Leave a lasting impact

Almost 600 years ago, John Carpenter's bequest led to the foundation of our School. He wanted his legacy to provide broader access to an eductaion that challenged conceived norms and celebrated diverse perspectives. This tradition continues through our commitment to a far larger programme of bursaries, we will continue to fulfil this ambition with the support of our legacy donors.

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 bursaries, the performing arts or sport. Legacies are extremely important to the School and we are very grateful for every bequest we receive, whatever its value.

For more information about leaving a legacy to City of London School you can view our legacy brochure here.

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 or you have already included the School in your will, please get in touch with Harriet Anderson Bradley, Philanthropy Manager on 020 3680 6313 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 1442 Society

The 1442 Society was established to recognise Old Citizens who have informed the School of their plans to leave a legacy. Named after John Carpenter’s bequest in 1442, which created the first foundations for City of London School.

As a member of The 1442 Society you will receive:

  • Regular communications and invitations to exclusive School events, including a special event for 1442 Society members hosted by the Head
  • A commemorative lapel pin
  • Special recognition in the School's annual impact report as a 1442 Society member

To join The 1442 Society please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Legacy FAQs

More information on how to leave a gift
learn more

Regular Giving

Make a regular donation to City of London School
learn more

Single Gift

Make a one-off donation to City of London School
learn more