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David Holbache Fund

The David Holbache Fund helps raise money for key projects and developments within the school.

In 2013, the fund contributed to the installation of a new artificial pitch. The Governors are currently identifying the next large capital project that will offer the optimum benefits to our students.

In the intervening period please keep donating, since the money will attract tax relief for you and the School, and will be used for the next project. Once the project is identified then full details will be posted here, and do let us know if you have any suggestions.

How to Contribute

  • Regular payments through standing order (these still accumulate to achieve Sponsor, Associate, Benefactor status).
  • One-off gifts or donations.
  • By legacy (writing of a new will can probably be provided free through the Fund) and remember all charitable legacies left in wills are free of inheritance tax (IHT).
  • By donating assets such as shares, securities, antiques, etc.

If you would like to donate, please download a copy of the Giving Form, which includes a Gift Aid Declaration and a Standing Order Mandate.

If you make a donation you are asked to sign a "gift aid" form to enable the School to reclaim the tax you would have paid on your donation, because Oswestry School is a registered charity and we are able to reclaim tax paid by individuals who make donations. Please consider making your donation through "gift aid" since this will bring the School 20% more in income at no additional cost to you. If you pay tax above the standard rate of tax you can claim higher rate relief from the Inland Revenue.

If you would like to make a donation please contact Mr Philip Bowd, Bursar, 01691 655711.

Contact for further information

Phil Bowd
Tel: 01691 655711

How you can support our appeal


A donation of up to £500 (either single donations or the total of regular payments) will be recognised by:

  • a letter of acknowledgement from the Chairman of the Governors.
  • your name will be inscribed in a Book of Donors on permanent display.
  • recognition in the Oswestrian magazine and on the School website.


A donation of between £500 to £3,000 (either single donations or the total of regular payments) will be recognised by:

  • the same benefits as a Sponsor.
  • invitations to Speech Day and Founder's Day.



A donation of £3,000 and above (either single donations or the total of regular payments) will be recognised by:

  • the same benefits as an Associate.
  • an individual named brick/plaque which will be sited in the Pavilion.

Special Donations

Donors may remain anonymous if they wish.

  • £10,000 - School Buildings named after/by you
  • £5,000 - Class rooms within the school named after/by you
  • £5,000 - Dormitories within the school named after/by you

A full Book of Donors is kept at the school.

An effective way to raise money for the appeal

The most effective and comprehensive way to raise money for our appeal is for everybody to help in the process. And yet the time involved is small.

If you are willing to do this then we can send you the names and addresses of your contemporaries who were at the School with you.

If you can ask just 2 or 3 of them to make a donation, and for them to contact and ask 2 or 3 more to do the same, then it will happen.

If we cascade the appeal in this way we can soon reach our target and you will reacquaint yourself with old friends at the same time!

The target is achievable

There are about 3,300 OOs, parents and other associates. If every person were to contribute £220, then this amount, together with gift aid and interest, would be worth £1m within 3 years.

We would like to thank all those who have contributed or are contributing to the David Holbache Fund.  A Book of Donors is kept at the School.

If you would like to join the growing number of benefactors who are contributing then just click on 'How To Donate'.

If you have fundraising ideas or want to get involved in any way then please contact