Bequests to Firbank Grammar
In 2005, the Firbank Foundation, together with the School Council, established the Pen-y-bryn Society, named in honour of a major gift from the Firbank Association which enabled the School to purchase the property known as Pen-y-bryn in Middle Crescent. This is the site on which our Junior School Brighton Campus is now situated. To honour those who have indicated their intention to remember the School in their Will, ‘Pen-y-bryn’ was chosen as the symbol for this bequest society being the name that has historical significance to those who have attended Firbank.
A bequest to the School does not have to be large. It can be given and used at the School’s discretion or it can be directed to a specific purpose such as drama, the Library, scholarships or the construction of a new building. Bequests can also be directed to the Education Support Fund, which provides bursaries to students in need of financial support.
A scholarship can be established in the name of the donor when a larger capital amount is received as a bequest and invested by the School. The interest generated annually can be used to enable a student to attend Firbank who would not otherwise have been able to benefit from a Firbank education.