GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Company limited by guarantee

Company Registration Number:
08846916 (England and Wales)

Unaudited statutory accounts for the year ended 31 July 2020

Period of accounts

Start date: 1 August 2019

End date: 31 July 2020

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Contents of the Financial Statements

for the Period Ended 31 July 2020

Directors report
Profit and loss
Balance sheet
Additional notes
Balance sheet notes
Community Interest Report

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Directors' report period ended 31 July 2020

The directors present their report with the financial statements of the company for the period ended 31 July 2020

Principal activities of the company

The company's principal activity during the year continued to be the teaching of German language and culture to children from German multilingual families.



Directors

The directors shown below have held office during the whole of the period from
1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020

I Eberlein
Dr S N Buchholz
S E Pensa
C G Moorhouse


The director shown below has held office during the period of
1 August 2019 to 8 March 2020

Dr K Schmitt


The director shown below has held office during the period of
7 March 2020 to 31 July 2020

M M M Luethje


The above report has been prepared in accordance with the special provisions in part 15 of the Companies Act 2006

This report was approved by the board of directors on
19 October 2020

And signed on behalf of the board by:
Name: Dr S N Buchholz
Status: Director

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Profit And Loss Account

for the Period Ended 31 July 2020

2020 2019


£

£
Turnover: 12,221 19,801
Cost of sales: ( 400 ) ( 1,135 )
Gross profit(or loss): 11,821 18,666
Administrative expenses: ( 11,415 ) ( 19,491 )
Operating profit(or loss): 406 (825)
Profit(or loss) before tax: 406 (825)
Tax: ( 77 ) 157
Profit(or loss) for the financial year: 329 (668)

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Balance sheet

As at 31 July 2020

Notes 2020 2019


£

£
Fixed assets
Tangible assets: 3 100 100
Total fixed assets: 100 100
Current assets
Debtors: 4 171 185
Cash at bank and in hand: 10,632 14,589
Total current assets: 10,803 14,774
Creditors: amounts falling due within one year: 5 ( 680 ) ( 4,980 )
Net current assets (liabilities): 10,123 9,794
Total assets less current liabilities: 10,223 9,894
Total net assets (liabilities): 10,223 9,894
Members' funds
Profit and loss account: 10,223 9,894
Total members' funds: 10,223 9,894

The notes form part of these financial statements

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Balance sheet statements

For the year ending 31 July 2020 the company was entitled to exemption under section 477 of the Companies Act 2006 relating to small companies.

The members have not required the company to obtain an audit in accordance with section 476 of the Companies Act 2006.

The directors acknowledge their responsibilities for complying with the requirements of the Act with respect to accounting records and the preparation of accounts.

These accounts have been prepared and delivered in accordance with the provisions applicable to companies subject to the small companies regime.

This report was approved by the board of directors on 19 October 2020
and signed on behalf of the board by:

Name: Dr S N Buchholz
Status: Director

The notes form part of these financial statements

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Notes to the Financial Statements

for the Period Ended 31 July 2020

  • 1. Accounting policies

    Basis of measurement and preparation

    These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Section 1A (Small Entities) of Financial Reporting Standard 102

    Tangible fixed assets depreciation policy

    Fixed assets represent books and teaching materials. The directors consider, taking into account their useful life and the sums involved, that depreciation is immaterial.

    Other accounting policies

    Income and expenditure:Teaching and membership fees make up the income received in the period. Income is shown afterany accrued income from previous years and income relating to future years has been deferred.Taxation:A current tax liability is recognised for the tax payable on the taxable profit of the current and pastperiods. A current tax asset is recognised in respect of a tax loss that can be carried back torecover tax paid in a previous period.

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Notes to the Financial Statements

for the Period Ended 31 July 2020

  • 2. Employees

    2020 2019
    Average number of employees during the period 6 6

    All 6 are directors

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Notes to the Financial Statements

for the Period Ended 31 July 2020

3. Tangible assets

Land & buildings Plant & machinery Fixtures & fittings Office equipment Motor vehicles Total
Cost £ £ £ £ £ £
At 1 August 2019 100 100
Additions
Disposals
Revaluations
Transfers
At 31 July 2020 100 100
Depreciation
At 1 August 2019
Charge for year
On disposals
Other adjustments
At 31 July 2020
Net book value
At 31 July 2020 100 100
At 31 July 2019 100 100

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Notes to the Financial Statements

for the Period Ended 31 July 2020

4. Debtors

2020 2019
£ £
Prepayments and accrued income 14 28
Other debtors 157 157
Total 171 185

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Notes to the Financial Statements

for the Period Ended 31 July 2020

5. Creditors: amounts falling due within one year note

2020 2019
£ £
Trade creditors 150 0
Taxation and social security 77 0
Other creditors 453 4,980
Total 680 4,980

COMMUNITY INTEREST ANNUAL REPORT

GERMAN SATURDAY SCHOOL CAMBRIDGE C.I.C.

Company Number: 08846916 (England and Wales)

Year Ending: 31 July 2020

Company activities and impact

The German Saturday School C.I.C. normally provides 2 hours of face-to-face lesson in German per week during school terms to German-speaking children in and around Cambridge. During the Covid-19 lockdown, while face-to-face lessons were not allowed, the school offered some 1 hour lessons via the Zoom online video conferencing platform. The aim of the school is to support the children in their learning and use of the German language. The school fosters a positive attitude towards the cultures from all German speaking countries and provides the children with a sense of normality of growing up in a multi-cultural environment.The German Saturday School Cambridge is part of the German-speaking and other bilingual communities in Cambridge. In particular, it allows children who have outgrown the German playgroup and pre-school to continue to broaden and strengthen their German language skills.During the face-to-face period of September 2019 to March 2020, the school had about 76 German speaking children on roll in six classes. Their ages ranged from 6-14. During the online lessons, 49 children took part.The children in the German Saturday School Cambridge have advanced their German language skills, including oral understanding, speaking, reading and writing. They have experienced typical German customs for festivals such as carnival, Easter, Nikolaus and Christmas. The older children have also learnt about some German regions and modern history and studied some German books and films.

Consultation with stakeholders

The most important stakeholders of the German Saturday School Cambridge C.I.C. are the children enrolled at the school and their parents. Generally 1-2 directors are present at school drop-off and pick-up for parents to talk to in person. There is also a dedicated email address, which is constantly monitored, as a first point of contact for all electronic communication. The director responsible for enrolment consulted parents of prospective students, those wishing to change classes, or for any other issues raised. Another group of stakeholders are the teachers. A director dedicated to teacher support held consultation and planning meetings with the teachers. Requests regarding technical facilities and movement of pupils to other classes were fed back to the board of directors for their next meeting.

Directors' remuneration

The following are not directors’ remunerations but are disclosed here in the interest of transparency:One director received a total of £1,050 for invoiced administration work regarding - management of the school roll and up-to-date lists of children's and parents' relevant details - management of the waiting lists for enrolment - supplying information and organising trial lessons for children/parents interested in joining - coordinating supply teachers and voluntary parent helpers - sending out reminders to parents and forwarding teachers' emails to their class's parents - coordinating the taking of registers to monitor attendance - answering any other external communicationOne director received a one-off £50 for extra work reimbursing parents for lessons cancelled due to lockdown.One director attended a training event by the Association of German Saturday Schools for which the school paid the training fees of £30.

Transfer of assets

No transfer of assets other than for full consideration

This report was approved by the board of directors on
31 October 2020

And signed on behalf of the board by:
Name: Sabine Buchholz
Status: Director