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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a gift to St John's in your will has the power to change lives.  It is one of the greatest gifts you can make, and is a lasting testimony to your affection for the School.

You can choose to direct your bequest to a particular cause, such as bursaries for the sons and daughters of clergy or for children from low-income families.  You may prefer to support buildings or facilities, or to set up a prize or scholarship in your name.  Alternatively, you may just wish to support the area of greatest need when your gift is realised.

If you would like to discuss a particular bequest, please contact the Development Office.

The 1851 Society

We appreciate that making a gift in your will is a very personal decision. We hope that you will inform us of your intentions so that we can thank you for your kindness and generosity during your lifetime.

In order that we can recognise those who have made a bequest to St John's Foundation we have established the 1851 Society, now in its fifth year.  Everybody who has made us aware of their intention to include the School in their will automatically becomes a member. Each year the Head hosts a special lunch at their home to thank 1851 Society members for their support of the School.

Why I left a gift in my will...

Bernard Lewis (East, 59)

"I was at St John's between 1954 and 1959, an East House boy. I remember my time at the school fondly, I was a keen sportsman and was captain of the rugby team (I still have our score cards to this day!) 

When I was making my will I felt it was important to include a bequest to St John's. I wanted to give something back to the School that helped me so much in my formative years, and to ensure that boys and girls in the future can continue to benefit from the education a school like St John's provides. 

I would encourage all OJs to consider a bequest to the School. It is a way that we can make a lasting difference to a place that has meant a great deal to us."