The Skipper Society

A legacy that lasts

Skipper Lynam, headmaster at The Dragon School for 34 years, was often described as ahead of his time. 

He believed passionately in intellectual freedom and original thought, and he famously said that “classrooms are the playing field of the mind, not its prison.” His central, most deeply held tenant, however, was that children should have the opportunity to develop their individual talents and interests, and his leadership ensured that the Dragon became a school where these values would always be held dear. 

Skipper’s greatest legacy to the Dragon is that, over 125 years after the Dragon was founded, er still find happy, self-confident and purposeful children here today. Our legacy society, which honours those who intend to play an integral part in the future of the School with a thoughtful and forward-thinking gift, is therefore named in his memory.

Membership is awarded to recognise and thank those individuals who state their intention to include the Dragon in their Will, and members are invited to an annual event to express the school’s gratitude for their intentions.

If you are planning…

To leave a legacy

We would be grateful if you could inform us so that we can express our gratitude and ensure your wishes are honoured.

Please rest assured that any details you provide will be kept in the strictest confidence. This pledge does not commit you in any way, but is a statement of your present intentions.

If you would like to have a conversation regarding gifts in Wills, please contact Saira Uppal, Director of Development and Social Impact on +44 (0)1865 315415. She would be delighted to hear from you.


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He lived not for the past, but for present and the future. He has proved that good citizens are made out of happy children; that education means encouragement

C P Harvey, of Skipper Lynam on his death in 1938

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