Make a gift in your will

We recognise that many people have demands on their finances which prevent them from making a gift to St Paul’s in their lifetime.

Others may have made donations to the School during their life but also wish to leave a gift as a final gesture.

Legacy gifts to St Paul’s can be your lasting tribute: an acknowledgement of what the School helped you achieve in life. Leaving a legacy to St Paul’s enables you to help the talented pupils who follow behind you.

Legacies are an easy and tax advantageous way to support St Paul’s. All gifts are exempt from inheritance tax and, for estates that leave 10% or more to charity, there is a reduction in inheritance tax from 40% to 36%. Legacies of all sizes make a huge difference and play a very important part in securing St Paul’s future.

When you leave a legacy to St Paul’s you can specify how you would like it to be used. You may wish to support a specific area such as bursaries or capital projects or ask for it to be allocated to the area of greatest need which is at the Governors’ discretion.

How do I leave a legacy to St Paul’s School?

If you decide you would like to leave a legacy to St Paul’s or indeed have already mentioned the School in your will, we kindly request that you notify us by completing our Legacy Gift Form. This is not a requirement and does not bind you in any way, but it does give us the opportunity to invite you to become a member of the Colet Society and importantly, to thank you.

Leaving a legacy to St Paul’s in your will is a straightforward process. When you are making a bequest in a new your will or adding a codicil to an existing will, please note the beneficiary as St Paul’s School, Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT (Registered Charity Number 1119619).

We would ask those leaving a legacy to consider where they would like their gift

To discuss legacy giving in confidence, please contact: Ellie Sleeman, Director of Development and Engagement. Email or call 020 8746 5313.

Free Will Writing Services

St Paul’s is delighted to have partnered with Guardian Angel to offer our supporters the opportunity to make a will online for free (T&Cs apply)

This new approach to Will-making is quick and easy. So we can offer our supporters this service; St Paul’s pays a small fee to Guardian Angel for each Will completed with a gift left to the charity.

There is no obligation to leave a gift to St Paul’s when using the Guardian Angel service, but after taking care of your loved ones, we would be incredibly grateful if you would consider doing so. Gifts from Wills of all sizes make a huge difference and play a very important part in securing St Paul’s future.

Please do take advantage of this service and have the peace of mind that your affairs are in order.

To contact Guardian Angel, please call 0800 773 4014 to arrange an appointment and start your will over the phone or click the button below to do it online.

Click here for further information. 

Please see below for more information about leaving a legacy to St Paul’s School.

Legacy Information Brochure

Legacy Information Sheet

Legacy Form

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