U13 Hockey Team Narrowly…

22 Nov 2017

The U13 girls’ hockey squad played really well in this week’s In2Hockey county finals held... Read more

Charity Calendar on Sale…

21 Nov 2017

The Sixth Form Charities Committee are delighted to announce that their 2018 calendars will be... Read more

U13 Hockey Team Narr…

22 Nov 2017

The U13 girls’ hockey squad played really well in this... Read more

Charity Calendar on …

21 Nov 2017

The Sixth Form Charities Committee are delighted to announce that... Read more

New Prep School Head…

17 Nov 2017

The Governors of West Buckland are delighted to announce the... Read more

U16 Netball Team Thr…

16 Nov 2017

The U16 Netball squad are North Devon champions after winning... 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 11


    I am in Year 11 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

  • Eleanor and Sean Davies (2007 – present) Senior School


    We chose West Buckland for our children as we felt that it offered exactly the right balance of formality and friendliness, which was evident from our very first visit; we just knew that the School “felt right” for us and our children.

    It was important to us that the School we chose was able to demonstrate academic success, but, much more than that, it needed to be somewhere that our children could thrive, grow, and feel supported at every stage of their school lives; West Buckland has certainly fulfilled (and even exceeded) our expectations.

    Amy and Jake have both fully embraced all that the School has to offer, academically and in terms of the huge range of extracurricular opportunities. They have enjoyed participating in music, musical theatre and sport, and with the excellent facilities available for Sixth Form Boarding, West Buckland has given them an excellent all-round experience.

    Importantly for us as parents, we know that they have both been very happy at the School and made some genuine and lasting friendships here. We will be sad to leave West Buckland School behind, but it has certainly given our children the confidence and self-reliance to look forward to the next chapter in their lives.

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Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Dates

11+ and 13+ Entrance and Academic Scholarship Assessments, Saturday 20th January 2018
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For information on all our Entrance and Scholarship Assessments, 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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Hockey: Exeter School V Girls-U9A

23 November @ 14:00 -
Main School (Away)

Hockey: Exeter School V Girls-U9A

23 November @ 14:00 -
Main School (Away)

Winter Concert

23 November @ 19:00 -
Memorial Hall

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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