Making a Gift

The Arnold Foundation is 100 per cent funded through donations and we rely on the generosity of our community to ensure the success of the programme.

With your gift, more children can benefit from a Rugby School education. Give now to help make Rugby accessible for those children who have the talent but not the means.

Generous donations exceeding £22 million to date have so far enabled 136 students to benefit directly from a fully funded boarding place here at Rugby. This enormous and inspirational investment has enabled us to share our outstanding learning and living environment with youngsters who are determined to succeed, but without the funds to access a boarding place.

Investing in the Arnold Foundation provides a key to open our doors to every girl and boy, from whatever life background and provide an opportunity for them to shine, because at Rugby, the whole person is the whole point.

Please help more children turn their spark into a shining light.



Regular Giving

Regular giving is so important to the School and helps us plan. We receive gifts of anywhere between £5 and £500 a month. When grouped together with other regular gifts, your donation is an important part of funding a student's progress through the School. 

Please download and print our donation form to set up regular gift. This can be sent to our free post address at:

Freepost Plus RYTH-KAGA-LXUY

The Development Office

Rugby School

Lawrence Sheriff Street

Rugby CV22 5EH

Alternatively, please contact Christina Kotsani by calling +44 (0)1788 556109 to set up your regular gift.

100 per cent of your gift goes directly towards an Arnold Foundation student, thank you.


Overseas Tax Efficient Giving

We offer tax efficient giving for the USA, Hong Kong, Canada, and most of Europe.


Please visit our American Friends of Rugby School gift page which will make your gift tax efficient through the 501 C 3

Hong Kong

Visit our Hong Kong Friends of Rugby


Visit the Transnational Giving Europe website to see if your country is eligible for tax efficient giving. Just click on your country and contact the organisation mentioned at the bottom of the document to get instructions on how to give tax efficiently. Please quote: The Arnold Foundation for Rugby School as your chosen charity.


Higher Rate Tax

Donations to charity in the UK are tax free. This means that as a higher rate tax payer, you can claim back the additional tax that you have already paid on the gift at the end of the relevant tax year.

Gift Aid will increase the value of your donation and could reduce the cost to you. An example of the net cost at various levels of giving is as follows:

Your donation of £50 a month is worth £600 at the end of the year, after claiming Gift Aid, this will be worth £750 for the Arnold Foundation. If you pay 40 per cent tax, you can personally claim back £150 (£750 x 20 per cent).

This means a donation that is worth £750 to the Arnold Foundation will only cost you £450.

Please find more information here


The Rugby School community will physically re-unite in September. We are proud of our staff and students who have engaged in a full, virtual timetable enabling us all to flourish during this challenging time. Plans for a safe return of the whole School community will involve comprehensive risk assessments and a commitment to the BSA COVID-SAFE Charter. Find out more about our bespoke virtual visits and Open Days here