Leave a lasting impact

City of London School would not exist without the support of our legacy donors.

City of London School was founded in 1442 by John Carpenter, Town Clerk for the City of London, whose Will included a bequest to provide education to four boys.  This tradition continues, and transformative legacies continue to provide bursaries at our School.  

By leaving a legacy gift to City of London School you are providing vital support to future generations. You can leave a legacy for City of London School to invest wherever our need is greatest or specify a project or passion such as the performing arts or sport.  For more information about leaving a legacy to City of London School please request a copy of our legacy brochure or send us an email.

If you have already included City of London School in your Will, we would be very grateful if you would consider letting us know about your legacy plans. You can easily do so by contacting us directly at 020 3680 6313 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 1442 Society

Named after John Carpenter’s bequest of 1442, which created the first foundations for City of London School, members of the 1442 Society are Old Citizens who have informed the School of their plans to leave a legacy. As a member of the 1442 Society you will receive regular communication, invites to exclusive events such as the Head’s Summer Reception, recognition in our Online Donor Roll and annual updates about the School.

As your will is a personal and important document, we recommend consulting your legal advisers before drafting a new will, updating an existing one or making any future plans for your estate. If you would like to discuss leaving a legacy to City of London School, please get in touch with Harriet Anderson Bradley, Individual Giving Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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