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1577 Society

Leave A Legacy

The 1557 Society has been established as a means by which we can thank, during their lifetime, Old Brentwoods and other supporters who have left a gift in their will to the Foundation. 

By confirming to the Development Office that you have made a bequest to the School, you will automatically become a member of The 1557 Society.

Members will receive a specially designed gift bearing the logo which is taken from the marble plaque in School House dedicated to John Cooper Quennell OB and will also receive invitations to School and Foundation events.

Find out more about leaving a legacy in our booklet, which can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

Your Legacy, their future

A gift in your will can be a simple and tax-efficient way of making a significant donation to the Foundation that is unaffordable during one’s lifetime. Any such gift to a registered charity (of which the school is one) made in your will is exempt from Inheritance Tax and allows you to make a meaningful contribution to future generations of Brentwood pupils. Making a bequest is simple: it can be included in a new will or added as a Codicil to an existing will.

Legacies are usually unrestricted gifts, allowing the Foundation to support current priorities; however, we will always try to meet a donor’s wishes if they have a specific area of interest in the School.

Any gifts you make to a qualifying charity (the School) during your lifetime or in your will - will be exempt from Inheritance Tax. You can find further information about this at

We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice when making or amending a will, to ensure your interests are protected and your wishes recorded accurately.

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