Legacy Gifts

Our Future, our Legacy of giving

Legacies have supported Alleyn’s School from the time of its foundation and are an ideal way of helping the School today and into the future. A legacy donation will help future generations of Alleyn’s boys and girls to reach their full potential. Alleyn’s owes much to its past benefactors. Those who have remembered the School in their wills have bequeathed not only buildings, but also scholarships and sporting traditions, all contributing to the continued growth and development of the School. In many ways, the provision of a bequest to Alleyn’s in your will is the greatest gift of all. It signifies the belief you have in all that Alleyn’s stands for, and it creates a living testimony to that affection beyond your death. All gifts are very important and warmly welcomed.


The Cornflower Club

If you make a gift to Alleyn’s in your will, and do not wish your gift to remain anonymous, you will become a member of our Cornflower Club. We are proud of our benefactors and very grateful for their thoughtfulness in making a bequest to help the School. Those who have chosen to do so should be both honoured and thanked in their lifetime. It is for this reason that we have created the Cornflower Club. Membership of the Club is open to all those who have signified their intention to make a bequest to the School. While recognising that such a decision is often private and personal, an event is held every year at which, in a discreet but meaningful way, we express our thanks and keep members abreast of current development plans. The School also draws upon the experience and wisdom of Club members to advise on its intentions for the future. 

Our promise to you

Taking the decision to remember Alleyn’s School in your will is very personal. Any information shared with the School will be treated as confidential.
Where at all possible, the School will endeavour to honour your wishes about how your money is used.
Your gift comes with the knowledge that you have helped to secure the continuing success of the School.



My gift to Alleyn’s – the Cornflower Club:
Having experienced the benefits of an Alleyn’s education I would like to help someone else to enjoy that opportunity and believe that this will be an appropriate and fitting use of a proportion of my estate..."

Colin, Cornflower Club legator and alumnus (Tulley's) Read more from Donor Report 2015
"I'm delighted that funding bursaries is still a priority for Alleyn's and think it excellent that I can support pupils in the future through my will".Former member of Alleyn's Teaching Staff
Ways of giving in your will

If you are considering making a gift to Alleyn’s in your will we would be very happy to help.

The School’s Development and Alumni Office can provide examples of wording for you to consider.

The four main types of bequest are as follows: 

  • Residuary legacy – a gift of all or a percentage share of your estate after all other bequests, expenses and taxes have been paid.

  • Pecuniary Legacy – a gift of a specific amount of money to the school.

  • Reversionary Legacy – Leaving assets to the school while giving a named person the benefit of the assets during his or her lifetime.

  • Specific legacy – A gift of personal property such as books, instruments, shares or land.

Tax advantages

A gift to Alleyn’s School in your will has tax advantages for both the School and your family.

As a registered charity, bequests to the School are free from Inheritance Tax and gifts of shares and properties can be exempt from Capital Gains Tax.
It is important that we all make a will and you should always discuss different options with your solicitor and financial advisor.

We very much hope you wish to become a member of this special donor's society.
If you would like to discuss this please email the Development Office or call us on 020 8557 1545