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Bart Wielenga appointed as new Head of Blundell's

Bart Wielenga, currently Second Master of Blundell's, has been appointed as the new Head from September 2018. Read more on the News page.

Annual Fund 2017/18 A few words from The Head

Nicola Huggett

Any child of outstanding ability should have access to a Blundell's education regardless of family background or wealth.

As you know, Blundell’s has some distinct and easily identifiable aims. They are our ’Roots and Wings’. Within this framework, we seek to encourage our pupils to develop strength of character and social responsibility. They must aim always for excellence, working independently and as a team to achieve this. However, perhaps my favourite School aim, is our sense of adventure.

Seeing life at School as an adventure is what we are truly aiming to achieve. In this year’s Annual Fund, we have included projects which seize upon this adventurous spirit both inside and outside the classroom. To be able to fund one or a part of one of these projects would be to contribute to the excitement and challenge of a large group of Blundellians, over a number of years.

Alongside these projects, as is always the case, we ask for support for our Bursary programme. With our founder in mind, Blundell’s continues to be generous to those in need who will really benefit from our kind of education. There are always more requests from deserving candidates than we can satisfy, so your help will be very much appreciated. I am sure we would all agree with Nelson Mandela’s famous quotation “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” We have the chance, here at Blundell’s, to change the course of many lives for the better. Who knows what great things they will go on to achieve for society at large.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Join me and support Blundell's

Blundell’s Development Office exists to ensure continuing investment in the School’s facilities and to provide vital funding for Scholarships, Bursaries and other educational programmes benefiting the pupils of Blundell’s. The Development Office’s fundraising priorities reflect the far-reaching vision for the School and will help to ensure the future success of the School. Blundell’s School is a registered charity, through the Development Office it is able to provide long term financial support for the School’s continuing development.

We endeavour to work with our Blundell’s Community, OB’s, parents and friends and supporters of the School to raise funds. We are extremely grateful to those who have supported us over the years.

Blundell’s thrives through drawing pupils from diverse backgrounds; we are shaped by the breadth of our differences. To preserve this diversity of backgrounds we spend a sum of money on bursaries each year, but the School does not have an endowment fund so finding the money to secure assisted places is always a challenge.

Blundell’s is also privileged to have some extraordinary buildings within its grounds which need continuous upkeep. The income from fees alone is not sufficient to meet restoration and maintenance costs or fund new capital projects. Please visit our Case Studies page to see how your support really does make a difference – to follow Hugh/Archie/Louisa.

Since the implementation of fundraising for the school, with the generous help of our friends, we have achieved a great deal. Looking to the future, we have other exciting projects and ongoing developments, which will further enhance the life of the School We hope you will consider supporting us.

Amber Oliver
Amber Oliver
Director of Development

Tel: 01884 232324
Mob: 07825 734440
Email: a.oliver@blundells.org
  Dale Sutcliffe
Development and
Communications PA

Tel: 01884 243262
Email: d.sutcliffe@blundells.org