Support Us

Thank you for considering supporting St Leonards School. St Leonards is a registered charity number SC010904, and every gift given makes a difference to the experience of our current and future pupils. Development remains central to our vision for St Leonards’ exciting future.

Our school relies upon fees and donations from our alumni, former parents and Friends of St Leonards in order to provide additional facilities, improve our ageing buildings, and provide assistance for families who would be otherwise unable to pay the school fees.

These donations allow St Leonards to maintain its place as one of the leading independent schools in Scotland.

How to make a donation
There are a number of ways in which you can support St Leonards School.
  • By Phone

    Please call 01334 472126 and your card payment can be processed over the phone

  • Bank Transfer

    Sort code 80 11 00 and account number 00105139 with reference DEVT and your initials.

  • By Cheque

    Made payable to St Leonards School and sent to St Leonards with a note of your name to: 

    St Leonards School, St Andrews Fife KY16 9QJ

Sponsor a Seat

We have recently embarked on an exciting programme to redevelop our much loved Music School Auditorium, a core performing arts space, first opened by Princess Alexandra in 1987, which serves as a hub for our young people, staff, and the wider community. The project has both enhanced the space and increased its capacity from 95 to 116 with stylish new seating.

To build on the success of this transformative project, a Sponsor a Seat campaign was launched, seeking 116 sponsors, each of whom have the opportunity to be associated with a beautiful velvet seat in the newly-redeveloped auditorium.

A donation of £300 will secure sponsorship for a seat in the Music School Auditorium, recognising your contribution for generations to come. In return, we will place a personalised inscription of up to 34 characters onto your seat. For further information and to sponsor a seat, please contact

Your Support

Support from our generous donors over the years has allowed for the creation of the Science buildings, the refurbishment of our boarding houses, and the restoration of the iconic Clock Tower Chimes in 2012.

Donations have also provided significant support for the Bursary Fund, which allows means-tested fee remissions and ensures a St Leonards education is accessible to as many young people as possible.

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy to St Leonards is possibly the greatest gift you can make to the School, helping to shape the lives of future generations of Seniors and providing significant benefit to the community and campus.

Since our foundation in 1877, St Leonards has benefited enormously from the generosity of its alumni and of its Friends: past parents, colleagues and others who have remembered our school in their wills.

Making a bequest is simple to do, although we do recommend seeking professional legal advice. A legacy can either be included in a new will or added as a codicil to an existing will. It will be free from inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

To inform us that you have left – or indeed plan to leave – a gift to St Leonards in your will, please contact The Seniors Office at or write to us at: 

The Seniors Office, St Leonards School, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QJ

Gift Aid

Gift Aid allows individuals who are subject to UK income tax to complete a simple, short declaration that they are a UK taxpayer. Any donations that the taxpayer makes to the charity after making a declaration are treated as being made after deduction of income tax at the basic rate and the charity can reclaim the basic rate income tax paid on the gift from HMRC. Declarations can now be made orally, as well as in writing. Please complete and return the Gift Aid form below (with the option of including the donation) if you would like to help St Leonards increase the value of your gift.

Contact us if you have any questions