The Bradbeer Legacy Circle

Leaving a gift in your will is a tremendous way to benefit future generations of students at Colyton Grammar School.

Feoffees buiding photovoltics

 Thank you for considering joining a very special group, whom have bequeathed a gift in their Will to the school. The Sid Bradbeer Legacy Circle, is named after a Sid Bradbeer our first legator, whom taught at the school in 1948-1981.

In 2008 Sid Bradbeer passed away, the School has invested his legacy to school into a large photovoltaic array on the Feoffee’s Building. This income supports students who are unable to cover the costs of residential trips, competitions etc . These bursary’s are essential to our students, and reflect the ethos of the school and that of Sid’s views of supporting students.

In the last 3 years this fund has benefited 1880 pupils, this is a long lasting legacy for the school, helping improve the student experience and widens participation for students access to residential trips.

We are not a rich school – and a bequest of any size or type will make an incredible difference. Legacies can enhance the fabric and facilities of the school ensuring that talented young people have the best possible chance to fulfil their potential.

A legacy also enables you to support the school in a way which may not have been practical or possible during your lifetime.

…but I’ve already made a will

If you have already made a will, a Codicil is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make a change – download the CGS Codicil Form and keep the signed copy with your will.

…what about tax?

It’s always advisable to seek professional advice, but in general legacy giving is highly tax-effective and will often reduce the overall Inheritance Tax on your estate. It is also free of Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax.

…do I need to let the school know?

It is always helpful for the school to know if someone is planning to give a legacy – but we recognise that this kind of giving is very personal and you may wish either to let the school know but remain anonymous. We would welcome acknowledgement of a bequeath and your entrance to the Bradbeer Legacy Circle will entitle you to some special benefits.

If you would like to know more about leaving a bequest to the school, please contact