We recognise that many Old Brentwoods feel that they would like to give something back to the School and that this isn't always easy during one's lifetime. Leaving a legacy to Brentwood School is a way of supporting the School in your will after you've left us. Such a bequest allows Old Brentwoods to contribute to the School in a meaningful way. Legacies are usually unrestricted gifts, allowing the Foundation to support current priorities; however, we will always try to meet a donor’s wishes if they have a specific area of interest in the school. Bursaries are the current priority.
A gift in your will can be a simple and tax-efficient way of making a significant donation to the Foundation that is unaffordable during one’s lifetime. Any such gift to a registered charity (of which the school is one) made in your will is exempt from Inheritance Tax and allows many people to make a meaningful contribution to future generations of Brentwood pupils. Making a bequest is simple: it can be included in a new will or added as a Codicil (example form to the right side of this page) to an existing will.
You may also find useful information at www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax
We understand that leaving a legacy is a private matter but if you feel able to inform us of your intention this will help the School plan for the future.
Below is a form to fill in to submit your intention to include a legacy to Brentwood School in your will. It is important that you seek legal advice before you decide to include a legacy in your will, or to add a codicil to an existing will, to ensure your interests are protected and your wishes recorded accurately.
The form below is merely a statement of intention and doesn't legally commit you. The form will be sent to our Development Office in the strictest confidence, and if you wish to remain anonymous please let us know.
For further information you can call the Development Office on 01277 240451, or email firstname.lastname@example.org