The success of Claremont Fan Court School is built on the success of those who have gone before. This includes our alumni, and our current pupils as well as our founders who guided the school’s ethos to develop the whole child, recognising that each can do more than they think is possible.
As we approach our centenary year in 2022, we are embarking on a comprehensive development plan – a sound foundation for the next 100 years. This plan includes developing our site facilities to adapt to our increased pupil roll and developing our teaching and learning practices to meet the skills our children will need. We also want to ensure that while Claremont is a school of choice for many, we are still able to embrace pupils who will contribute to the school, by expanding our bursary fund.
If you are interested in supporting Claremont Fan Court School continue to advance into the next century we would welcome your support.
We are grateful to all our benefactors, and appreciate every gift, large or small.
How can you help?
Claremont Fan Court School is committed to supporting pupils who are able to achieve our minimum academic requirements and contribute positively within our ethos.
We understand that an independent school education is not attainable for everyone and we are pleased to offer a range of bursaries to support children who can truly thrive here, but who might otherwise not be able to attend.
If you have experienced the benefit of an education at Claremont Fan Court School yourself, or would just like to support a child by giving them an opportunity to reach their potential at our school, you can donate via our bursary fund.
As custodians of the school’s grade 1 landscape and listed buildings we take our responsibility very seriously. Each year we schedule a programme of repair and reinstatement work, which ensures that our school site and buildings are maintained and preserved for future generations. Donations into our heritage fund allow us to complete projects beyond the ongoing immediate maintenance requirements.
Master plan development fund
In 2017 building work began on the school’s 15 year master plan development project. State of the art, purpose built classrooms and laboratories are being added and we are upgrading existing buildings to cater for modern school needs and a small increase in pupil roll over the years.
Phase one includes the new science and technology building which will be completed in spring 2019 and complete renovation of the Prep School. Phase two of the project will include the redevelopment of the Joyce Grenfell Centre (JGC) to include a dedicated sixth form centre and a new school library, as well as upgrading our music school and transforming our performance space into a dedicated theatre setting.
While phase one of our master plan is funded primarily through reinvestment, work on the later phases of the project will be contingent on fundraising.
Leaving a legacy
The gift of a legacy to Claremont Fan Court School makes a lasting difference to our current and future pupils. In the past it has been legacy donations that have allowed us to complete major projects like our new science and technology building. After providing for your family and friends you may wish to leave a charitable gift in your will to support the continued development of Claremont Fan Court School.
If you have already made a will but you want to leave a legacy to the school, you can make an addition or change without re-writing your current will. This addition is called a codicil, for your convenience we have prepared a codicil form which you can download and take along to your solicitor to be held alongside your current will, please be aware the codicil is not a valid legal document on its own, and must be held with a legally valid will.
If you haven’t made a will yet, making a pledge to leave a gift in your will enables us to plan for the future. Pledges are not legally binding, but do allow us to confidently estimate future support. If you do decide to leave a legacy to the school, it is important that at your will is legally drawn up, and correctly witnessed when you feel ready.
The benefits of giving
A legacy to a registered charity such as The Claremont Fan Court Foundation (registered charity number 274664) can not only help to reduce or eliminate your liability to inheritance tax but also provides an excellent opportunity to help secure the long-term future of the school.
Since 6 April 2012, if you leave 10% of your estate to charity the tax due may be paid at a reduced rate of 36% instead of 40%. Gifts of capital assets or shares can also be made directly to Claremont Fan Court School without the donor incurring any liability to capital gains tax or inheritance tax.
For further information on the benefits of giving to charity to reduce an inheritance tax bill please visit the HMRC website or speak to your financial advisor. You can also contact the HM Revenue and Customs charities helpline: 0845 302 0203.
If you would like more information about our plans or would like to talk to us about making a gift, please contact the development office.