Sponsored Hour Raises Hundreds…

28 Apr 2017

West Buckland Nursery and Pre-Prep children raised a phenomenal £848.02 for the charity, Care for... Read more

An Evening of String…

27 Apr 2017

On Wednesday evening St. Peter’s Church in Bratton Fleming played host to our annual evening... Read more

Sponsored Hour Raise…

28 Apr 2017

West Buckland Nursery and Pre-Prep children raised a phenomenal £848.02... Read more

An Evening of String…

27 Apr 2017

On Wednesday evening St. Peter’s Church in Bratton Fleming played... Read more

Video Wins Top Prize

24 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Year 11 Jono Lethaby, whose video ‘Waves’ has... Read more

Expedition Groups Co…

21 Apr 2017

The Easter holidays was a very busy time for our... 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 8

     

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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

  • Angela Bradshaw (2007 – present) Prep and Senior School

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    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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Forthcoming Open Events

Open Day – Monday 1st May 2017 10.00am
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Prep Open Morning – Tuesday 6th June 10.00am
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Boarders’ Activity: Camping

30/04/2017 @ All Day -

LAMDA Examinations (to 17:00)

30/04/2017 @ 09:00 -
Clubroom

GCSE Drama Rehearsal (to 16:00)

30/04/2017 @ 10:00 -
150 Theatre

In Form 2016

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