Your part in our future: The Newcastle-under-Lyme School Legacy Programme
A growing number of former pupils and staff have decided to leave legacies to Newcastle-under-Lyme School. We have created our Legacy Programme to manage and recognise these valuable gifts to the School.
The most modest legacy will still make a difference as it will support the education and aspirations of future pupils.
The Development Office can provide information and will be happy to discuss your intentions confidentially at any time. Your solicitor can advise on wording for a codicil to an existing Will. If you intend to include a legacy to the School in your Will, it would be very helpful for us to know about your decision.
All pledges will be recognised in our annual Development Report or in a way appropriate to your wishes.
Dr Louisa Price, BMedSci (Hons), BMBS (Hons), RAF
Pupil 2001 - 2008
Louisa graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class medical degree and now works as a Royal Air Force junior doctor in Birmingham.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Newcastle-under-Lyme School and have only fond memories of my time there. It was such a privilege to be surrounded by so many like minded people. The opportunities the School gave me were endless, not only academically but also with the range of extra-curricular activities. I was pushed to explore ideas in depth by teachers who were passionate about their subjects.
Outside the classroom I was a committed member of the Combined Cadet Force for five years and became the Senior Cadet of the RAF section. I was able to develop my confidence, team work and leadership skills which have been vital throughout my higher education and will continue to be for my future career.
I feel so fortunate to have been a member of such a caring family at the School, which would not have been possible without the Bursary Fund. The knowledge, life skills, friends and memories I have made will stay with me for a long time to come.
Former Chair of Governors, Newcastle-under-Lyme School
Newcastle-under-Lyme School has benefitted from the generosity of its former pupils, parents, friends, staff and governors over the years since it was founded and throughout its existence as both boys’ and girls’ schools to the thriving co-educational school of today.
Benefactors have helped the School to grow and to adapt to changing needs and I urge you to consider how you might help a future generation of pupils to benefit. A gift contributing to the education of another is something that lasts and, as the former Chair of Governors, I have seen first hand the difference bursaries make to the individuals who benefit.
Making a legacy gift to the Bursary Fund is a pledge to continue the support that you experienced as a member of this School community and to make a real difference to a child’s future.
Former pupil, parent and Castilian committee member
As a former pupil and parent of four children who have enjoyed a beneficial and wide ranging experience at Newcastle-under-Lyme School, I can only emphasise the value of the exceptional educational and extra-curricular provision which the School offers. This was my experience at the Orme Girls’ School and it has been continued and enhanced throughout my involvement as a parent (from 1994 to 2013). The School has been a platform for my university education and career as a local Solicitor and it has taken all my children, each different in their own ways, and moulded them as individuals, enabling them to achieve their personal best and to have confidence and an extra edge in a competitive world.
To maintain the School’s ethos of extending the opportunity of an independent education to deserving pupils requires a stream of Bursary and Scholarship funding. I commend this programme to all former pupils, many of whom, as I, will have built careers based on a free grammar school education, to parents past and current whose children have been guided to achieve and helped to flourish, and to all friends of the School. Giving a legacy to support bursaries will help to perpetuate the School’s offering to future generations and will widen the availability of such a special education. A legacy gift is simply a perfect opportunity to show an appreciation for such education.