best schools top 100 award

West Buckland School has been rated in the Top 100 co-educational boarding schools in the UK.  In fact, the school is rated as high as number 67 in the league table, produced by Educational Advisors Ltd.

The award  is based on A-level results, A* and A grades and number of pupils with exam success for 2017.

Headmaster, Phillip Stapleton, is delighted with this recognition. "This is a fantastic achievement for a small school to be recognised like this and reflects the hard work that the pupils and staff put in to ensure that our results continue to be among the best, not only in the region, but on a national scale.  This is especially impressive when you consider that, unlike us, many of the schools in the league table are extremely selective on admissions.  We continue to believe that we can encourage our pupils and make them the best that they can be."

 

 

Monday 12 March

Technicolor Triumph!

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In the past few weeks West Buckland has shown the full repertoire of its talent in the drama and musical departments, firstly with Guys and Dolls and now, with a spectacular performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, by the Prep school.

Accompanied, as always, by the multi-tasking and multi-talented Mr Carter on piano, the cast sang and performed with such confidence, delighting the audience with their strong singing and assured acting.

The show was a colour spectacular, with wonderful set and costumes, undertaken by a team of hardworking staff, working away behind the scenes.  More photos available on Facebook.

In the past few weeks West Buckland has shown the full repertoire of its talent in the drama and musical departments, firstly with Guys and Dolls and now, with a spectacular performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, by the Prep school.

Accompanied, as always, by the multi-tasking and multi-talented Mr Carter on piano, the cast sang and performed with such confidence, delighting the audience with their strong singing and assured acting.

The show was a colour spectacular, with wonderful set and costumes, undertaken by a team of hardworking staff, working away behind the scenes.  More photos available on Facebook.

Wednesday 07 March

U13 Boys are County Champs

u13 county winners news

Following on from the county successes of the U11s and U14s boys hockey teams, the U13s have also been crowned County Champions, after a rain-soaked tournament.

The team won all their matches in the pool stages, beating St Peter's Lympstone,  King's School, Devonport High, Exeter School, Torquay Grammer and Mount Kelly in the pool stages, whilst only conceding two goals.

In the quarter finals, they had a convincing 3-0 win over South Dartmoor, and reached the finals with a 2-0 win over Plymstock in the semi-finals.

The final was tense and exciting, after a 1-1 draw in normal time took the teams into penalty flicks.

However, the team proved that they have a calmer approach to taking penalties than the England football team, coming through as eventual winners, 3-2.

This results shows how strong the younger hockey teams are and we wish them all success in the preliminary regional rounds that are coming up in the next few weeks.

Monday 05 March

U15s In Tight Tussle

nd tournament runners up news

In what we are terming the 'pre-snow' period, our U15 netball team ran in a very close second in an extremely exciting North Devon tournament.

Having not conceded more than two goals in any of their earlier rounds, with solid performances by all the players, the team came up against Park Community School in the finals, where, in a very close and exciting match, they lost by a single goal.