Leaving a Legacy

The Lodge Day Nursery Grand Opening February 2018

Leaving a gift in your will to Ipswich School is a very personal way of providing opportunity to future generations of pupils.

Legacies enable you to play an important part in the future of the School and provide opportunity and support which may not have been possible in your lifetime.

All those who indicate that they intend to leave a legacy to the School become members of The Elizabethan Society. The Elizabethan Society was formed to recognise those who have shown incredible generosity by remembering the School in their will. As a member of The Elizabethan Society, you will receive regular communications and an invitation to our annual society event.

Every pledge, no matter how large or small, will make a difference to the future of Ipswich School.

Please consider leaving a legacy to Ipswich School to ensure that the School remains at the forefront of education for future generations of Ipswichians.

A gift for generations

January 2018 saw the opening of The Lodge Day Nursery which was made possible through a legacy left to the School by Roy Towns OI (Class of 1950).

The Lodge Day Nursery was opened by children’s author Nick Butterworth and provides outstanding care in a wonderful setting to children from 3 months – 3 years.

Lodge child with teacher
Enjoying play time at The Lodge Day Nursery

This development at the School would not have been possible without Roy’s generous bequest which will have a positive impact on many future generations of children.

Roy was a long-standing supporter of the Prep School and it was felt this would be the perfect way to ensure his gift continues to provide care to the youngest members of the Ipswich School community. The facility has seen numbers grow steadily since its opening and is now at full capacity.

Tax benefits of leaving a legacy

A legacy is free from Inheritance Tax by virtue of the fact that Ipswich School is a registered charity. In light of recent legislation, effective April 2012, a legacy of 10% of your next estate also reduces the Inheritance Tax from 40% – 36%. On larger estates this can prove significant to other beneficiaries.

It is strongly advised that professional legal advice be sought in deciding how best to arrange your affairs.

You can let us know of your intention to leave a gift in your will by telephoning the Development Director, Nikki Brown on 01473 298961 or emailing at nlb@ipswich.school. Alternatively you can download the pledge form below.

The Legacy Pledge form lets the School know your intention to leave a gift, the Codicil allows you to make this change with advice from your solicitor.