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Making a Bequest

Why leave a legacy to the School?

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Adam Atri - Class of 2015 School Captain

The Bursary Fund gave me the opportunity to attend the High School and benefit from theinvaluable all round education it provides. My fourteen years at Bearsden and Anniesland have afforded me such a wide variety of experiences. In addition to an excellent academic education, I have been able to play rugby for the 1st XV, perform as Elvis on stage, travel across the world and make lifelong friends. 

Above all, the School has helped me develop a strong self-belief that will help me throughout life. As a slightly over exuberant kid, I was never out of Mrs Waugh’s office, but with the care and investment of staff, I grew in every way and was lucky enough to be offered the position of School Captain in my Sixth Year and address Glasgow Cathedral amongst countless other privileges. All this was made possible by the bursary fund and the charitable donations of others; for this I am eternally grateful. I am extremely proud to call myself a former pupil of the High School and I hope that many more youngsters have the opportunity to flourish in the future.

Types of Legacies

Legacies are a tax efficient way to help the High School to continue to provide the excellent education for which it is renowned. It might be that, although you would like to make a gift in your life time, other demands on your finances preclude this. Or you may have given at other points in your life and now would like to provide a final tribute to your school. Bequests, either through a Trust or by the survivor, can significantly reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable and can be a very satisfactory way of creating an opportunity for a child who might not otherwise receive the chance to fulfil their potential. Your legacy gift will make a real difference to a young person’s life.

  • Residuary
    A residuary legacy is a gift of all, a percentage of, or a share of your estate after expenses, pecuniary and specific bequests. The benefit of residuary legacies is that the value is not affected by inflation as there is no fixed sum. As the value of your estate increases, so will the value of your legacy.

  • Pecuniary
    A pecuniary legacy allows you to gift a fixed sum of money which can be index-linked to safeguard its future value.

  • Reversionary
    This legacy allows you to leave a gift to family and friends during their lifetime. Upon their death, the legacy would then revert to the High School.

  • Specific
    You can gift property, antiques or stocks and shares to the School as a gift in kind.

Information about making a bequest

For more information about how to leave a legacy to the High School of Glasgow Educational Trust:

  • Download our leaflet by clicking here
  • Download a pledge form by clicking here
  • Contact the Development Office in confidence by email or by calling 0141 435 5707.

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