West Buckland School Foundation is a separate charity. Its office is at the top of the main school building and the Foundation is run on a day-to-day basis by two full-time members of staff:
Amanda Reynolds - Foundation Manager
Monica Carter-Burns - Foundation and Alumni Officer
The Foundation is supported by a Board of Trustees who, along with the Foundation Manager, work closely with the Governors and Headmaster of West Buckland School.
The Trustees are:
The Countess of Arran
Dr Tom Bigge
Bill Geen (Chair of Trustees)
Lucy Wakefield (Vice-Chair of Trustees)
Jonathan Edwards CBE 1976 -1984 G
The West Buckland School Foundation was brought into existence in 2003 and today the office is a hub for alumni relations and development.
The Foundation supports the provision of high-quality education at West Buckland School. We aim to provide funds for bursaries and capital projects over the long term, neither of which can be funded through fee income alone.
A key part of our work is to support the Old West Buckland Association (OWBA) and its activities including events and publications. Together we communicate the aspirations of the school to alumni, parents, former parents and other friends and organise events to involve everyone in the life of West Buckland School.
We value every gift of time, expertise or resources. West Buckland was built on philanthropy and has been supported throughout the generations by Old West Bucklanders, parents and the wider community. Their many gifts, large or small have allowed us – and will continue to allow us - to provide an outstanding educational environment.
Registered Charity Number #1096487