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.  

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

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

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.

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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