"I was a bursary recipient and remain hugely indebted to this wonderful gift that I was offered. I firmly believe that without it, I would not have had such significant opportunities in my life after school. Knowing how privileged I was, has directed my own career, and I now teach in order to help young people understand how to make the most of all the opportunities they are given."GAYLE RUSSELL (L 05)
Bursaries are awarded following close consultation with individual families regarding their financial circumstances. Emergency help may also be offered to families who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances part way through their child’s education. We identify and support bursary candidates and their families in partnership with our growing network of third-party charities and multi-academy trusts.
Oundle is only able to extend this opportunity thanks to the generosity of those of our supporters who are inspired by the possibility of sharing the benefits that they or their own children have enjoyed. Since 2013, The Foundation has raised over £3.9m in support of Bursaries at the School, and on behalf of the hundreds of children who have benefited, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who makes this possible.
Find out more about the way Bursaries are funded on our dedicated Funding Futures Website
We are grateful for donations of any size which can be made using several different methods including over the telephone (01832 277291), via post or online. We can provide help for overseas residents and information about Gift Aid on request.
To find out more about more about the different funds you can direct your donation to please visit our Funding Futures website, or feel free to contact us with any queries you may have.
Please do contact us to let us know about your donation, whether we are able to claim Gift Aid and which fund you wish it to be directed to.
Cheques should be made payable to The Oundle School Foundation and sent to our postal address along with a completed donation form.
BACS transfers can be made to:
Barclays Bank PLC | Account Name: The Oundle School Foundation
Sort Code: 20-67-45 | Account Number: 30577103 | IBAN: GB78 BARC 2067 4530 577103 | SWIFTBIC: BARCGB22
To set up a regular donation to The Oundle School Foundation through Direct Debit, please download and complete the forms below. Please do remember to give us permission to claim Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK Taxpayer.
You can also donate through shares, corporate giving or transfer of assets. Further, informal guidance on this particularly advantageous method of giving may be sought from the Director of Development.
The British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) Inc is a charitable organisation founded over 40 years ago to enable US residents to support British schools and universities in a tax efficient manner. It is a charitable organisation recognised by the US Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 (c) (3) of their Codes. The BSUF’s Federal ID Number is 13-616-1189. Oundle School is recognised as an official member which will entitle you to receive full US tax exemption status.
You should express ‘a preference for Oundle’ in your transmittal letter, not on your cheque, which is to be drawn to the order of the British Schools and Universities Foundation. Such preferences are respected by the BSUF, but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS.
Please post your donation to:
British Schools and Universities Foundation
575 Madison Avenue
If you wish the tax deduction within the current calendar year, you should send your gift no later than four weeks in advance of 31 December.
Please also email the Oundle Society advising us of the amount of your donation and whether you have a preference for how your gift is to be used.
Oundle School has established an approved Hong Kong charity, The Friends of Oundle School (Hong Kong) Ltd. Donations made to the School through this body can benefit from Hong Kong tax laws.
In order to make a donation, funds should be directed to the following account:
Account name: Friends of Oundle School (Hong Kong) Ltd
Bank details: Bank of East Asia
Account number: HKD current a/c: 015-514-40-76160-5
Multi currencies statement savings a/c: 015-514-25-14670-2
All administration matters for the charity are handled by Mark Reeves (C 80) and his company. Please contact both Mark Reeves and the Oundle Society to inform them of any donations that you make, and advise them of which fund you would like your donation to be directed towards: Bursaries Endowment Fund, Social Impact Fund or General Bursaries.
12A/F, OTB Building
160 Gloucester Road
Hong Kong SAR
T: 852 2528 2588
The Friends of Oundle School Ltd is a body set up to bring together all the friends of Oundle in Hong Kong, Old Oundelians and parents, whether current, past or future, as well as to foster a sense of the Oundle community. The aim is to encourage visits by School musicians and sports teams and to promote regular social events and reunions for parents and OOs. It is also another conduit for directing donations to the Oundle School Foundation.
Leaving a gift to Oundle in your will
The financial seed from which the School has grown and flourished over the centuries was the legacy bequeathed by its founder, Sir William Laxton. He was an Oundle boy who went on to become Lord Mayor of London. When he died in 1556 he left a gift in his will to The Worshipful Company of Grocers on condition that they should re-establish and support his former ‘gild’ school in Oundle.
Legacies play a vital part in helping the School to provide the highest quality of education. If you have appreciated the excellence of an Oundle education, we encourage you to consider leaving a legacy to ensure that future generations continue to benefit.
Making a bequest is simple: it can be included in a new will or added as a Codicil to your existing will. It will be free from inheritance tax. You may, if you wish, direct your gift to be used for a particular purpose within the School.
Although your testamentary intentions are of course personal and private, if you intend to remember Oundle in your will we should be delighted if you would notify us (ideally by completing our Legacy Intention Form) so that we may recognise your generosity. All legators can opt to become members of the William Laxton Society, which through annual events provides an opportunity for the School to show its appreciation to its testamentary benefactors. The Society’s membership currently stands at over 200 and is steadily increasing.
For more information about making a bequest, please refer to our publications below or if you would like to discuss your plans with a member of our team, please request a call back.
Each year, the Old Oundelian Benevolent Fund makes funds available to support children of Old Oundelians, either as boarding and day pupils, that are in need of bursary support.
Bursaries are awarded through a Declaration of Means process which can be completed up to three years before entry to the School. Old Oundelian parents are encouraged to contact Admissions at an early stage in the process. Candidates must pass the appropriate entrance examinations, contribute positively to School life and show a conscientious attitude to their studies.
T: 01832 277125