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Supporting the Future of RGS


For over 450 years RGS has provided its pupils with an outstanding education, combining centuries of tradition with the best of modern educational practice. RGS boys consistently achieve exceptional public examination results and the breadth of co-curricular opportunity offered here is unparalleled in the state sector.

As with all state-funded schools, the financial situation for RGS is very challenging. The annual cost to run RGS will be approximately £6,700,000 this year (2019/20). The School receives the majority of its income from the Department for Education but this is insufficient to meet all of the running costs and a shortfall of approximately £300,000 is incurred every year. RGS must meet this shortfall. 

About 70% is raised through commercial activities, including the provision of Easter revision courses, the school shop and letting RGS facilities to third parties. The remainder is raised solely from the generosity of individuals, like you, whose financial contributions, along with the associated gift aid, ensure RGS continues to offer an outstanding education.

Ways to donate

Leaving a Legacy to Support the Future of RGS

You left your mark on RGS when you were here. Remembering RGS with a gift in your will is one of the most powerful ways in which you can give back to future generations, helping them to leave their mark on RGS too.

Making a will is a significant and personal undertaking and the welfare of those closest to you will naturally come first. The decision to leave a legacy to RGS is a big one, but even the smallest donation will make a real difference, and leave an impact for many years to come. As a legacy gift is exempt from Inheritance Tax it also has the potential to reduce the tax burden on your family. 

For more information about remembering RGS in your will, or to let us know that you have done so, please contact Lucy Marshall by phone on 01494 551407 or via email at lam@rgshw.com so that we can thank you and tell you a bit more about how your gift will support the future of RGS. Alternatively you can complete the pledge form below.

The 1562 Society

1562 is an important year in the history of RGS High Wycombe. It is the year in which Queen Elizabeth I granted the School a Royal Charter. Five centuries later, much of RGS has altered beyond recognition. But what remains unchanged is the School’s distinctive ethos and commitment to build on its rich heritage, and, in so doing, to further develop its reputation as one of the finest state selective schools in the UK.

The 1562 Society was established for individuals within the RGS community who share this dedication and commitment to the School. For our financial supporters this means donating £15,620 or more in a given academic year to any of our fundraising programmes. With gift aid this is worth a huge £19,525 to RGS (the actual cost to higher and additional rate taxpayers just £11,715 and £10,739 respectively).

For more information about the 1562 Society please contact Lucy Marshall on 01494 551407 or at lam@rgshw.com

Thank you!

Thank you!

The Annual Fund is a vital pipeline which enables us to support what we are able to provide for your sons. As you will be aware, state funded schools have faced some challenges in recent years and your generous support of the Annual Fund helps to bridge that gap. The provision of our fleet of minibuses, equipment for sciences, materials to promote wider reading and some IT hardware has been made possible because of the Annual Fund. I am very grateful, as are the boys and staff, for your investment in RGS which I trust you feel you get a strong return.

Philip Wayne
Headmaster


RGSPA

The RGSPA would like to say Thank You to the parents, teachers & of course students for supporting our events. The monies we raise, are used to fund the mini buses, prize giving, book buzz etc and hopefully with your all-important continued support we will be able to donate a large sum to the refurbishment of the Science Technology block. Please keep an eye out for news of our upcoming events, a sustainability day in February and a prize draw, with one mega not to be missed prize in March or April. Your support is the oil that keeps our cogs turning!

Rugby

On behalf of the Friends of Rugby committee, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents, past and present, who have donated subscriptions and attended our events which allows us not only to fund the day-to-day rugby at RGS but also to build up a cash reserve so that we can invest in such a fantastic project as this gym. In addition, many parents, alumni and even friends of ‘Friends’ have bought a brick to help with the financing of the gym; thank you to all of you too.

Finally, a huge thank you to Jason Whipp of Whipp Construction, who did the build at ‘mate’s rates’ and Mat Miller of Grant and Stone, who provided the materials. Thank you both.

Hockey

Thank you to all our parents and coaches for supporting the school and all our hockey players, providing much needed post match refreshments, as well as equipment, kit and over 200+ hours of sessional coaching. We hope you enjoyed the pre-season hockey party and are looking forward to this season's fixtures.

Music

A big thank you also to Friends of Music, who tirelessly provide refreshments for all musical events, and generally enhance the musical environment in practical ways, and enable us to purchase instruments that give the boys more opportunities. 

This year that particularly included two new electric pianos, a number of brass instruments for class use, a batch of clarinets that are allowing us to start a clarinet project just as we have the brass project, and a top up of guitars and ukuleles. All our events are a great success …. Thank you for supporting us by attending our events and working tirelessly behind the scenes.

Rowing

Thank you for supporting the RGS Rowers. We are hugely grateful for your generosity as we continue to fundraise for a new boat for the boys. More boats = more opportunities.

Cricket

Thank you to all of you for all your hard work and commitment through the cricket season. It would be an impossible job without your time and energy and we are ever grateful to have your support. Thank you to those who come back to play and inspire our future cricketers at our annual MCC fixture.

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