Bursary Programme

100% Bursary Programme

Our bursary programme is unusual, if not unique, in the UK in its offer of fully-funded rolling bursaries. The first recipients started at the school in September 2012 and the Foundation, supported by the School, is currently funding 17 pupils through the School.

Year 7

Each year, a small number of means-tested 100% bursaries will be awarded from Year 7 through to and including Year 13. As decisions are made annually for a Year 7 intake, the Trustees will only accept applications for pupils currently in Year 6. You must be a permanent resident within North Devon or Torridge district council areas or Exmoor National Park and not have the financial means to send your child to West Buckland School.

Each year, 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 (excluding Barnstaple or Ilfracombe Town Council areas) or Exmoor National Park. This award is entitled the Fortescue-Bristow Bursary.

Applicants must meet the school’s academic entrance criteria through sitting an assessment. Short-listed applicants will be visited by a member of the selection panel and a volunteer teacher in their own homes.

The closing date is 1st November 2018

For further information and an application pack, please contact the Foundation Office:

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01598 760188

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