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The 1726 Society

The 1726 Society

This is traditionally our legacy programme and gifts made to the 1726 Society are used to provide bursarial support to families who might not otherwise be able to offer their daughter an education at Godolphin.

As you know, the philanthropic Elizabeth Godolphin founded our school in 1726 to provide an education for young girls – something virtually unheard of in those days – and almost 300 years on, we are still honouring her legacy and bequest by educating our girls.

The 1726 Society is the legacy fund and the primary function of this is to provide bursarial support to families wishing to send their daughters’ to Godolphin. Of course, we always honour the wishes of those who leave a legacy and recently we were able to issue each girl in the Prep with her own hymn book which was enabled through a legacy from a former member of staff.

Through her bequest, Elizabeth facilitated the education of young women, and if you wish to make a bequest, you will continue and honour this legacy.