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 support our School.
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, our 1442 Society members receive regular communications and invites to exclusive School events.The Society meets annually at a special event to hear from the Head about the impact of legacies on the School, our plans for the future and to thank those whose gifts will sustain CLS over the coming years. Society members are also recognised through our online donor roll and our annual report. Legacies are extremely important to the School and we are very grateful for every bequest we receive, whatever its value.