Welcome to the Development Office

Blundell’s Hardship Bursary Fund

Blundell’s School is making every effort to support those families who find themselves affected by the consequences of the Coronavirus, with the decision to reduce school fees one of the many ways to help relieve the pressure many people find themselves under. The School is working tirelessly to explore additional ways in which it can further support our pupils, parents and wider community.

As part of this support, the School has initiated the ‘Blundell’s Hardship Bursary Fund’ to assist the families who have been most severely affected by the circumstances of the Coronavirus. We encourage those in our Blundell’s Community, who are able to do so, to contribute what they can, to support those in the greatest need.

It is our intention that every single child should be able to return to school when we open our doors again and as a member of the Blundell’s Community, we thank those who are able to support this initiative.

To donate towards the Blundell’s Hardship Bursary Fund, please click below. You can make a one-off donation using a credit or debit card or set-up a regular giving amount.

PLEASE remember to tick the GIFT AID box if you are a UK taxpayer when making a donation.


If you wish to discuss your donation in detail or plan to give a larger donation (and wish to avoid online charges), please do not hesitate to contact Ben Boswell, Development Director about your gift.

Email: b.boswell@blundells.org
Mobile: 07970 985430

Join me and support Blundell's A few words from The Head

Bart Wielenga

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

I would like to welcome you to Blundell’s, a thriving community, steeped in a rich history but thoroughly ambitious in embracing the opportunities open to pupils today. We provide a safe and nurturing environment in which pupils grow and flourish at their own pace, supported by dedicated staff in the most beautiful Devon setting.

We love being in Devon and we are proud of our links with the county. The wonderful space around us; the rolling hills and easy access to the Exmoor, Dartmoor and stunning beaches is anyone’s dream of an idyllic childhood and that is exactly what we aspire to give our young people. We want to create magnificent memories and the experience of a young life well lived so that when our pupils leave the haven of this wonderful school they are indeed ready for life’s many and varied challenges.

When people ask me what I see when I look at a Blundell’s education, I invariably answer: “I see life lived to the full. Every day filled with challenges and opportunities. The setting cries out for young people to explore and to be busy and involved. However, amidst this abundance, there is also a pace to existence in our corner of Devon that allows us to appreciate the wonderful things in life: not just in nature, but also in the quality of relationships, the time invested in friendships and the ability to give our full attention to those things that capture the imagination. That is the Good Life!”

We take pride in providing an all-round education in which pupils learn to be flexible, articulate and confident in themselves and in their abilities. The tangible sense of friendship and the warm rapport between staff and pupils is at the heart of everything we hold dear at this dynamic and innovative school. Our pastoral care, inside and out of the classroom, helps to develop the character of our pupils and is the foundation for the self-belief and aspiration evident in our pupils.

Blundell’s is a place where effort is highly prized and a wholehearted approach to everything we do is deeply ingrained in the School’s culture. Academic ambition, sporting prowess and cultural richness are part and parcel of the offering and pupils seldom take long to find their place where they can thrive and develop their passions. Each young person is treated as an individual and we strive to ensure that each pupil is individually known and cared for so that when they leave these gates for the last time they have a strong sense of who they are and what they want to do in the world.

Ben Boswell
Ben Boswell
Director of Development

Tel: 01884 232324
Mob: 07825 734440
Email: b.boswell@blundells.org

Hannah Hawkins
Emily Roffe-Silvester
Development Executive

Tel: 01884 232324
Email: ers@blundells.org