Anything that I have achieved is attributable to the outstanding foundation provided by the school. As a proud Latymerian, I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to an institution that has propelled so many of us into successful careers. Professor Mark Bullimore, US Latymerian
LEAVING A Legacy
For those who recognise the value of their own time at Latymer Upper School, a legacy is a way of providing opportunities for the next generation of Latymerians and ensuring that the School remains one of the country’s leading independent schools.
The School is committed to continual investment in facilities and resources to enrich and enhance exceptional teaching and deliver an outstanding 21st century education. Central to the character and ethos of the School is the belief that pupils who reach the academically high-standards of entry should have access to this education regardless of their social background or family financial circumstances. To preserve this proud tradition Latymer needs to provide means-tested bursary places. This is the essence of Latymer and a bequest to the Latymer Foundation will ensure this continues for many generations to come.
Fee income provides for the day to day running of the School. Beyond this Latymer continues to benefit from the generosity of a committed network of alumni, current and former parents and staff and friends.
HOW TO LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Leaving a gift in your will to the Latymer Foundation is straight forward and tax efficient. As a registered charity, a bequest to the Latymer Foundation is free of Inheritance Tax so your gift can reduce the amount of your estate liable for tax.
If you are a beneficiary of a bequest you can transfer all or part of the bequest to the Foundation under a Deed of Variation. Not only will Latymer benefit from your gift during your lifetime but the gift itself will be transferred free of Inheritance Tax. There are different types of bequests which can make a real difference to the future of the School: please click here to find out about the options.
THE 1624 SOCIETY
Named after Edward Latymer's visionary bequest of 1624 that created Latymer Upper School, members of this Society are Latymerians, current and former staff and parents who have informed the School of their legacy intentions. Their pledges are recognised in the Annual Report of Giving and they and their partners are invited to an annual event at the School in the summer term. This year's event is on 17 May 2016.
We are very fortunate that John Wotton (1971) has accepted the role of President of the 1624 Society. He was until recently a Governor of the Latymer Foundation and chaired the Audit Committee.
Please consult a solicitor before making or changing your will.