Your ways to support our Sixth Form project

A donation is the single most important way you can support our Sixth Form development.

The total cost of the Sixth Form Centre is £2.62m. As with all projects of this size, it is being financed by fundraising and the School borrowing to underwrite the generous pledges. The current pupils and alumnae spearheaded our fundraising campaign through their record-breaking efforts at St Nicholas’ Stalls 2019. We are now approaching the Heathfield community to help support the future of Heathfield’s Sixth Form, and our future in the educational market.

Heathfield does not have an endowment, and fee income is rightly applied to educating and nurturing the pupils of today. We rely on generous support to help us extend opportunities through bursary funding, or to carry out vital developments which enhance the pupils’ experience and keep us ahead of our competitors. Every major facility from which pupils benefit today, such as the Chapel, the sports hall, the swimming pool, the Performing Arts Centre, STEM building, the grand piano and the recording studio, have only been made possible through the generosity of the School community

Celebrating your commitment

Everyone who supports Heathfield School will have the right to be recognised in perpetuity.

Considering your options

You can choose to support Heathfield’s ambitious Sixth Form space by:

  • Donating a single, one-off gift.
  • Pledging a regular, recurring gift over a specified time period.
  • Supporting our Gift Match Challenge – to discover how to double your philanthropic impact by clicking here.

Heathfield’s Gift Matching Challenge




Development Fund

There is a restricted bank account for all donations dedicated towards Heathfield’s Sixth Form space (the Heathfield Development Fund; Sort code: 20-02-87; Account: 80700347). The account is managed in accordance with the rules and guidance set by the Charity Commission (Heathfield School’s registered charity number is 309086).


Choosing tax-efficient giving

If you are a UK tax-payer, you may have the following options: –

Gift Aid declaration via our Donation Form:

If you donate through Gift Aid the charity can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It will not cost you any extra. You can donate via bank transfer, cheque or cash.

Share Giving:

You do not have to pay tax on land, property or shares you donate to charity. You get tax relief on both Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

Payroll Giving:

Payroll Giving is a way of you giving money to charity without paying tax on it. It must be paid through PAYE from your wages or pension. You can usually find out about these schemes from your organization’s human resources department.

Corporate Gift Aid:

Your company may make a qualifying donation to a charity with the amount donated set against profits for Corporation Tax purposes.

Corporate Gift Matching Scheme:

Corporate gift matching schemes enable you to increase the value of your gift to a charity thanks to your employer matching some or all of your donation. You can usually find out about these schemes from your organization’s human resources department.


The tables below show how tax relief can reduce the net cost of the donation to you when you claim back the difference between the higher rates of tax and the basic rates of tax on the total value of your gross donation.

For example, as a highest rate UK tax-payer, if you donate £10,000 towards our Sixth Form project through Gift Aid, the project will receive £12,500 at no extra cost to you. You will be able to claim back the difference between the rate you pay (45%) and the basic rate (20%) on your total gross donation. In this example, the new Sixth Form space would receive £12,500, and the tax relief you receive reduces the donation ‘cost’ from £10,000 to £6,875.

To maximise your philanthropic gift all donations can be spread across a period of time convenient to you.


Your Philanthropic support

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