Like many former pupils and parents, I have chosen to remember the School in my will, both for the happy times spent here and also from a desire to give something back. As with Bethany’s ethos of supporting each pupil’s individual needs and talents, our legacies are treated in the same way. I have been asked what will happen with my legacy when it goes to the School. Each time, I say that it is treated with careful thought and respect.

– Robert Pilbeam, Old Bethanian and Governor

Leaving a legacy

A legacy gift will benefit our School long into the future, commemorating a life and enabling passions such as music or sport to continue to thrive at Bethany.

A legacy bequest is one of the most personal gifts you can make; after you have remembered your loved ones, making a bequest enables the gift of education to be passed on to others. We are pleased to work with our supporters to ensure that any legacy is used in a way that suits you.

Legacy facts

  • You can remember your loved ones and also support Bethany School with a legacy
  • You can make a gift of any size; there is no minimum or maximum amount.
  • Even a modest percentage of the residue of your estate, after you have provided for family and friends, will make a huge difference to the School.
  • You can specify precisely where you would like your money to be directed.
  • You can change your mind at any point.


Your pledge

We understand that your Will is private and you may not want to divulge details of the arrangements that you have made. However, if you do wish to tell us that the School has been included in your Will, we will be able to keep you informed in a way that suits you.

If your intended bequest is a particular item or a sum of money to be used for a specific purpose, such as a collection of books for the Library, it is helpful for us to know in advance so that we are aware of any arrangements that will need to be made.

Your Will

In all cases when preparing your Will and considering leaving a legacy we strongly recommend that you consult a solicitor or other appropriate legal advisor.

We understand that it is often difficult to predict what an estate may be worth but please be assured that whatever you decide to give will be gratefully received and make a real difference to Bethany School.

To find out more, email Governor and former pupil Robert Pilbeam is also available to speak in confidence with anyone interested in leaving a legacy to our School.