Make a Donation

Bucklebury Church of England Primary School is a state maintained primary school.

We have to fundraise for those aspects of our work that are not covered by our Department for Education funding. Our DfE funding covers the core cost of delivering the national curriculum, including salaries, teaching resources, lighting, heating and some basic maintenance. It does not cover the cost of major upgrades to school facilities, although we are able to apply for capital funds when these are available. It also does not cover the cost of our essential co-curricular programme of lunchtime and after school activities, which enables pupils to expand their range of skills and knowledge outside the classroom.

All your donations, no matter what size, are invaluable. Donations can be given as set out below.

Ways of Giving:

Every contribution you make to Bucklebury School makes a significant difference. You can support us in our mission to provide and maintain our co-curricular programme as well as refurbishments of key areas by making a donation in one of the following ways:

Regular gifts

These can be made by Standing Order on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Please see details below to set up a Standing Order and email the FOBS treasurer to confirm your regular gift and record gift aid or matched funding.

Bank: Barclays

Account Name: Friends of Bucklebury School

Sort Code: 20-59-14

Account Number: 10226157

Reference: 365 Fund and Pupil/Alumni/friend name

One off gifts

Bank Transfer

If you would like to make your donation via bank transfer, please let the FOBS treasurer know of your gift so that we can record it properly and send you a thank you letter. See details above.

By Post

Cheques are made payable to "Friends of Bucklebury School". You can also download a Donation Form and send it, with your gift, to the Treasurer via the school office.

Amazon Wish List

Click here to find out how to donate items to the school when you shop online.

Easy fundraising

Click here to find out how to donate cash to the school when you shop online.

Enhancing your giving

Gift Aid

By gift aiding your contribution we can reclaim an additional 25p in every £1, making your gift worth even more at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid is an invaluable source of ‘extra’ income. If you qualify, please fill in the Donation Form as it enables us to reclaim 25p from HM Revenue and Customs for every £1 donated.

Higher rate tax payers donating through Gift Aid can claim back the difference between the higher rate of tax and the basic rate of tax on the total value of their donation to Bucklebury School via their Self Assessment Form or ask HM Revenue & Customs to adjust your tax code.

We reclaim the tax by forwarding details of your gift to the Inland Revenue. The table below outlines the benefits of giving for higher-rate tax payers.

If your circumstances or details change

Please notify us if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

Matched Giving

Many companies help charities through a matched giving scheme. Some will match pound for pound, and others will double match any donations which its employees make to registered charities. Please check with your Payroll or HR department as to whether your company do operate such a scheme as this could make your donation worth even more.

Payroll Giving

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 department.

Charity Status

Friends of Bucklebury School is a registered charity Number