The 1480 Society helps ensure that Magdalen College School continues to flourish and to remain true of our founding principles.


Transform a child’s education forever

Named after the year we were founded by William Waynflete, the 1480 Society recognises regular donors who are making a generous donation of £1,480 a year. A gift of this size makes a significant difference to Magdalen College School.

MCS is a diverse community which reflects the global cities in whose heart it resides, and to which it contributes.  We remain committed to securing the means to offer places to all those best able to flourish here, regardless of their financial means. Currently about 10% of Senior School pupils receive financial support to attend the school.

We are creating an endowment fund that will be dedicated to offering financial assistance to pupils. Without gifts from Old Waynfletes, parents of present and past pupils, staff, governors and friends, it will take almost 30 years to build up a fund large enough to protect just the current level of bursaries in perpetuity.

Members of the 1480 Society can make a monthly donation of £99.67 a month with GiftAid, or instalments throughout the year. These soon add up, and make a difference forever: 100 members of the 1480 Society all giving £1,480 each year to the endowment means that every three years we can create one pupil place that will be funded in perpetuity.

Your gift will help us to provide a transformative education, now and forever

To set up a regular gift to MCS and join the 1480 Society please click the button below.

Members of the Society will be asked to sign the Endowment Book which is kept in the school Archive, and will be invited to dinner and the annual Benefactors Garden Party each year.


Join the 1480 Society