Give the gift of an ESMS education to provide transformational opportunities for children

Your generous support will help provide life-changing bursaries for children at ESMS

Give Online Today

The simplest way to give is online, which you can do using our secure payments page using one of the links below.  

Regular gift by Direct Debit  


You can help to change the life of a child. Give now.

Single gift by credit/debit card


However much you are able to give, your generosity is truly appreciated and will help us make a life-changing difference to children through the gift of education. Give now. 

Send a Cheque

If you would prefer to send a cheque, please make your cheque payable to Access to Excellence and send this together with your completed Giving Form (available to print here) to the following address:

Development Office
Queensferry Road

International Giving 

Anyone wishing to make a tax-efficient donation from the United States can do so through the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF)

To make a gift and take a U.S. income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools & Universities Foundation (Federal Tax ID 13-616-1189), a charitable organisation approved by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under code Section 501(c)(3). Write your cheque to the order of the British Schools & Universities Foundation. You should express a preference for ESMS in your transmittal letter, not on your cheque. Such preferences are respected by the Foundation but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS. You can read their annual accounts here.

Legacy Giving

Centuries ago, our founders Mary Erskine and Daniel Stewart laid down legacies that helped create the schools we know today.  Their gifts have endured.  Their generosity is remembered.  If we could somehow show them what their selfless acts have given to thousands of young people over the years...well, we think they would be somewhat emotional.

Today, legacies from individual members of our community continue to secure the future of the schools and the children they serve.  A decision to leave a gift in your will is a gesture that is both profoundly practical and deeply noble.  Your gift will help us continue our life-changing work.  Your generosity will be felt, personally, by a young person who could not otherwise enjoy such an education.  You will be remembered in the best possible way. 

There are three main kinds of legacy gifts you might like to consider:

  • Residuary Legacy - A share of your estate to be paid after any debts, funeral costs and cash gifts are paid
  • Pecuniary Legacy - A cash sum which can be index-linked to guarantee its future value
  • Specific Legacy – a particular item to be used or sold by the charity

Another type of legacy, often used to ensure surviving family are looked after, is the Reversionary Legacy, which allows you to leave assets to a named individual for their lifetime whilst deciding who should benefit after they have passed away.

Should you choose to leave a legacy, your solicitor should run through all the options with you when writing your will. 

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