Ways to Give

All donations to the Annual Fund are put to good use immediately, so the impact of your gift will be felt by current as well as future generations of pupils.

Participation is the key, not the level of generosity. Quite simply, every gift helps.

There are many ways you can support and donate to the School and more information about each of these can be found below.

Thank you for your support.

Single and Regular Gifts

Regular Giving

Regular giving is a great way to support the Annual Fund. You can spread the cost and give as often as you like, for as long as you like, by setting up a standing order. Simply download the Standing Order Donation Form and return it to the Foundation Office.

Single Gifts 

If you would prefer to give a one-off gift, simply complete the Donation Form and email it to foundationoffice@cokethorpe.org or post it to Foundation Office, Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon, OX29 7PU and make your donation via the following payment methods: 

Cheques and CAF

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Cokethorpe School’ and posted to Foundation Office, Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxon, OX29 7PU.




All our online donations are handled securely by PayPal. You do not need a Paypal account to donate online. Simply select 'Don't have a PayPal account?' option. You will then be able to donate using your debit or credit card; we accept Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Switch, Delta, Solo, and Maestro. When reviewing your donation, please state which Annual Fund project you wish to donate to (eg Academic, Sport, Junior School) or leave blank for it to be considered wherever the School needs it most.   

Bank Transfer

If you would like to make your donation via bank transfer please let the Foundation Office know of your gift so that we can record it against your donor record. Our bank account details are:

Cokethorpe School

NatWest Bank Plc, 23 High Street, Witney, Oxon OX28 6HU

Sort code: 60-24-60

Account number: 4291 8553.

Gift Aid

However you choose to make your gift, remember that Cokethorpe is a registered charity and if you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your gift by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you. By completing the donation form and Gift Aid declaration, HM Revenue & Customs will increase your gift by £2.50 for every £10.00 that you give.

You must pay enough Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover the amount of tax that Cokethorpe School and all other charities that you donate to reclaim on your donations in the tax year. Please remember to notify us if your circumstances change. You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying the Foundation Office.

If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief (in your Self-Assessment Form) and the actual cost to you can be reduced.

If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, please contact your local tax office or visit HMRC.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a simple, efficient and flexible scheme, which allows you to donate to any UK registered charity of your choice by a direct deduction from your wage. All donations given in this way are tax effective so the charity receives your donation and the tax you would have paid on this amount.

Payroll Giving donations are deducted before tax so each £10.00 you give will only cost you £8.00 and if you are a 40% or 50% higher rate tax payer it will only cost you £6.00 or £5.00 respectively. Your Payroll or HR department will be able to provide you with details if they run this scheme.

For more information about Payroll Giving, please visit Payroll Giving.

Matched Giving

Many companies will help charities through a matched giving scheme. Some will match pound for pound, and others will even double match donations made to registered charities by its employees. If you are making a gift to Cokethorpe School, please check with your Payroll or HR department whether your company operates a scheme like this as it could make your donation worth even more to us.

Stocks and Shares

A gift of Stocks and Shares is one of the most tax efficient ways of supporting Cokethorpe. Individuals or companies who donate shares to the School are not liable for capital gains tax on any increase in value since purchase and are able to claim tax relief on the value of the shares.

For example, if you purchased shares some years ago for £10,000 and they have grown in value to £50,000 you would be liable for a significant capital gains tax bill. However, you can gift the shares to Cokethorpe School, eliminate the capital gain, and also receive an income tax benefit worth up to £20,000.

If you decide to donate stock to Cokethorpe School please contact the Foundation Office. 

Land and Buildings

Individuals or companies who donate real property (land or buildings) to Cokethorpe School are eligible for income tax relief and capital gains tax relief.

Whether it be a plot of land that you no longer use or something on a grander scale, this tax relief applies to any property, providing that the whole interest is donated and the School agrees to accept it. In the situation where two or more persons hold the property, all of the joint owners must dispose of their interest in the property to the School at the same time if any of them are to claim relief.

We might ask you to sell the shares or land you propose to give on our behalf. You will need to keep evidence (such as an exchange of letters to show that you have made the gift and that we have accepted it) before you dispose of the asset - otherwise you might have to pay capital gains tax.

For more information please contact the Foundation Office.