Giving and Legacy Support

The enthusiastic support of our alumni, parents and friends make an important contribution to the success Wolverhampton Grammar School enjoys today.

Thank you if you are considering making a donation, gift or legacy to Wolverhampton Grammar School. Your support will make a difference and all donations are used to ensure the continued improvement and accessibility of our education. The School has a specific fund, the Wolverhampton Grammar School Independence Appeals Fund which is designated for the provision of bursaries though donations may also be made for specific projects or general educational purposes directly to the School.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Katie Guest, Head of Development email: development@wgs-sch.net or tel: 01902 421326.

There are a number of ways you can offer your support: 

UK Online Donations or Cheque Payments

You can use Personal Online Banking to make a transfer to the school or to set up a Standing Order. Alternatively cheques may be made payable to Wolverhampton Grammar School Ltd or Wolverhampton Grammar School Independence Appeals Fund. Please contact the School for further details.

Worldwide Giving

Gifts from overseas can be made by electronic transfer and in some countries it is possible to make a donation to the School in a tax-effective way. To find out more about making electronic transfers or making a tax-effective donation, please contact the School Development Office. If you are based in the US, you can make a donation via Old Wulfrunians in the USA. Again, please contact School if you would like more details.

Gift Aid

Please remember to Gift Aid your gift to Wolverhampton Grammar School if you are a UK taxpayer and satisfy the required criteria. Please print the Gift Aid Declaration and return it to the school. If you pay tax at a higher rate and Gift Aid your gift to Wolverhampton Grammar School, you can claim tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.

Payroll giving

Under the Payroll Giving Scheme, employees can authorise their employer to deduct charitable donations from their pay before calculating Pay As You Earn tax. This means that the employee automatically gets tax relief on donations at his or her top rate of tax. There is no limit on the amount that can be given under the scheme. To find out more about Payroll Giving and if your company operates the scheme, please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department.

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy to Wolverhampton Grammar School is one of the most powerful ways in which you can help future generations. Money left to a charity like Wolverhampton Grammar School (Registered Charity Number: 529006) or to Wolverhampton Grammar School Independence Appeals Fund (Registered Charity Number: 507487) is also exempt from inheritance tax and may help reduce the overall amount tax that must be paid on your estate.

Changes made to the UK Inheritance Tax law 2012 could benefit your primary beneficiaries: by leaving 10% or more of your estate to charity, the inheritance tax payable on your net estate reduces from 40% to 36%.

Please contact Katie Guest, Head of Development email: development@wgs-sch.net or tel: 01902 421326 for further details.

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