U13 Devon Cricket Champions

23 Jun 2017

West Buckland School’s U13 first XI were crowned county cricket champions on Wednesday 21st June... Read more

Year 12 Embark on…

20 Jun 2017

With the changes to the A-level structure, and the removal of the AS exams, students... Read more

U13 Devon Cricket Ch…

23 Jun 2017

West Buckland School’s U13 first XI were crowned county cricket... Read more

Year 12 Embark on EP…

20 Jun 2017

With the changes to the A-level structure, and the removal... Read more

U13s Reach Devon Fin…

19 Jun 2017

The U13 Cricket team have reached the finals of the... Read more

Shadowing Team Prese…

16 Jun 2017

Four Year 9 pupils visited Park School in Barnstaple, along with a... Read more

Welcome to West Buckland

The leading independent school in North Devon

West Buckland School was founded in 1858 and is an independent co-ed day and boarding school set in 100 acres of beautiful North Devon countryside in the South West of England.

Today, West Buckland is a vibrant school with a strong supportive community, welcoming 600 children aged from three to eighteen years into our Nursery, Preparatory, Senior School and Sixth Form.

Teaching is challenging and stimulating, and the school has a consistently high record of academic achievement. Our students also benefit from exceptional opportunities in sport, music, the performing arts and a whole host of other extra-curricular activities.

The aims and ethos of our school are to enable all pupils to develop the personal qualities, abilities and values which will prepare them to make the most of their own lives and to contribute to society.

Student Profiles

  • Emma – Year 8

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    I joined West-Buckland in year 5 and made friends straight away, all the people were really friendly and I instantly felt as if I fitted in. I enjoy my lessons particularly Biology, Chemistry and French, the teachers are really enthusiastic. I play the violin in the Junior String Orchestra which is great fun because we get to play concerts and we all get on really well. I also enjoy sport, particularly netball and rounders.

    The school offers lots of opportunities to try lots of different activities so you can find what you like and what you're good at. I hope to stay at West-Buckland until I'm 18.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Eleanor and Sean Davies (2007 – present) Senior School


    We chose West Buckland for our children as we felt that it offered exactly the right balance of formality and friendliness, which was evident from our very first visit; we just knew that the School “felt right” for us and our children.

    It was important to us that the School we chose was able to demonstrate academic success, but, much more than that, it needed to be somewhere that our children could thrive, grow, and feel supported at every stage of their school lives; West Buckland has certainly fulfilled (and even exceeded) our expectations.

    Amy and Jake have both fully embraced all that the School has to offer, academically and in terms of the huge range of extracurricular opportunities. They have enjoyed participating in music, musical theatre and sport, and with the excellent facilities available for Sixth Form Boarding, West Buckland has given them an excellent all-round experience.

    Importantly for us as parents, we know that they have both been very happy at the School and made some genuine and lasting friendships here. We will be sad to leave West Buckland School behind, but it has certainly given our children the confidence and self-reliance to look forward to the next chapter in their lives.

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Forthcoming Open Events

Prep Open Morning – Tuesday 6th June 10.00am
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Year 9 (G) Bronze D of E Expedition: Walking on Exmoor

23/06/2017 @ 09:00 -

Year 9 (B) CCF Chivenor Armed Forces Day (return 15:00)

23/06/2017 @ 09:00 -

Decision Maths D2 Examination (Y13 & some Y12)

23/06/2017 @ 09:00 -

In Form 2016

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