A legacy bequest to Dr Challoner’s School Educational Trust (registered charity 298550) is one of the most worthwhile and significant gifts you can make. All bequests of whatever size or type will benefit future generations of students. Legacies can enhance the fabric and facilities of the school ensuring that talented young people have the best possible chance to fulfil their potential. We realise that the future is uncertain and that making a will is a significant and personal undertaking. The welfare of those closest to you will naturally come first. However, we hope that your experience of Dr Challoner’s Grammar School had a positive influence on you and that you will consider making a pledge to support the Dr Challoner’s School Educational Trust in your will.

1624 Society

In order to recognise those planning to remember the school in their will, we are establishing the 1624 Society, named for the year in which the school was founded. The school itself exists because of a bequest from Robert Chaloner, Rector of Amersham; this bequest has allowed the education of generations of students for nearly 400 years. The 1624 Society gives us the chance to thank those who have pledged to support the school in their will personally; they will have the opportunity to them to learn first-hand the benefits that their gift in the future will provide.

If you have already included or intend to include The Dr Challoner’s School Educational Trust in your will, please let us know by filling in a pledge form available here. We would be delighted to recognise your commitment by making you a member of the 1624 Society.

The Advantages of Leaving a Legacy

A Legacy enables you to support the school in a way which may not have been practical or possible during your lifetime. If you have already made a will, a Codicil is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make a change. Legacy giving is highly tax effective and will reduce the overall Inheritance Tax on your estate. It is also free of Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax. Recent changes to legacies mean that if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity (and this can be spread across several different charities), you will now only pay 36% Inheritance Tax on the taxable remainder of your estate. A bequest founded the school and has made possible the education of generations of young people. Please help us keep this tradition alive today. For more information, or to discuss your legacy, please contact: Clare Atkinson, Development Director, Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Chesham Road, Amersham. HP6 5HA.