In 1566 Queen Elizabeth 1 confirmed the School’s Charter which had been granted by Henry VIII after a successful plea from Thomas Cromwell in the 1530s.
The Elizabethan Society
The Elizabethan Society was formed to recognize those who have indicated that they are leaving a legacy to Ipswich School. In the past, the School has been unaware of legacy pledges, meaning legators have not been thanked during their lifetime. The Elizabethan Society makes this possible; recognition will be via regular communication and an annual Elizabethan Society event to which all legators will be invited.
The first meeting of the Elizabethan Society members was held in March 2007 with an annual event being held to thank members for including the School in their Wills. The format of each event has changed each year with the first Benefactors Dinner taking place in 2010 to thank not only the members of the Elizabethan Society but all donors and volunteers who have supported the Development Programme.
As we entered the fifth year of the Elizabethan Society we recognised the passing of two of our members. Tony Greengrass passed away in April 2010 and Dr Alan McLauchlan in 2011. They were both keen supporters of the School and the Old Ipswichian Club with Tony having been a member of the inaugural Development Committee. Their generosity, by including the School in their Wills, has resulted in the formation of the Tony Greengrass Bursary Fund and support for the new Music School.
Over £1.3m has been pledged by 47 members of the Elizabethan Society so far.
All donations to the Elizabethan Society are free from Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax and as such could be of benefit to the remainder of one's estate.
Download the Legacy Brochure here.