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Leaving a Legacy

From Beneficiary to Benefactor


Your will is the best way to provide for your friends and family, to support the causes you believe in and to acknowledge the influences that have shaped your life.

Since its foundation, legacies have played, and continue to play, a major part in the history of Summer Fields. Charitable bequests from alumni and Friends make a great difference to the lives of the boys and our school community.



It was the Colyer Ferguson Bequest in 2002 which enabled the school to create an endowment fund for the Maclaren Scholarships (bursaries) and in 2015, the Roddy Forman Bequest helped to significantly bolster our scholarship and bursary fund, The Maclaren Foundation

Our aim is to enhance that fund so that we can build upon our tradition of excellence by widening access and enabling talented pupils, regardless of background and ability to pay, to benefit from an education at Summer Fields.

Because Summer Fields is a charitable institution, all bequests to the school are free from Inheritance Tax. Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple matter, although we strongly advise that you take professional legal advice when doing so.

If you have chosen to remember Summer Fields in your will, we would be grateful if you could inform us by completing the legacy pledge form in the legacy brochure (download below). This ensures that all aspects of your plans are fully understood and means we can thank you appropriately. It does not represent a binding commitment, and your plans will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you intend to leave a gift in your will to Summer Fields or indeed have already done so, you are eligible for membership to the Maclaren Society. 

Please contact Daphne O'Connell, Development Director, 01865 459214.


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