Inspiration Through Pizza!

Inspiration Through Pizza!

22 Jan 2019

At West Buckland we are always looking for new ways to inspire our pupils and... Read more

Magnus C-B Selected for Lambs U18 National Squad

Magnus C-B Selected for…

18 Jan 2019

Congratulations to Year 13, Magnus C-B who has been selected to join the Independent Schools... Read more

Inspiration Through Pizza!

Inspiration Through …

22 Jan 2019

At West Buckland we are always looking for new ways... Read more

Magnus C-B Selected for Lambs U18 National Squad

Magnus C-B Selected …

18 Jan 2019

Congratulations to Year 13, Magnus C-B who has been selected... Read more

Boarders Meet England Rugby International

Boarders Meet Englan…

14 Jan 2019

Our boarders took part in a very special photo call... Read more

Dr Peter Vardy - An Evening Talk To Parents

Dr Peter Vardy - An …

10 Jan 2019

Parents are invited to a talk given by Dr Peter... 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.

Our students produced outstanding exam results in 2018:


  • A* to A: 48.4% (national average 26.4%)
  • A* to B: 78.6% (national average 51.3%)


  • 53.1% of all grades were passed at 9-7/A*-A
  • 23% of students achieved ALL 9-7/A*-A
  • 2 students achieved all grade 9

Student Profiles

  • Benson – Year 12 – Hong Kong

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    I have been at West Buckland School since the end of Year 9. I enjoy studying at West Buckland as there are various opportunities to get involved in different activities provided by the school. I enjoy doing sports and music at school. I involved in basketball, badminton, athletics and music such as concert band. The facilities at the school are amazing which helps us to develop a variety of skills that we might need for our future. I am grateful to be part of such a nice school community and to have all the valuable friends that I do. I strongly recommend West Buckland to my friends.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Angela Bradshaw (2007 – present) Prep and Senior School


    Our children have been at West Buckland School from the prep years right through to the sixth form. The school has a cheerful atmosphere and attends to the needs and aspirations of each child treating them as the individuals they are. A strong work ethic has been instilled in the children meaning they can achieve their potential both now and in the future. I particularly like the wide range of pupils at the school both in terms of background and academic ability. All the children are encouraged to strive for what they want to achieve be it sporting, musical or dramatic prowess and university, military or other careers. In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending a West Buckland education.

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Upcoming Open Days & Events

Pre-Prep Activity & Open Morning

Friday 8th March, 10:00am

To register your child, please click here


Year 7 Entrance Assessment Date:

9th March 2019

To register your child for the assessment date, please click here

Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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Forthcoming Events

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Year 11 Parents' Consultation Evening

24 January @ 18:00 -
150 Building

Hockey: County V Boys-U14A

25 January @ 00:00 -

Student Council Meeting

25 January @ 08:50 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2018

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