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means the world

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The Arnold Foundation is funded entirely through voluntary donations and we rely on the generosity of our community to ensure the success of our programme. With your gift, more children will benefit from a Rugby School education.

We are so proud of our Arnold Foundation students; from studying at top universities, embarking on substantial careers and for improving the lives of those around them.

They might leave Rugby but they remain very much engaged with the School. Many regularly attend and speak at events, and provide advice for our current students using their experience to support and inspire.

They are our Ambassadors, role models, leaders and active participants in the alumni business and social networking community.

Making a Gift in the UK or overseas

The generosity of supporters makes the life-changing impact of The Arnold Foundation and Earle Fund possible. We welcome gifts of any size – very contribution makes a difference. The easiest way to donate via in the UK is via our secure online donation form.

To make a gift to the Earle Fund or the Arnold Foundation by cheque, please make it payable to "Governing Body of Rugby School Arnold Foundation", and post it to The Rugbeian Community Office, 6 Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5DJ.

If you would like to donate from overseas you will find details on making tax-efficient gifts below. You will also find information on leaving a gift in your Will. Wherever you are in the world, if you have any questions about donations, please contact the Rugbeian Community Office. The team will be happy to help.

Donate to Arnold Foundation
Donate to Earle Fund

Gifts from Overseas

Want to make a difference to students with a gift from outside the UK? It’s easy to show your support via an online gift or BACS transfer. As The Arnold Foundation is a registered charity, you may be eligible for tax relief. Please check the relevant laws in your country of residence.

Please make a gift of cash or securities to the British Schools and Universities Foundation. You should name Rugby School or Bilton Grange as the institution you wish to benefit from your donation. 

Alternatively, to donate via check or wire transfer, find out more here.


Please visit our Hong Kong Friends of Rugby School pages for details on making gifts.


Please contact the Rugbeian Community Office for information about tax efficient giving and bequests from Canada.  


Many European countries are now giving tax efficient benefits for cross-border philanthropic gifts and donations to foreign charities. For more information, please visit

Leaving a Gift in your Will: If you will, they can

In 1567 Lawrence Sheriff took the first steps towards creating history. He left a bequest in his Will to found a school to educate the boys of Rugby and Brownsover. Rugby School began with a gift of £50 and an orchard in Bloomsbury.

Hundreds of years on, your legacy gift can make a lasting impact on future generations at Bilton Grange or Rugby School. As a Legacy pledger, you will become a member of the Charles Shorto Society, named for Rugbeian Charles Shorto (B 1918-23) who left a substantial gift in his will.

“A legacy pledge is a great equaliser: a Rugbeian who has chosen a life of service or caring may not find it as easy as someone who works in finance to make a large lifetime donation, but anyone can include a legacy gift in their will. You can inflation-proof your gift by pledging a percentage of your estate (as opposed to a defined sum), and this will also protect the share that your other beneficiaries receive.”

Dinti Batstone (D88-90) 



Rugbeian Community Office

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