The Purpose of Development
The purpose of the King’s Schools Development Office is to foster good will in the wider King’s community and to support, through fund raising activities, the strategic plan of both schools over the next five years.
If you would like to discuss the new development plan with our Director of Development, Julian Mack please call 01823 328 238 or email email@example.com.
You are always welcome to visit us in the office or return for an OA visit by prior arrangement.
Enhance King's by Joining The 1880 Club
To encourage a habit of life long giving, we have introduced the 1880 Club. This is a simple way to give back to King’s in manageable, monthly amounts. With 25% gift aid and the aggregation effect of many members, we put the funds to use based on pupil driven ideas – click here to see a list of those ideas.
Donations can be £1.88 to £100 per month or you can make a one off donation – your involvement means much more to us than the amount you donate
In return for your generosity, we will send you a stylish Castelli 1880 note book, a letter of thanks from Richard Biggs, our Headmaster and regular updates on the impact of your kindness.
If you would like to join, choose a monthly amount with which you are comfortable, download our standing order and gift aid form and send them back to us at Freepost RRBS-CAZU-YCLK, King’s College, Old Aluredian Club Office, South Road, TAUNTON, TA1 3LA.
How Can I Give?
There is an online list of possible projects. Simply choose a project that you are passionate about and click the link underneath the item. If you do not want to give to any specific project you can still donate by clicking here. If you require any further information please call or email the Development Office. T: 01823 328184 E: Development@kings-taunton.co.uk
Where Will the Money Go?
Your money will go towards a variety of different projects across all areas of school life, and will therefore be of benefit to all the members of the King's College community. When you make a donation to the Enhancing King's Fund, it is up to you to decide whether you would like to specify where your money is directed, or whether you are happy for the school to use it where it is needed most.
A Legacy for King’s Schools
“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?” - Winston S Churchill
If you have a fondness for King’s Schools and a desire to see them flourish in perpetuity, we ask that you consider making a bequest in your Will. Unless you specify otherwise, we will add your bequest to the King’s Schools Bursary Fund to provide a King’s education to gifted, less advantaged children from the local area.
Not only will a legacy make an enormous difference to the long term prosperity of the Schools, it is highly tax effective in terms of your estate.
To honour those who have made, or intend making, provision in their Will for King’s, we have established the Old Pelican Legacy Society. Chaired by David Stott, OA, Woodard 1945, the Society meets annually for an update on the progress of the schools and a good lunch … on us naturally.
Please call Julian Mack, Director of Development on 01823 328238 or download our Legacy pack for further information.
Support a Bursary – Give the Gift of a King’s Education
‘We rise by lifting others’ Robert Ingersoll
In founding King’s Schools, Canon Woodard’s aim was to make a first-class education accessible to a much broader spectrum of society. He was an early standard bearer for educational equality.
Over the next five years, we aim to build a substantial endowment fund to pay for the education of academically gifted, local children. Aside from improving the life chances of the bursary recipients, and several generations through those they influence later in life, these gifted children will add to the fabric of our community and boost our academic gene pool.
The schools have made a start by depositing the proceeds from the sale of Convent land on South Road in to the bursary fund. But, we have a long way to go. If you would like to provide the gift of a King's education, please get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01823 328 238.
Meet the Team
Our aim in the Development Office (that's me, Brenda and Sue) is to provoke a torrent of philanthropy and good will towards the schools across all ages so that we can help to make King’s the best possible place for young people to expand their intellectual horizons and grow their characters.
Julian Mack, Director of Development
“It was huge fun chatting to the OAs and finding out what each had done in the ten years since leaving us. They were universally impressed by what they saw at the school, and it is true that we have managed an enormous amount of development in the past decade. Sometimes it takes the return of old boys and girls to remind ourselves just how much we have achieved”
- Richard Biggs, Headmaster, commenting about a recent OA Dinner (for former pupils)