Remembering Downside School in your will is a very good way to make a donation that may not have been possible during your lifetime.

The uncertainty of costs in later life for you and your loved ones can make it difficult to make donations for causes you care about, however, many people make charitable donations as part of their estate planning. Remember that Downside is a registered charity and therefore any bequests to us are exempt from any inheritance tax.

The knowledge that this support will come cushions us against the enormous responsibility of maintaining our historic buildings and providing much-needed capital to support bursaries. To download a copy of our legacy leaflet which includes a pledge form click here.

Petre Society

Members of the Petre Society have all pledged a legacy to Downside. We are very grateful to the members and every year they are invited to join us on St Gregory’s Day for mass in the Abbey Church followed by a convivial lunch with the members of the Monastic Community.  


Leslie Addington (B41)
Rudolph Agnew (S51)
Martin Appleby (S50)
Charles Atchley (B58)
Stanley Ball (R58)
David Barnett (C55)
Richard Beale (C53)
Patrick Branigan (R58)
Michael Callender (C56)
John Carter (C63)
Tim Coghlan (U65)
Mark-Anthony Conti (S81)
John Cummings (S51)
Martin Cuss (S58)
Brian Donovan (C53)
Mary Eke
James Fairrie (R65)
Michael FitzGerald (S54)
Hans Fleischner (C45)
Sean Fox-Slater (R71)
Robert Gibbons (B54)
Christopher Grievson (Ra62)
William Griffiths (S71)
Edward Hallinan (R55)
George Harby (R58)
Louis Harrison (S58)
Mark Heath (R62)
Edward Hutton (B70)
Oliver Jefferson (R72)
Ian Jessiman (R49)
Robert Langran (B49)
David Lawrence (R54)
John Ludlow (C82)
Michael MacKenzie (B55)
Nicholas Mander (S67)
Byard McHugh (B55)
James Midwood (C47)
David Morgan (R60)
Ian Norrington (B54)
John Nye
Michael Paine (S58)
Martin Powys-Lybbe (B57)
Edward Pryce (S57)
Peter Quincey Carter (B42)
Dick Richardson (R47)
Ann Ryan
John Scanlan (S54)
Aylward Shorter (B50)
Nigel Sill (S65)
Justin Staples (C48)
Mark Steed (C71)
Thomas Sutcliffe
Christopher Tanfield
Michael Thesiger (B53)
Chris Von Patzelt (S66)
John Webb (U60)
Daphne Westlake
Michael Weston-Burt (R59)
Elizabeth Williams
Peter Wilson (B59)

If you have any questions about how to become a member, please feel free to contact us:

Mrs Jane Vines
Director of External Communications
Email: jvines@downside.co.uk
Tel: +44(0)1761 235158