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Free Places at West Buckland School

West Buckland School Foundation is offering free places at West Buckland School to children from the local community. There are two Foundation Bursaries available for entry into Year 7 in September 2022.

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28th July 2021 — West Buckland School Foundation is offering free places at West Buckland School to children from the local community.

There are two Foundation Bursaries available for entry into Year 7 in September 2022. These full bursaries have been made possible by generous legacies and donations as well as by the support of West Buckland School. One full bursary, the Fortescue Bristow bursary, is available to families who derive their principal income from the rural economy.

Families of prospective candidates, about to enter Year 6, are encouraged to contact the Foundation office as applications will be opening soon. Places are on offer to pupils who pass the entrance examinations, which are held in November 2021, and whose parents could not consider sending their child to West Buckland School without this assistance. T

he Foundation was set up in 2003 and has been helping fund bursaries since that time; the free places programme started in 2012 and there are currently fourteen pupils at West Buckland whose places are fully funded. The identity of these bursary recipients is highly confidential and will not be disclosed unless the family agrees.

Headmaster Phillip Stapleton said: “At West Buckland we have a strong vision of social inclusivity and wide opportunity. These Foundation bursaries give children, who would not otherwise have been able to attend West Buckland, a truly life-changing opportunity. Those children in return can give their talents and skills to better our community.” West Buckland School will continue to provide a number of means-tested bursaries for those in need of support. West Buckland was recently described by the Good Schools Guide as “a gem of a school in an outstanding location”.

For further information please contact Amanda Reynolds, Foundation Director Email: foundation@westbuckland.com Telephone: 01598 760164 Release date: 28th July 202

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West Buckland School (Coed 3-18) is a day and boarding school in Devon.

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