Street Dancing Available In 2019

Street Dancing Available In…

10 Dec 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Street Dancing classes will be available to students from... Read more

6-0 Win For WBS Football Team

6-0 Win For WBS…

07 Dec 2018

The WBS Football team had a very solid performance against Kingsley School this week. Year... Read more

Street Dancing Available In 2019

Street Dancing Avail…

10 Dec 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Street Dancing classes will... Read more

6-0 Win For WBS Football Team

6-0 Win For WBS Foot…

07 Dec 2018

The WBS Football team had a very solid performance against... Read more

Christmas Around The World

Christmas Around The…

07 Dec 2018

Prep 3 pupils met with some of our international students... Read more

News from Movember

News from Movember

05 Dec 2018

For Movember, Year 13 boys attempted to grow their best... 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-levels:

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

GCSE:

  • 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

  • Reuben - Year 10

    Reuben Windley profile

    My name is Reuben and I am in Year 10. I have been at West Buckland School since I was four years old. 

    What I love about this school is how busy it keeps me! There is so much to do and so many opportunities to try new things. I am a keen sportsman and musician but I also love playing chess and singing in the Junior Boys Choir. I can do all of these things here at school because of the great facilities and enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Doing all this means I get to meet lots of people of different nationalities and ages and learn many positive things from these experiences.

    As I progress through school I look forward to the challenges that the Outdoor Adventure Department offers and hope to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and The Ten Tors Challenge. I know I am very lucky to be studying here.

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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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Upcoming Open Days & Events

Pre-Prep Activity and Open Morning, 30th November 2018, 10:00am

For more information and to register for the event, please click here

Year 7 Entrance Assessment Dates:
24th November 2018 and 19th January 2019

To register your child for either 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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Prep School Glee Rehearsals (to 12:00)

12 December @ 09:00 -

Swimming: Senior House Gala

12 December @ 15:10 -

Junior Choir Rehearsal for Carol Service (to 17:00)

12 December @ 16:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2018

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