We are happy to assist with tax-efficient ways of supporting MCS.


Giving in the UK

Both regular and single gifts can be made to MCS in a tax efficient way by completing a Gift Aid declaration.

Gift Aid enables MCS to claim an additional 25% from the Government for your gift at no extra cost to you. Higher-rate taxpayers can themselves claim tax relief on their gross donation when completing their annual Self Assessment tax return.

If you are for the first time choosing to allow MCS to claim gift aid on your donation, we will ask you to please send the following statement back to us – electronically –  with the relevant details personalised.

I, [NAME], whose address is [FULL ADDRESS AS USED WITH HMRC] confirm that:

  • I want to Gift Aid this donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past four years to Magdalen College School (Registered Charity No. 295785).
  • I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.
  • I understand that Magdalen College School will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

Some companies offer another form of tax-efficient giving: payroll or matched Giving. Payroll Giving is deducted from your salary before tax, with the result that each pound that you give will cost you 80p (or 60p for higher-rate tax payers). Many companies also offer a Matched Giving scheme. Rates vary according to your company, but could in some cases treble your donation.

Giving in the United States

We work with the British Schools and Universities Fund (BSUF) in the US. You can give via BSUF, either online  or by sending them a cheque.

Please ensure that you make your cheque out to BSUF in US dollars stating a preference at the bottom of the cheque for Magdalen College School, Oxford, and let them know if you would particularly like to support new Buildings or Bursaries.

Please download a BSUF Gift Form and send it with your cheque to ensure they have all the necessary information.

Giving in Canada

We work with CAF Canada for our Canadian donors. You can make an online gift via CAF Canada (and their partner Canada Helps). Please click on ‘Donate to an Established Fund’ on that page and chose ‘Magdalen College School Canadian Friends’ from the dropdown menu. If you would like to donate via cheque, please download a CAF Canada Gift Form and send along with your donation. For further information about tax-efficient giving tax-efficiently from Canada, please download CAFC How To Give.

Leaving a legacy: Planning a gift in your will could mean lowering the Inheritance Tax payable on your estate. Please click here for more information 

Contact the Waynflete Office for further information. Many thanks for your support.