Inspiring the next generation of change-makers
There are several ways that you can support Leighton Park. Find out how to donate to our Bursary Fund, leave a gift in your Will, or get involved in the Leighton Park community by giving careers advice or work experience.
If you would like to discuss other ways to support Leighton Park School, please contact the Development Office.
"As an OL it is great to able to support the school community and the next generation of students. I donate to the school's Bursary Fund because it helps widen access to the rare gift that is a Quaker education at Leighton Park."
How to make a donation
Please remember to Gift Aid your donation to Leighton Park Trust. We can claim an additional £25 from the government for every £100 UK tax payers donate at no additional cost to you. If you pay tax at a higher rate, you can claim tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return. Download a Gift Aid form.
Please make cheques payable to Leighton Park Trust. Download a donation form and send to: The Alumni Office, Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7ED
- Donate over the phone by calling 0118 987 9648
Please see information about payroll giving, leaving a gist in your WIll or donating from other countries below.
If you would prefer not to make a payment online, you can make a card payment or set up a direct debit by printing and completing our donation form and returning to The Development Office, Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7ED.
You can make a direct bank transfer from a UK or overseas bank account using our bank details below. So that we can identify your donation, please give your transfer a reference beginning with DEV, and include your initial and surname, and also email us to let us know you have made a transfer.
Bank Name: Barclays Bank
Account Name: Leighton Park Trust
Sort Code: 20-71-29
Account Number: 00575313
IBAN: GB68 BARC 2071 2900 5753 13
Bank Address: Barclays Business Banking, Apex Plaza, Ground Floor, Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1AX
Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at his or her top rate of tax. There is no limit on the amount that can be given under the scheme. To find out more about Payroll Giving and if your company operates the scheme, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department.
Leaving a gift in your will to Leighton Park Trust is possibly the greatest gift you can make during your lifetime and offers you the opportunity to invest in the future of the school for years to come. Find out more about how to leave a gift in your will here, or contact Penny Wallington on 0118 987 9611.
Transnational Giving Europe is a philanthropic scheme that allows donors in participating European countries to give to charities in the UK, including Leighton Park Trust, and receive any tax advantages available in their country of residence.
In order to make a tax-efficient gift, donors should contact the partnership organisation of their country of residence and express a wish to make their donation to the Leighton Park Trust. The partnership organisation will contact CAF (the partnership organisation in the UK), who will then contact Leighton Park. The donor makes the gift to his or her home-country partnership organisation which then provides the donor with a tax receipt and transfers the gift to the beneficiary organisation.
For a list of participating countries please go to the Transnational Giving Europe website and click on your country of residence.
If you would like help with this process, please contact Penny Wallington, Alumni Relations Coordinator at Leighton Park.
The Leighton Park Trust is an approved institution with the British Schools & Universities Foundation (BSUF). BSUF was set up over 40 years ago to support British schools and universities in a tax efficient way.
To make a gift and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal I.D. Number 13-616-1189), a charitable organisation approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of their Code.
If you are a Canadian resident with US income you can also make a donation to BSUF and claim a deduction from the US IRS against your US income.
The Leighton Park Trust has a temporary US representative for BSUF, Mr John Stiller. If you would like to make contact with John, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving by Check
If you would like to make a donation by check, download a Donor Transmittal Form and send it to:
British Schools and Universities Foundation
575 Madison Avenue
A preference for Leighton Park Trust should be expressed on the transmittal form not on your check which is to be drawn to the order of the British Schools & Universities Foundation. Such preferences are respected by the Foundation but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the I.R.S. BSUF will send you a receipt. If you wish the tax deduction in the current year, you should send your gift no later than four weeks before December 31st.
Giving by Credit Card
You can make one-time or regular donations by credit card using the Network for Good. Just follow the instructions on the BSUF website.
Making a Bequest
A provision may be made in your Will or Trust bequeathing money to the BSUF. To contact BSUF regarding a bequest please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Other Ways to Give
Why not consider setting up a Charitable Remainder Unitrust or an Individual Retirement Account or giving securities. You can find more information on the BSUF website.