Sixth formers in lounge

Leave a gift in your will

Legacies create futures

Taunton School is humbled and grateful for the generosity of past pupils, teachers and friends who have given a gift to the school in their will.

Since 2002, the school has received almost £4 million in donations which allow us to keep improving the campus as well as provide means-tested Assisted Places. So far, legacies received have supported building projects like the transformation of the Theatre, replacing the Chapel organ, creating the Durrant pitch, as well as giving the opportunity of a Taunton School education to nearly a hundred pupils, who otherwise could never afford to attend.

The 1847 Society is an exclusive group of supporters who indicated their intention to honour the charitable aims of the school by leaving a gift in their will. Membership is free and members will be invited to annual events and receive special updates from the school.

We recognise that including the school in your will is a deeply personal decision and we will respect your wishes. To discuss any aspect of giving or to join the 1847 Society then please contact the Foundation Team on 01823 703159 or email

To include a gift in your will you may need the following information:

Registered Charity name:  The Taunton School Education Charity
Registered Charity number: 1081420
Address:   Taunton School, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA2 6AD

Our Promise to Donors

In our fundraising practice, we promise our donors and all our stakeholders that:

We are honest and open

  • We are clear and truthful when stating our need for funds
  • We are clear about who we are, what we do and how each gift is used
  • We give a clear explanation about how a gift can be made and how to amend a regular gift
  • We acknowledge promptly, respect the wishes of those who wish to remain anonymous and honour restrictions placed on our donations
  • We are committed to transparency: details about our fundraising activity are displayed on our website and in our Annual Report
  • We are happy to answer any questions about fundraising because we believe that every supporter and potential supporter has the right to know how donation are used

We are accountable and committed to high standards

  • We comply with the law, including health and safety law, environmental law and we adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please also see the school’s Privacy Notice.
  • We will not share your details with any other charities or third parties and keep records of all donations safe and confidential
  • We will not accept donations where we identify a potential conflict of interest with the donor
  • Our fundraising strategies are in accordance with the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice
  • If you have any questions or concerns with anything we do while fundraising you are welcome to contact us by email or by telephone 01823703159

We are respectful

  • We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of all our stakeholders
  • We will not put pressure on you to make a gift and if you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
  • If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way, we will not do so
  • We will listen to donors’ suggestions and wishes
  • If we contact you by phone, at the start of the call, we will always check if you’re happy to talk
  • If you no longer wish to receive calls from us, you just need to let us know