First Informal Music Concert…

13 Oct 2017

The first informal lunchtime concert of this academic year, was held yesterday in the recital... Read more

Fingers Crossed for Qualification…

12 Oct 2017

West Buckland were able to field a very strong and talented junior girls and boys... Read more

First Informal Music…

13 Oct 2017

The first informal lunchtime concert of this academic year, was... Read more

Fingers Crossed for …

12 Oct 2017

West Buckland were able to field a very strong and... Read more

Animal Welfare Award…

10 Oct 2017

We were delighted to hear the news that Dave Webb... Read more

A Day of Enrichment …

09 Oct 2017

The weather was absolutely perfect for this year’s Field Day... 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

  • Ben – Year 9

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    I joined West Buckland School in Year 2, and have enjoyed every year since then. It has definitely given me the courage to expand my ideas and dreams and discover the potential in me. For me, school is a great opportunity to meet new people, become good at something and even find out what you’re not so good at!

    I never thought West Buckland would be such a wonderful place to learn. After lessons end, I always look forward to the next activity. Whether its playing rugby in the pouring rain, playing my clarinet with a band or perfecting my dive in the pool. I have been lucky enough to play in school matches, which is a great experience and a privilege to be able to support our teams. With music, I’ve found an instrument I want to play and have reached Grade 5. I have also been able to go to Belgium with the music department where I had the opportunity to play music in public, abroad for the first time!

    At the moment I enjoy everything about this school and hope to broaden my interests further in the future. Whether it’s art, academic or sports related, I will always be helped by the school. In older years, I am looking forward for DofE, getting better at my sport, excelling in music, and maybe even be a boarder.

    I have definitely been drawn to West Buckland life. I am really thankful to everyone within our community.

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Parent Testimonials

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

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    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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Forthcoming Open Events

Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 11th October, 5:45pm
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Forthcoming Events

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OWBA Thailand Reunion, Royal Bangkok Sports Club

21 October @ 12:00 -

Rome Trip returns

21 October @ 14:40 -

Boarders' return

29 October @ 16:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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