How to Give

There are numerous ways you can donate to our school:

Single Donation

A single donation, large or small, will be very gratefully received and will make a significant difference. The easiest way to make a donation is on the GDST website, or by sending a cheque made payable to the Royal High School to the school address.

Regular Gift

Giving a regular donation every month, quarter or year will allow us to plan our development investment ahead of time and help us pursue exciting new opportunities.

You can set up a direct debit online on the GDST website.

Legacy Gift

Remembering our school in your will is a wonderful way to support us. Many choose to do so to give something back to the place where their journey of learning began, or to help support the education and opportunities of girls for generations to come.

More information about legacy giving can be found here.


A gift of stocks or shares is a tax-effective way for you to make a significant donation. Donations of this kind are exempt from capital gains tax as we are a charity, meaning the full value of the shares can be directly passed on to our school.

Matched Giving

Many employers run matched giving schemes, whereby they match donations to charity made by their employees. This can double the gift you may be able to gift, providing hugely valuable extra support. Why not try contacting your employer and asking if they run such a scheme?

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a great opportunity to increase the value of your gift at no extra cost to you. If you are a UK taxpayer, we are able to claim an additional 25% on top of your donation from HM Revenue & Customs. This means that a donation from you of, for example, £20 actually provides us with £25.

All we need is a declaration from you that you pay tax in the UK, via the completion of a Gift Aid Declaration, as part of the giving process. Online donors will be prompted to do this as part of the online donation process.

Find out more

To find out more about different giving options, or to discuss the donation of a major gift, please do contact us, we would be delighted to offer guidance and support.