Shaftesbury School

Wessex Partnerships bid successfully last November on behalf of Shaftesbury School to secure almost £3 million towards significant improvements to their boarding facilities at Barton Hill House.

This impressive sum came from the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Targeted Capital Fund to enable Shaftesbury School to expand their boarding services. WP worked closely with the school to create a business plan to realise their vision of regenerating the boarding house, improve standards and broaden services.

The business plan was very thorough, including undertaking feasibility studies for funding sources and setting objectives to raise standards, maximise performance and improve community engagement. The school’s headteacher, David Booth, was very appreciative.

He wrote: “May I, on behalf of everyone at Shaftesbury School, thank you for the huge effort you invested in the Plan. The success will transform the lives of many young people for years to come, and they and we are indebted to you.”

Wessex Partnerships was very pleased to hear that their bid was successful, and looks forward to similar future success.


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