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Supporting RGS  

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the RGSHW Foundation. Following a period of extraordinary adversity, our community of Alumni and Friends has worked together to provide invaluable time, expertise and donations to support our boys.

Through the Foundation, you are supporting students throughout their journey at RGS to realise their academic aspirations and ensure that they get the most out of their school experience. Thanks to your support, last year we were delighted to see 15 boys accepted at Oxbridge, 27 boys accepted to study Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, 75% attend Russell Group Universities and 92% going on to attend high tariff universities. 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, your ongoing support to our staff and students through a very challenging time has been invaluable.

I am grateful for the support of our global community of Alumni and Friends throughout my time at RGS. I look forward to seeing how we continue to shape RGS and drive its ongoing success in the years ahead.

I hope you enjoy reading about the impact we have made together.

Tim Maunder
Chair of Trustees

The Fraser Youens Fund

The Fraser Youens Fund is named after two of our most distinguished alumni, Frederick Youens and Ian Edward Fraser, who were both awarded the Victoria Cross for their bravery in the First and Second World Wars respectively. They continue to be an inspiration to us all, and a source of pride that we - through RGS - are so closely associated with them. It is fitting that this fund is used to support exceptional, one-off projects at RGS.
Donors wishing to support this Fund do so with a gift of £5,000 or more in a given academic year.  Donations can be made as a single payment or in quarterly or monthly instalments as outlined in the table below.. 


Donation Amount Value to RGS (with Gift Aid) Actual cost to basic rate tax payer Actual cost to higher rate tax payer Actual cost to additional rate tax payer
£5,000 £6,250 £5,000 or
£417 per month
£1,250 per quarter
£3,750 or
£313 per month
£938 per quarter
£3,437 or
£286 per month
£858 per quarter


We would like to thank and acknowledge you as a donor to the Fraser Youens Fund, with:

  • An invitation to our annual donor reception, hosted by the Headmaster.
  • Acknowledgement on the Fraser Youens donor board, on our website and in relevant RGS publications (unless preferring to remain anonymous).

Thank you for donating to The Fraser Youens Fund

Guy Milton

The Hobson Charity

Sue and Steve Ashton

If you would like to become a Friend of RGS by supporting

The Fraser Youens Fund

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The 1562 Society at the RGS High Wycombe

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, grounded in the enduring values reflected in its Elizabethan foundation. RGS High Wycombe remains committed to building 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 to thank and recognise individuals within the RGS High Wycombe 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.  Donations can be made to any one 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. 


1562 Donation Value to RGS (with Gift Aid) Actual cost to basic rate tax payer Actual cost to higher rate tax payer Actual cost to additional rate tax payer
£15,620 £19,525 £15,620 or £1,302 per month £11,715 or £976 per month £10,739 or £895 per month


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).

Our 1562 donors direct their support to projects of most interest to them.

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Thank you for donating to The 1562 Society

Keith Sansom

Philip Oldcorn

Doug Stewart

Matthew Appleton

Andrew Henton

Eric Coutts


The Bayly Family


Simon Hargreaves

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 have a look at the Lasting Legacy brochure below, or contact Lucy Marshall by phone on 01494 551407 or via email at so that we can thank you and tell you a bit more about how your gift will support the future of RGS.

Thank you for past and for future legacies

Estate of Sir Roger Scruton



RGS Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund was established in December 1958 after the school raised over £20, which was divided between Dr Barnardo’s Homes and the Mayor’s Fund. As a result of this effort it was decided to start a regular Benevolent Fund with voluntary weekly collections. As was then, the prefects are responsible for the collection from each form.

The Benevolent Fund is our promise as a school community that we will always come together in support of those looking to make a difference in society. We hope that our fundraising goes a little way towards achieving those aims.

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