Leaving a Legacy

Cranleigh provides an all-round education, invaluable to me growing up, which I like to see others enjoying.

– Legator

A legacy is one of the simplest and most flexible ways of supporting Cranleigh School in a way in which you may not be able to do during your lifetime. Cranleigh has been fortunate in benefiting from the generosity of legators in the past.

For those who recognise the huge beneficial impact that Cranleigh has had on their lives, and in many cases the lives of their children too, bequeathing a legacy to the School can be viewed as an ideal way of acknowledging this influence and ensuring that future generations of Cranleighans have similar opportunities.

Your Legacy for Cranleigh’s Future

Once your family and friends have been provided for, you might wish to consider a gift in your will to Cranleigh. Not only will such a gift help Cranleigh, it is also tax-effective, since gifts to charity are excluded from Inheritance Tax and can reduce the amount of tax paid by your estate.

Every donation, no matter how large or small, helps to ensure that Cranleigh’s future development continues in the same visionary vein as its past, thereby maintaining our position as one of the UK’s leading independent schools. You can choose to donate a specific sum, a share of your estate, or other assets, such as property, stocks and shares.

Please always consult your legal advisors before drafting or amending your will.

Vivian Cox Society

A true legend, he will be sorely missed but his memory will live on through his legacy.

The Vivian Cox Society (VCS) is Cranleigh School’s legacy society and it is named after OC Vivian Cox (Prep House and 1&4 South, 1925-34) who was a great champion and benefactor to the School. Membership to the VCS is exclusive to those who have made a gift to Cranleigh in their will.

The Society provides opportunities for members to interact with kindred spirits, for whom the security and long-term future of Cranleigh remains a uniting priority. Members of the Vivian Cox Society will receive an annual invitation to a lunch hosted by the Headmaster and also personal invitations to other notable school events – wonderful opportunities to return to Cranleigh, to catch up with friends and to be among the first to hear news about the school and our plans for the future.

Our Promise to You

Taking the decision to remember Cranleigh School in your will is very personal. Any information shared with the school will be treated confidentially. See our full privacy policy here.

Thank You

Thank you for remembering Cranleigh in your will.

Charity name: Cranleigh School Charity no: 1070856
Charity name: Cranleigh Foundation Charity no: 1122918