Sixth Formers Celebrate Strong…

17 Aug 2017

  Our Sixth Formers have delivered another excellent set of provisional A-level results which will see... Read more

Henry Plays Top Teams…

09 Aug 2017

It's been a busy summer for Year 9 Henry Cooper who, earlier in the year... Read more

Sixth Formers Celebr…

17 Aug 2017

  Our Sixth Formers have delivered another excellent set of provisional... Read more

Henry Plays Top Team…

09 Aug 2017

It's been a busy summer for Year 9 Henry Cooper... Read more

Vanguard Honours Rub…

18 Jul 2017

West Buckland has a long and enviable tradition of excellence... Read more

Gold D of E Students…

14 Jul 2017

Our Gold Duke of Edinburgh students have returned safe, well... 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

  • Hilary - Year 10


    I am in Year 10 and I came here two years ago from Hong Kong. I really enjoy all the programmes and classes here, the school does a lot of interesting subjects and the teachers make it fun and knowledgeable.

    If I finish my lessons, I will go and find my friends and play ball games together. At school I am in the netball team and the hockey team and play volleyball regularly. I’m glad that I am in the sports teams as I get to meet different people and learn new skills. I really enjoy being here at the school and especially the sport!

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Parent Testimonials

  • Debbie and Philip Loat (2006 – present) Prep and Senior School

    Our three boys have all attended West Buckland School from the age of 10. We have been impressed with the way the school challenges and inspires its pupils to high levels of achievement, sometimes stretching them to try things they did not realise they could do. At the same time, we have always found the staff to be caring and helpful. The academic achievements at the school are impressive, and we feel confident that our boys have been supported and encouraged to attain the very best grades they are capable of, both academically and musically. The school ethos allows each pupil to retain his or her individuality, but at the same time, the children learn the importance of teamwork and shared enterprise. By the end of the sixth form, it is a delight to see how the pupils have matured into articulate, confident and outgoing young adults, ready to cope with whatever the future holds. Thank you West Buckland School.

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Forthcoming Open Events

Activity and Open Day, Saturday 30th September, 9.30am
Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 11th October, 6pm
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Pre-season rugby tour to Stratford departs (return Sun 27th )

25/08/2017 @ All Day -

Term begins

30/08/2017 @ 08:40 -

Half Term begins

13/10/2017 @ 16:30 -

In Form 2017

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