Over the years legacies have enabled the school to build new facilities, improve existing ones and give bursaries for students whose family circumstances would have otherwise put a Bootham education beyond their reach.
The hallmark of Bootham’s Quaker education is students who rise to the challenge of creating a better world. Old Scholars, parents and friends provide the means for our students to become global citizens who continue working for the greater good.
How can I help?
Bootham students are challenged to change the world through the Quaker Testimonies: Simplicity, Truth, Equality, Peace and Sustainability.
Would you consider remembering Bootham School in your Will? By supporting us in this way, you will help Bootham’s Adventurous & Liberating education to live on for generations to come.
How will my gift be used?
Your gift will support everything we do to meet our challenge of creating global citizens.
Legacy gifts may be speciﬁcally directed – for example, to bursaries for those who could not otherwise aﬀord to come here or to new facilities, for example, science, the arts or sport. If you would like to specify exactly how you would like your gift to be used, please just let us know.
Making a lasting gift
We know that protecting the interests of your family and friends must be your priority, however we hope that the time you spent at Bootham has had a positive inﬂuence upon your life and career. Leaving a gift to the school in your Will ensures the continuation of this endeavour.
Reduce overall inheritance tax - "Legacy 10"
"Legacy 10" was introduced in 2012. It means that anyone who leaves 10% of their estate to charity benefits through a corresponding reduction in the overall rate of Inheritance Tax payable on the rest of their estate from 40% to 36%. This effectively reduces any tax your family or other beneficiaries would have to pay.
A pledge today for the future of our world
Pledging a gift to Bootham will cost you nothing today but will leave a lasting gift for our world. A gift from you is a way to ignite the spark of Bootham learning in future students.
How to make a legacy gift
It is so easy to leave a gift to charity in your Will. If you have already made a Will you should speak to your solicitor about making an amendment – in legal terms this is referred to as inserting a “codicil”.
If you do not currently have a Will you can appoint a professional advisor – usually a solicitor or a bank – to help you. They will be able to advise you on suitable wording and on the diﬀerent types of gifts you may wish to consider.
My gift to the future
If you decide, or have already decided, to include Bootham School in your Will, thank you. You can help us plan for the future better by letting us know what you have done.