Voluntary Contributions and Direct Debit Form

Please read the letter from Dr Lee below and follow the instructions to donate.

Option A

Step 1:  Please click here to print off the Direct Debit Bank Mandate and Gift Aid Declaration

Step 2:  Please complete, then scan or take a photo and return to lmorris@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk


Option B:

Step 1:  Please click here to download the editable Direct Debit Bank Mandate and Gift Aid Declaration  

Step 2 – please complete and return to lmorris@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk


I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Governors and JCoSS Trust to welcome you and your child to JCoSS. I hope that your child will settle in well and find their feet in this new environment.  

As I have said at the Open Events, voluntary contributions to the JCoSS Trust are a critical part of the running costs of the school.  They pay for the Jewish Ethos and Jewish education that we provide – both the formal lessons and the huge range of other informal activities that students enjoy, from Purim celebrations to our award-winning Interfaith and volunteering activities.  They also contribute to the security infrastructure that ensures our students are kept safe in the troubling times in which we find ourselves. 

You may be less aware of the other enormous and critically important benefits of these contributions. They allow us to provide an education in which students can flourish academically and all our staff are subject specialists. Our wide curriculum offer, teaching and learning resources, the availability of extra-curricular and enrichment activities, the provision of extra classes and revision activities for exams…all of these things and more are only possible for our students because your Voluntary Contributions provide extra financial support for the school to supplement the money that comes from Government. The more we receive, the more we can achieve as a school for your children.

As the JCoSS Trust is a registered Charity, if you pay tax and complete the Gift Aid form, the school can benefit by receiving additional funds from the Government. Different arrangements may apply depending on the rate of tax you pay – an illustration of the calculations is included below.

Whatever the amount you decide to contribute, the most convenient way is by Direct Debit. Full details of the contribution rates are below.  Please complete the bank mandate for paying by Direct Debit and scan or take a picture and email it to lmorris@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk   Please also complete the Gift Aid form which is on the same document after the direct debit mandate.  If you would prefer to pay by transfer our bank details are available on request.

As I am sure you are aware, in common with all other Jewish schools, this contribution is voluntary and your child will not be treated differently if you are unable to pay.  However, we anticipate and rely upon most parents being able and willing to contribute in full.  We believe there is a strong moral obligation on all to donate – if not the full amount then as much as possible.  We know there are differences in what families can afford, and we are always willing to discuss different amounts in total confidence.  Even a partial contribution is enormously helpful in keeping down the headline contribution amount that all are asked for; it also embodies the sense of corporate responsibility for the education and future of the next generation, and models the habit of giving which is such a hallmark of the Jewish community. If you do have any difficulty, then please contact our Voluntary Contribution administrator Laura Morris, who collects your donations on behalf of the JCoSS Trust.  The simplest method is by email to lmorris@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk.  We will of course handle the matter sensitively and confidentially.

We are delighted you have chosen JCoSS and look forward to your child having a successful career at the school.

Yours sincerely


Dr Melanie Lee



Non-tax and standard rate tax payers:

Each child              £167 per month for 12 months (Sept 2024 to August 2025 inclusive) = £2,004 for the year

OR                           £685 per term = £2,055 for the year. 

No money will be taken from your account until September.


Higher rate tax payers:

If you pay higher rate tax and complete a tax return, you would receive further tax relief on your contribution.  Therefore, in common with other similar organisations, we are asking you to consider making a higher contribution to us, which after tax relief is the same amount we are asking from a standard rate tax payer. No money will be taken from your account until September.


Higher rate tax payer: 40%

Each child £222.67 per month for 12 months (Sept 2024 to August 2025 inclusive) = £2,672 for the year

(which after further tax relief costs you £2,004).


Higher rate tax payer: 45%

Each child £242.91 per month for 12 months (Sept 2024 to August 2025 inclusive) = £2,915 for the year (which after further tax relief costs you £2004).


Illustration of how the tax relief works, if the Gift Aid form is signed



Non Tax Payer

Standard Rate Payer


Higher Rate Payer


Higher Rate Payer


Amount actually paid by parent





Basic Rate tax of 20% deducted by all tax-paying parents and reclaimed by JCoSS from Inland Revenue under Gift Aid





Further higher rate tax relief claimed by parent





Total money received by JCoSS after it has reclaimed tax under rules of Gift Aid





Overall net cost to parent after all tax relief