Each summer we host a Benefactors’ Garden Party for all those who have shown their generosity to MCS over the past year.


While an in-person gathering could not happen due to restrictions in 2021, the Master has a message of thanks to share with benefactors:


In founding Magdalen College School in 1480, William Waynflete was determined that others of ability should be able to learn, to flourish and to serve as he had.


Today, we are one of the UK’s leading schools and respected worldwide. Our modern roots as Oxford’s grammar school have kept us true to Waynflete’s ideals. But MCS could not be the school it is without the generosity of its supporters.


Contributions from OWs, parents, and Friends make a big difference to MCS, both in immediate need and securing MCS’s future. Donations support bursaries, hardship funds, buildings, and activities which enrich the educational experience of our pupils.



There are many ways in which you can support MCS


With financial support:

Make a singular or regular gift

Join the 1480 Society

Leave a gift in your will

We can also suggest tax efficient ways of giving


If you would like to offer your time, expertise, or have items to give the MCS Archive:

Have a look at our page on ways to get involved.


Your support really does have an impact as we illustrate in The Impact of Giving.

As William Waynflete might have said:

Fructibus fruatur donandi donator

May the benefactor enjoy the fruits of their gift