The King's School in Macclesfield


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      Bursaries: Transforming Lives

      More than 500 years ago Sir John Percyvale, a former Lord Mayor of London, founded a school in his hometown of Macclesfield through an endowment upon his death. Through subsequent gifts and endowments, the school grew and became what is now known as The King’s School.
      We are proud to maintain one of the original objectives of the founders of the school: to offer a first class education to pupils irrespective of financial means. We do this through the provision of bursaries.
      It is due to the ongoing philanthropic giving of many of our former pupils, staff and parents that we are able to offer a number of means-tested bursary places each year.  However, the number of pupils applying for bursaries continues to outstrip the number of places that we are able to offer.
      Please consider supporting King’s in whatever way you can. Your support could make a huge difference to a child. 

      ‘Thank You’ from our Bursary Recipients

      King’s pupils not only receive the highest quality academic teaching, but also enjoy an unrivalled range of opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and successful individuals. The lives of our bursary holders are often changed beyond comparison by the generosity of our donors.  Here are the views of some of our bursary recipients, told in their own words:

      Bursary Recipients

      Capital Fund

      Thanks to the support of individual donors as well as our parents, we have recently made significant improvements to our facilities at both Fence Avenue and Cumberland Street. With your help, through the capital appeal fund, we can continue to invest in projects that will enhance the learning and extra-curricular experiences of our pupils.
      Our ambition now is to build an entirely new school at our Derby Fields site. If you would like more information about our plans or would like to talk to us about making a gift, please contact: Mr Jonathan Spencer Pickup, Director of Finance.

      Any donation small or large, regular or one off is very much appreciated and valued. If you wish to make a donation to the school please complete the donation form below. If you have any questions please contact

      Donation Form

      Percyvale Legacy Society 

      We believe making a commitment to The King's School's future by leaving a legacy should be recognised and thanked during the donor's lifetime. We have therefore created The Percyvale Legacy Society, open to all those who have notified us of their intention to make a bequest to the school. 

      Members of The Percyvale Society will be invited to former pupil events, as well as an exclusive lunch every year to thank you for your gift. This occasion will enable the school to update members on its latest developments as well as providing the opportunity to rekindle, maintain and develop friendships.

      We recognise that a legacy is personal and private and you may choose not to be recognised through membership of the society, which we are happy to respect. For more information please click the links below for the full Legacy Giving Brochure and Pledge Form, alternatively please contact our Development Officer:  

      Legacy Giving Brochure

      Legacy Pledge Form

      Careers Support

      You can also help support the school in other ways by:

      • Donating your time as a guest speaker, please complete the Careers & Speaker Form at the top of this page or contact
      • Providing work experience placements for pupils in Years 10 - 13. Please contact
      • Showcasing at the King's Careers Fair
      • Sponsoring our events, we have a varied list of packages and options ranging from £50 to £3000 please click here for sponsorship opportunities. You can also contact for more information. 

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