Ways to support

The Bramston Bursary Fund aims to fulfil our founder’s vision and to transform lives for generations to come. It offers the exciting opportunities for talented girls to be pupils at St Swithun’s School but families’ lack the financial means.

The Bramston Bursary Fund was launched in 2009 to coincide with the school’s 125th anniversary and it is our aim, in our 130th year, to raise sufficient funds to have five girls in receipt of 110% means-tested bursaries commencing their transformative journey at St Swithuns’s School by 2020.

We now look to our wider community and ask you to help preserve St Swithun’s proud academic and philanthropic tradition. 

St Swithun’s School is a registered charity which enables both individual and corporate supporters, who pay tax in the UK, to make tax efficient gifts. Gifts can be donated in a number of ways to suit the donor: by a regular gift; a specified one-off donation to be invested and provide provision in perpetuity; a pledge in your will. Every gift makes a difference and is gratefully received.

  • Regular giving – regular gifts can be made by monthly, termly or annual Direct Debit. To make a gift please download the donation form.
  • Single gift – single gifts can be made by a bank transfer or cheque. To make a gift please download the donation form.
  • Gifts of shares - you can also make a gift in the form of quoted shares. Gifts of this type give a double tax benefit - they are exempt from Capital Gains Tax and the full amount can be offset against the donor’s income tax liability.
  • Payroll giving – this scheme enables you, if a UK employee, to make charitable gifts to the Bramston Bursary Fund straight from your gross salary, meaning you receive immediate tax relief on the value of your donation.
  • Gifts from overseas – please email Emma Boryer (boryere@stswithun.com) if you wish to donate and live outside the UK..
  • A gift in your will – You can remember St Swithun’s in your will. All legacies to the school from UK taxpayers are exempt from inheritance tax. If you would like your bequest to be directed in a particular way, the school would be delighted to discuss this so that your wishes can be honoured in full.

Please note gifts from UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid, enabling us to reclaim an additional 25p for each £1 that you donate. In addition, if you are a higher rate tax payer, you can reduce the real cost of your gift by reclaiming the balance between standard and higher rates of tax. Please contact Emma Boryer (boryere@stswithuns.com) to discuss the various tax efficient methods of supporting St Swithun’s School.

Thank you for your support.