Support Us – The Portsmouth High School Daffodil Society
We welcome donations from alumnae, parents and friends of the school and invite you to join the Portsmouth High School Daffodil Society
Supporting us through a legacy
At Portsmouth High School we are very grateful to our alumnae and friends who have chosen to leave a legacy to the school.
Every gift in every Will, no matter what the size, helps keep our school at the forefront of education.
For many, the ability to make donations in their lifetime is limited. Leaving a gift in a Will can provide a more suitable opportunity to make a significant contribution. At the wishes of the donor, legacies can be used to support bursaries, new school facilities or other additional educational opportunities for our girls, or they can be left for the benefit of the school in general, which will allow us to meet our needs at the time.
Portsmouth High School is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust, which is a registered charity (no. 306983), and by leaving a gift in your Will you can also reduce the total tax liability of your estate to your family. All legacies to the GDST are free from capital gains tax and inheritance tax.
Our most recent legacy was from an alumna who was at Portsmouth from 1932 to 1939. She left £5,000 to the school. At her request, this money was used to help fund bursaries. A bursary can be life-changing, offering a fantastic education to girls who would not otherwise be able to attend Portsmouth High School.
If you are considering naming Portsmouth High School in your Will or would like to inform us that you have already done so, please get in touch with Lucinda Webb on 023 9282 6714. Alternatively you can download the pledge form here, and send it to the school. We would be delighted to welcome you back and to show you around the school so you can see what it’s like today.
The Portsmouth High School Daffodil Society acknowledges and thanks every person who decides to leave a bequest to the school. Members will be invited to school events throughout the year, a Daffodil Society tea in the summer and a specially commissioned daffodil pin to recognise this support. Membership may remain private if you wish.
Informing us of your pledge does not commit you to a particular course of action; it will allow us to keep you updated with what is happening at the school and to discuss your wishes further if you would like to do so. We would always advise you seek professional advice from a solicitor regarding your Will, whether you are drafting a new Will or updating an existing one.
Bursaries allow us to offer bright and talented girls the life-changing opportunity of a fantastic education at PHS, regardless of their financial background. A gift to the bursary fund will enrich young girls’ lives; it’s an investment in the life of girls whose growth, development and future will be immeasurably enhanced by their time at our school.
‘Upon receiving my scholarship, I was absolutely ecstatic; the opportunity of gaining a private education is almost unheard of for people with similar circumstances to mine. I am enjoying studying at Portsmouth High School as I feel that I’m finally in a thriving academic community, surrounded by like-minded girls with similar drive and ambition to mine.
This, and academic competition, is something I lacked in my state education.
I was also made to feel very special by HSBC when we were invited to the HSBC Scholarship event in London. It was a wonderful experience to receive the certificate and hear stories about how the scholarships had affected the lives of other students. I am very proud to be a HSBC scholar and immensely grateful for the opportunities I may not have had without it.’
Zarina Robson, 18, Class of 2015, HSBC Scholar
How can you give?
The easiest way to give is online: click here to set up a regular Direct Debit or make a single gift. Alternatively, you can download and complete this form to make a donation by cheque, credit or debit card, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) voucher or to set up a regular direct debit, and return it to the school.
You can choose to allocate your gift to a specific project or on an unrestricted basis.
Funds received on an unrestricted basis will be allocated by the school to where the need is greatest. Once a project is completed any remaining monies will be allocated to other projects at the school’s discretion.
All donations are processed by the Girls’ Day School Trust and returned to the school in full. Please click here to make an online donation via the GDST website.
Your generous support will make a real difference to the students. Thank you!