West Buckland School this term welcomes Amanda Reynolds as Foundation Manager. Amanda was previously Business Manager at Shearwell Data, based on Exmoor, and has previous experience in fundraising, press and public relations.
West Buckland School Foundation’s Bursary programme changes lives and shapes futures. Each year, bursaries are awarded to Year 7 pupils from the local area whose families are not in a position to afford school fees and who have an educational need e.g. academic, sports, artistic or musical.
One of the bursaries will be awarded to a child whose parents derive their main income from, or in connection with, the rural economy and live within the North Devon Council area or Exmoor National Park, excluding town council areas. In addition, the Bursary Programme also offers fully-funded bursaries for the Sixth Form.
Amanda is extremely excited about the role of Foundation Manager. “I am delighted to be taking on this very important role and am looking forward to the vital task in generating income for West Buckland’s Bursary Fund. West Buckland was built on philanthropy and has been supported throughout the generations by OWBAs, parents and the wider community. The Foundation is a hub for alumni and development and plays an extremely important role providing funds for bursaries and capital projects, neither of which can be funded through fee income alone.”
Amanda lives in Tiverton with her teenage son and has two older daughters who have flown the nest. Her hobbies include racing vintage cars, painting seascapes and watching her son play cricket.
For further details about the Foundation’s Bursary programme, please contact the Foundation office (01598) 760164.