New Cadets Practice Camp…

19 Oct 2016

The Year 9 cadets enjoyed their first 24-hour exercise last weekend on the West Buckland... Read more

Two Selected for Devon…

18 Oct 2016

We are delighted to announce that Jack Chapman (Year 12) and Oscar Carter-Burns (Year 13)... Read more

New Cadets Practice …

19 Oct 2016

The Year 9 cadets enjoyed their first 24-hour exercise last... Read more

Two Selected for Dev…

18 Oct 2016

We are delighted to announce that Jack Chapman (Year 12)... Read more

Hockey Girls Progres…

13 Oct 2016

  The West Buckland School Girls’ U16 hockey team have qualified... Read more

Disney Day Raises Va…

11 Oct 2016

The Prep School was awash on Friday with Tiggers, Dalmations... Read more

Welcome to West Buckland

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

  • Isobel - Year 10

    Isobel Skinner profile

    I joined West Buckland in Year 5 and have always enjoyed it here.  I really like the opportunities that West Buckland provides.  I am involved in hockey, netball, tennis, music and drama.  The facilities are fantastic and the staff are really helpful.  Our netball team got to regionals last year and that was an amazing experience, it was only down to the hard work of the staff and my teammates that we actually got to go to Truro to play.  I am really grateful to be part of such a nice school community and to have all the friends that I do.

    West Buckland has allowed me to face my fears and come out of my comfort zone, and this has taught me a lot of valuable lessons for the future.  I enjoy the extra-curricular activities and trips that West Buckland and its hard working staff have organised.  It makes me proud to be part of this school and be able to be involved in what I consider to be a very busy and dedicated school.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Jeff & Lucy Lancaster (2005-2015) Prep and Senior School


    Our first impression of West Buckland School in 2005 was of a slightly austere establishment in the beautiful countryside of North Devon and yet underneath lay a genuinely friendly and caring school with a total commitment to their children. The campus has evolved with outstanding modern facilities that our three children have thoroughly enjoyed, but there has always been this underlying foundation based on personalised child welfare and development. Our children grasped every opportunity available to them and in return grew in self-confidence: Ten Tors, sport and more sport, the Exmoor Run, drama, music, leadership roles, friends and academic achievements which enabled them to go to top universities. Most of all though, they have emerged as grounded, socially aware and respectful individuals with a positive self-assurance, and although we can take credit as parents, we are indebted to the care and guidance from the teachers at West Buckland.

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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Silver D of E Assessment & Gold D of E Training to Brecon Beacons departs (rtn Sunday)

27/10/2016 @ All Day -

Iceland Trip returns

28/10/2016 @ 13:00 -

Silver D of E Assessment & Gold D of E Training returns

30/10/2016 @ All Day -

Performance Programmes

Dance, tennis and volleyball

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In Form 2016

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