A Busy Week for…

19 Apr 2018

It has been an extremely busy week for the Outdoor Learning department with  19 Year... Read more

Kian Selected for Canada…

16 Apr 2018

Year 12 Kian Hayles-Cotton has been selected for the RCAC Leadership and Challenge Course in... Read more

A Busy Week for Outd…

19 Apr 2018

It has been an extremely busy week for the Outdoor... Read more

Kian Selected for Ca…

16 Apr 2018

Year 12 Kian Hayles-Cotton has been selected for the RCAC... Read more

Snow, Sun and a Lot …

10 Apr 2018

Students from Years 8 ato 10 enjoyed plentiful snow and... Read more

U11 Hockey Boys Rise…

29 Mar 2018

Well done to the U11 boys who played some fantastic... 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

  • Georgina – Year 13


    I joined West Buckland in Year 5, and am now in Year 13, currently studying for my A-levels. I love everybody here, teachers and students alike. The teachers provide a lot of support and all the students here are lovely and I have made some amazing friends.

    I feel that the teachers are really helping me to reach my academic potential not just in the lessons, but in the other activities they organise such as careers lunches, Hippocratic society and mock interviews.

    I really enjoy sport - the facilities and coaches are great and the training sessions are enjoyable. I really feel my sporting aptitude has improved as a result.

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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

Open Day: Monday 7th May, from 10.00am

For more information and to register for the event, 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 7 Parents' Consultation Evening & Concert

19 April @ 18:00 -
150 Building

Year 10/11 Student Voice Meeting

20 April @ 08:50 -
Downward Room

Tarka Tennis Workshop

20 April @ 13:15 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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