Legacy giving

Many alumni and friends of the School choose to remember KGS in their will. As a small thank you, these kind supporters are invited to join our 1561 Club of legacy donors and you will be invited to special School events. For more information on making a tax efficient donation to KGS in your will, email us or call 020 8939 8803 and we can send you out an information pack .

Have you received our recent Legacy Mailing?

Interested in finding out more? Download the information pack, the example codicil to work on with a solicitor and then let KGS know your intentions, so we can ensure your wishes are put into place as and when the time comes.

When writing a will, it is naturally our family and friends who are our priority. However, we see legacies as providing for the future of Kingston Grammar School. We hope that your KGS education was of such great benefit to you that you might be willing to help future generations.


Chris Carnegy (OK 1980) is the BBC's editor for local TV. He tells us why he included the School in his will:

"Few experiences can change the course of your life in quite the way that your schooldays can. For me, KGS brought so many opportunities, including many outside the classroom, that broadened my horizons and helped me find my way ahead. So when I was thinking about my will, it seemed natural to want to help someone else to have the same life chances.

"I'm not planning to die anytime soon – but I hope my bequest will eventually help the Bursary Fund, so more young people from every background can benefit from the KGS experience. Arranging a bequest is a simple thing to do; part of its beauty is that you'll only ever be able to imagine the potential it might unleash."

We understand that it is not always possible for friends of KGS to offer financial support during their life time. A bequest may be easier or more appropriate to individual circumstances, and provides a lasting contribution.

Of course, you would need to consult your solicitor about including a legacy in a new will, or about adding a codicil to your existing will. There is also a pledge form which does not commit you in any legal sense – it is simply a statement of your intention. Once completed, we would ask that you send it back to the Development Office where it will be held in the strictest confidence. Requests for anonymity will of course be respected.


David Hattersley (OK 1951) is the former Vice Chair of Governors:

“It is a personal choice how you divide up the cake if you are fortunate enough to have one.

I know the pennies will be well spent."

Every individual who pledges a legacy to the School in writing will be given membership of the 1561 Legacy Club. Members and their guests will be invited to an annual event and kept informed of developments and news items through regular communication.

If you would like any further information, please email foundation@kgs.org.uk or contact our Development Director on 020 8939 8803.