Dear Old Wycombiensian
Schools evolve just as quickly as the pupils we send through our doors. Our pupils and staff leave a fingerprint on the way we work as a community. You all left your mark on the school whilst you were here and we are eager to hear your news, wherever you are in the world.
Keeping in contact with our alumni can be a challenge at the best of times. The rise of social networking means we can put RGS back in the picture – follow us on here or on social media to keep up to date with our news and so that we can keep up to date with yours. OWs have access to a number of events throughout the year so please don’t forget to check the OW news and events page too.
I am very keen to welcome OWs back to RGS whether it be a concert, sporting event or whether you are willing to come to talk to our boys to inspire them about university, professions or life time achievements. Please do get in touch if you can help or would just like to come and have a look around the school.
All the very best
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. Individuals are recognised for demonstrating significant support for RGS through the giving of their time, resources or expertise.
For our financial supporters this means donating £15,620 or more in a given academic year or by remembering RGS through a legacy. With gift aid, a donation of £15,620 is worth a huge £19,525 to RGS (the actual cost to higher and additional rate taxpayers just £11,715 and £10,739 respectively)
As a member of the 1562 Society, you will receive:
An invitation to our annual 1562 Society reception, hosted by the Headmaster.
An annual 1562 Society e-newsletter, updating you on what’s happening at RGS and the difference your donations are making.
Special acknowledgement on our website and in relevant RGS publications (unless preferring to remain anonymous).
A 1562 tie.
Donations can be made to any of our fundraising programmes be that the RGS Annual Fund, one of our ‘Friends of’ groups or a standalone fundraising campaign for a specific project within the School. Membership of the 1562 Society is limited to 100 individuals per year.
For the academic year 2019/20, all funds raised by the 1562 Society will be used to support the Sixth Form Centre fundraising campaign.