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FOUNDATION

The Barrovian Foundation aims to support the development of the school, and its students, by raising funds for projects that enhance the educational offering King William’s College and The Buchan School provide, in order to enrich our students’ lives. We wish to sustain the core principles of the school, meet the challenges of independent education and secure a bright future.

AN ONGOING LEGACY

Like many great schools, King William’s College and The Buchan School have benefitted from the generosity of past benefactors. Bishop Barrow’s Foundation formed the base from which the College was built, and Lady Laura Buchan’s belief in education for girls allowed the Buchan to be established. Harold ‘Hockey’ Hughes-Games, our alter fundator, was instrumental in the major building works and expansion of KWC in the first half of the 20th Century. Throughout our history, legacies left by alumni and friends have created scholarships, enabled redevelopment and helped the school keep looking towards the future.

The Barrovian Foundation aims to support the development of the school, and its students, by raising funds for projects that enhance the educational offering King William’s College and The Buchan School provide, in order to enrich our students’ lives. We wish to sustain the core principles of the school, meet the challenges of independent education and secure a bright future. 

SUPPORT US

The Target 200 Campaign is the umbrella term for our 10-year plan to increase the number of bursaries we offer and improve our campus, particularly boarding. We need your help to achieve our ambitious aims. Many alumni, parents and friends of the school have already pledged their support and we are grateful to you for your involvement. 

There are many ways you can choose to support – giving a one-off gift, supporting our regular giving programme or leaving a legacy. No matter the size of your donation, your help will make a lasting and valuable contribution.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT

You may wish to give a specific sum of money to the school (a pecuniary legacy) or alternatively leave all or a percentage of the residue of your estate, after other bequests to your family and friends have been made and expenses have been met (a residuary legacy). 

You may wish to give a specific possession such as property, valuables or stocks and shares rather than leaving a monetary donation. In some instances, we may wish to realise the monetary value of this gift and so, if you have other intentions, we advise you to contact us to discuss this. 

An unrestricted gift provides the most flexibility for the Foundation. Our current needs are primarily in expanding our bursary provision and investing in teaching and learning facilities, also boarding. 

You may, however, prefer your bequest to be used for a specific purpose and we will of course honour your wishes. You may benefit from certain tax efficiencies by leaving a bequest to the Foundation. We recommend that you contact a legal adviser for further information and advice. 

BURSARIES

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF BURSARIES

Help us pave the way for a brighter educational future on the Isle of Man. Education is a powerful tool that has the potential to unlock opportunities and transform lives.   However, for many promising students on our island, the path to education is blocked by financial barriers that threaten to stifle their dreams. This is where bursaries come into play. Your support will play a pivotal role in making these dreams a reality. 

This is how bursaries transform lives: 

  • Opening Doors. Bursaries open doors to education for talented and determined students who might otherwise be unable to pursue their academic ambitions. By removing financial constraints, we empower these students to focus on their studies, excel academically, and aspire to distinctive futures.
  • Creating Future Leaders. Every time we award a bursary, we invest in the future. These students are not just recipients of financial aid; they are future leaders, innovators, and change-makers. Your support will help us nurture the leaders of tomorrow right here on the Isle of Man.
  • Diversity and Inclusion. Bursaries play a crucial role in promoting diversity and inclusion within educational institutions. They enable students from diverse backgrounds to access the same educational opportunities, contributing to a richer and more vibrant learning environment right here in our island community.
  • Social Impact. When students succeed, it doesn’t just impact their lives; it has a ripple effect on their families and our local communities. Your support of bursaries extends its influence far beyond our school gates, creating a positive impact on the Isle of Man as a whole.

OUR BURSARIES

Therefore, as we embark on our school’s bursary campaign here on the Isle of Man, we humbly request your continued support. Your donation will make a tangible difference in the lives of these deserving students within our island’s unique context. It will help us provide them with the tools they need to succeed academically, realise their potential, and make a lasting impact in the local community. We are dedicated to transparency and accountability, and we will ensure that every pound donated is invested wisely in the education of these talented students on the Isle of Man. 

Your generosity is deeply appreciated, and we look forward to celebrating the successes that your support will help create within our Island community. Thank you for believing in the transformative power of bursaries right here on the Isle of Man. Together, we can change lives and make dreams come true. 

GIVE A GIFT

No matter the size of your donation, your help will make a lasting and valuable contribution. 

Please use the online form to direct your one-off gift to one of the school’s development areas or leave it to our discretion. We will respect your wishes if you choose to be anonymous and you can be assured of our gratitude. 

The Barrovian Foundation UK CIO is a registered UK Charity, number 1157260. If you are a UK tax payer, your donation can go even further with Gift Aid adding 25p to every £1 that you give.

REGULAR GIVING

Regular giving is the backbone of the Foundation’s financial activity. It helps us plan with certainty for the future. 

Please use the online form to direct your gift to one of the school’s development areas or leave it to our discretion. We will respect your wishes if you choose to be anonymous and you can be assured of our gratitude. 

LEGACY

LEGACY GIVING

The greatest way you can show your support for the school, and preserve our community for future generations, is by pledging to leave a legacy gift to the Barrovian Foundation. All gifts, no matter the size, enable us to continue our work and ensure that the school can look to the future with confidence. 

By making a legacy pledge to support the Barrovian Foundation you have the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your belief in what King William’s College and The Buchan School stand for and preserve this for future students.
  • Give something back to the school to show gratitude for the start it gave you, or your son or daughter.
  • Do more than might be possible in your lifetime.

We have established the 1668 Society to recognise those who have chosen to leave a legacy to the Foundation. This Society is named from the year Bishop Barrow set up his deed that led to the building of King William’s College and supported Lady Buchan’s efforts to establish The Buchan School. 

If you have already made a will leaving a bequest to the Foundation, but have not yet let us know, please get in contact. If you have not yet made a will or wish to alter your existing will or add a codicil to include the Foundation, please contact your legal adviser for advice. 

Once you have made or amended your will, we would appreciate that you advise us of your intentions. This has no legal status and will not restrict your freedom to amend your will in the future, but allows us to recognise your pledge and welcome you to the 1668 Society. If you wish to discuss your legacy, please contact us at foundation@kwc.im or +44 (0) 1624 820108.

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