Tennis Teams Through to…

25 May 2017

Our successful tennis season continued with the U15 Boys Aegon Division 1 and U13 Girls... Read more

International Students Excel in…

24 May 2017

Congratulations to the international students who achieved excellent results in the IELTS (English for university entry) examination in April. Particular mentions... Read more

Tennis Teams Through…

25 May 2017

Our successful tennis season continued with the U15 Boys Aegon... Read more

International Studen…

24 May 2017

Congratulations to the international students who achieved excellent results in the IELTS (English... Read more

Busking for Teenage …

23 May 2017

Some members of the Sixth Form took a well earned... Read more

Success at ND Manufa…

22 May 2017

Last week three Year 11 pupils studying GCSE Design and... 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

  • Isobel - Year 10

    Isobel Skinner profile

    I joined West Buckland in Year 5 and have always enjoyed it here.  I really like the opportunities that West Buckland provides.  I am involved in hockey, netball, tennis, music and drama.  The facilities are fantastic and the staff are really helpful.  Our netball team got to regionals last year and that was an amazing experience, it was only down to the hard work of the staff and my teammates that we actually got to go to Truro to play.  I am really grateful to be part of such a nice school community and to have all the friends that I do.

    West Buckland has allowed me to face my fears and come out of my comfort zone, and this has taught me a lot of valuable lessons for the future.  I enjoy the extra-curricular activities and trips that West Buckland and its hard working staff have organised.  It makes me proud to be part of this school and be able to be involved in what I consider to be a very busy and dedicated school.

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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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Prep School - Casuals and Cake Charity Day

26/05/2017 @ All Day -

CIE History Examination (A2)

26/05/2017 @ 09:00 -

Half Term begins

26/05/2017 @ 16:30 -

In Form 2016

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