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.