In many ways, making provision for Sherborne in your Will is the greatest gift of all. It signifies the belief you have in all that Sherborne stands for, creating a legacy that lasts beyond your death.  

The Foundation believes that such a commitment to the future should not be recognised purely through acts of remembrance. We think that those who have chosen to endow in the future should be both honoured and thanked in their lifetime.  

For this reason, the Bow Society was created in 1998, named in grateful memory of Charles Bow: the Sherborne coal merchant who gave in his Will the site which is now the campus of Sherborne International.  The Bow Society meets at convivial lunchtime events, and it's members consist of around 150 Old Shirburnians and other friends of the School.


I feel a great nostalgia for my time at Sherborne and this affection is one of the reasons why I decided to include Sherborne School Foundation in my Will. Despite the trials and tribulations of growing up, I made there some enduring friendships for which I’ll always be grateful.And then there are those ancient and mellow buildings, all set in the glorious Dorset countryside. Not a bad start in life!

Peter Tilley, Bow Society Member (a, 1964)

We very much hope that you will wish to become a member of this exclusive and very special donors’ society.  Please contact us by telephone on 01935 810556 or email us with your decision to make a bequest in favour of the Sherborne School Foundation and you will be automatically enrolled in the Bow Society.

Please click here to read more about leaving a legacy to Sherborne and about the Bow Society, or click here to download our Codicil form, containing the correct form of words for your Will.

Leaving a legacy to Sherborne