Leaving a Gift in Your Will

A gift in your Will to WGS will help change a girl’s life.

Thank you for considering making a gift in your Will to WGS. In doing so, you will be transforming the life of a young woman with potential by offering her the opportunity to shine through the gift of a Withington education.

We know that taking care of those you love must be your first priority and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Once you have provided for them, leaving a gift in your Will to Withington, however big or small, will have a profound impact.

Our immediate aim is to increase our bursary provision from 1 in 6 Senior School students to 1 in 5. This means providing funding for an additional 10 to 12 bursaries. Longer term, our aim remains to achieve a ‘needs-blind’ admissions policy. By leaving a gift in your Will now, you will be part of making this goal a reality.

Glossary of terms & FAQs

Sample wording & tax information 

Pledge form

Codicil form

The Emily Simon Society

If you decide to let us know that you have left a legacy to Withington, you will be invited to become part of the Emily Simon Society so that we can thank you during your lifetime.

Emily was one of the Founders of Withington Girls’ School and was a strong supporter of educating women and of WGS throughout her lifetime. She gifted the playing fields to the school in 1920.

Four of Withington’s previous Headmistresses are currently patrons of the society which bears her name. Members are invited to attend an annual private lunch at the school. This provides an opportunity to enjoy the company of like-minded supporters of Withington, to hear about the school’s latest developments, and to meet current pupils and staff.

If you would like a confidential discussion about leaving a gift in your Will, or you would like us to send you printed copies of our information, please contact the Director of Development, Lesley Dowdall on 0161 249 3491 or email ldowdall@wgs.org. Thank you.


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