoyed having a greater opportunity to play different games and undertake different forms of physical activity at dinner times and increasingly at break times” Teacher

2011 – 2012 (English focus) St Bartholomew’s Primary School

Their grant funded Sarah-Jane Arbury, a poet from Bristol who led the first teacher day of the year.
“Sarah-Jane led a series of group activities that culminated in a variety of writing tasks. The highlight of the morning for many was when we divided into groups to write and perform a poem about the individuals in the group.”

Holywell Primary School: 2012 – 13

A year long programme designed to raise the quality of teaching and learning at Holywell
“Your money helped raise standards in Science throughout the school. This has been achieved by encouraging teachers to organise more “hands-on" science exercises.”


2012 – 2013 (Science focus) Highgate Primary School

Purchased science equipment for year one children.
“I believe that the extra science resources have been extremely beneficial in helping to further the children's existing knowledge by allowing them to explore and investigate through practical activities”

2015–16 (English focus) Ashmount School

Design of a reading scheme aimed at learners requiring age appropriate materials. Ashmount bought a new reading scheme for the school - the trust visited to read with the learners

Stonehill high school

Stonehill high school held a fundraising event selling Cakes by Linda. Linda and Kathy met at University and were long life friends. Linda wanted to support the trust and for a number of years made and sold cakes for the trust - raising over £800 for the trust.