Watford Grammar School for Girls has an established history of support from the school community. The generosity of parents, former students and friends of the school continues to benefit the current students in this dearly loved institution.Over the years the funds raised have supported WGGS in obtaining everything from the basics, such as furniture, to more specialist equipment and facilities that allow the school to maintain a standard of academic excellence. The girls also benefit from events such as FACE the Future, gaining interview experience before moving onto the next stage of their education. In addition, many alumnae and friends of the school also donate their time to share their knowledge about their profession or careers. We recognise that support can be given in a variety of ways and appreciate any assistance you are able to give. Whichever way you are able to support us, please let us know by selecting from the options below.Kind regardsThe Alumnae & Development Team
DONATE VIA THE WOMEN OF VISION TRUST - The Trust ensures that, even in a tight fiscal climate, the school continues to improve and to flourish. The Trust is essential to us being able to retain standards and provide the girls with the excellent teaching and resources that they deserve and that keeps standards in the school so high. The consistency and the generosity of contributors is the key to our success.
support a vulnerable student with provision for their own device to access online learning
provide new or replacement key equipment for specialist practical subjects including all Science disciplines, Art - including Textiles, Clay and Photography, Music, PE and Design Technology
refurbish a teaching space, allow us to develop and extend our facilities and core teaching within the innovative curriculum, allow us to carry out essential building / maintenance projects
The school has pioneered equality since its inception in 1704. Free education for girls and boys was unusual for its time and provided opportunity to those that may otherwise not have received it. Elizabeth Fuller’s dedication and service is a testament to her vision for the children of the future. Over the centuries the school has evolved to meet the challenges and demands of new eras but the fabric remains constant; encouraging excellence, service to the community and a love of learning. Whilst a free education is something we now take for granted, it remains the case that our students come from a variety of backgrounds, and that opportunity at home is not always equal.
"Despite considerable efforts and sacrifices by women to create inequality for themselves and those that follow the sad fact is that female inequality still exists, even between the two Grammar Schools. For example, Watford Boys receive 62% more funds from legacy gifts than Watford Girls each year, a situation I believe continues to acerbate the inequality between the schools. This is a consequence that men are more like to leave a legacy to their old school than women and it is time we addressed this difference." Sylvia Tai
Legacy gifts ensure that Watford Grammar School for Girls can continue to provide the young women of tomorrow with resources, equal opportunities to learn and the ability to fulfil their potential in the world.
If you too would like to invest in the future, in the first instance please contact:
Mr Philip Beasley, Business & Finance Director
Watford Grammar School for Girls
How to Include Watford Grammar School for Girls in Your Will
Legacy gifts for Watford Grammar School for Girls are administered through the registered charity, Women of Vision Trust (reg charity number 1069040 www.). Including this information in your will helps your executors know who to contact.
We cannot offer legal or financial advice nor can we recommend solicitors. Your will is an important document and we strongly suggest that you seek professional advice.
The simplest way to update an existing will is through a codicil document for which we also recommend you seek professional advice.
You may find the following wording useful when discussing your gift to Watford Grammar School for Girls with your solicitor:
I give to the Women of Vision Trust (charity number 1069040) the sum of (insert amount in words) pounds (£ insert amount in figures), or (insert percentage in words) percent (insert percentage in figures %), for (insert purpose); and I direct that the receipt of the Trust’s Administrator or other proper officer of the Trust shall be a sufficient discharge to the executors for this gift.
Over the school year we invite volunteer alumnae, parents and friends of the school to attend our careers related events. The volunteers enthuse, inspire and ignite the imaginations of current WGGS students, often giving them guidance and an insight into a career or university course that they would like to pursue. If you would like to join the group of volunteers who enhance the girls’ education and vision for the future, please register via our Volunteering page.
As with a great many state schools, we continue to face significant pressure on our funds; government funded income has become insufficient to meet even our essential spending commitments. Consequently, in order to maintain the school's current standard of academic excellence, we need your help in the form of contributions to The Women of Vision Trust.
The Women of Vision Trust was set up in 1998 to encourage parental donations to support the development of facilities and resources at Watford Grammar School for Girls. Over the past 20 years, the Trust has raised significant funds to help support many key projects that otherwise would not have been possible.
The school would like to recruit the next members of the Governing Body from our Alumni, either former students or staff.
We believe that as a group you will understand and support our ethos and have the skills and commitment needed to play a part in the schools’ future. As a Governor you will be joining one of the largest group of volunteers in the UK.