Making a legacy gift to support the School and its pupils is an incredibly personal statement that reinforces what the School has meant to an individual.
It could be the lifelong friendships that were forged during formative years spent at either AOS or RGSW, it may be the camaraderie shared on the sports fields, or the exhilaration of performing together with fellow actors, musicians and singers.
It may be the recognition of the role those specific teachers played in sparking a lifelong passion for a subject and encouraging their pupils to explore it further, perhaps it was the guidance given when considering future education or career choices, and/or it could have been the listening ear that provided wise counsel when it was needed most. It may be when considering life after school, you recognise that personal and professional successes, as well as how you have handled disappointments and challenges, can be attributed in some part to your education and time spent at the School.
There are many reasons why alumni have already chosen to remember the School through a legacy gift in their Will. If at some future point you would like others to share the opportunities at school that helped to shape or even transform your life then you can make a provision in your Will. It is possible to use legacy gifts to support bursaries, capital projects, individual departments across all three RGSW schools and/or to provide specific gifts such as musical instruments of scientific equipment. The wishes of each donor will always be honoured.
Every legacy donation made to the Foundation will be received by the Trustees who will inform the School of how the donor wishes it to be used. The Trustees will only transfer the gift when the School confirms that it will use the gift as the donor intended. If you would like to know more about making a legacy gift and/or would like to discuss the options without obligation, please contact Scott MacDonald in the Foundation Office.
If you prefer not to notify the Foundation Office of your intention to make a gift then please accept our sincere thanks at this time. There are several pieces of information that your solicitor will require in order to the ensure the gift is accurately allocated to your chosen beneficiary:
Your gift for the School should be made through the Foundation and its full legal name is The RGSW and AOS Foundation. It is a registered charity (no. 1170217) and its registered office address is: The Foundation Office, RGS Worcester, Upper Tything, Worcester WR1 1HP.
If your solicitor wishes to identify The Royal Grammar School Worcester as the beneficiary it shares the same registered address as the Foundation, and is a registered charity (no. 1120644) – there are six other unconnected RGS schools in England so it is helpful to include its full name.
The Alice Ottley School merged with the Royal Grammar School Worcester in 2007 and at that point became part of the same entity that is RGS Worcester.