Ben to Perform at…

16 Mar 2018

Year 10 Ben Lee has been invited by the Royal College of Music, to perform... Read more

U13 Netball Teams Top…

14 Mar 2018

Both the U13 A and B netball teams took the North Devon titles yesterday, under... Read more

Ben to Perform at RC…

16 Mar 2018

Year 10 Ben Lee has been invited by the Royal... Read more

U13 Netball Teams To…

14 Mar 2018

Both the U13 A and B netball teams took the... Read more

Recognition as One o…

13 Mar 2018

West Buckland School has been rated in the Top 100... Read more

Technicolor Triumph!

12 Mar 2018

In the past few weeks West Buckland has shown the... 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

  • Georgina – Year 13


    I joined West Buckland in Year 5, and am now in Year 13, currently studying for my A-levels. I love everybody here, teachers and students alike. The teachers provide a lot of support and all the students here are lovely and I have made some amazing friends.

    I feel that the teachers are really helping me to reach my academic potential not just in the lessons, but in the other activities they organise such as careers lunches, Hippocratic society and mock interviews.

    I really enjoy sport - the facilities and coaches are great and the training sessions are enjoyable. I really feel my sporting aptitude has improved as a result.

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Parent Testimonials

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


    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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Upcoming Open Days

Open Day: Monday 7th May, from 10.00am

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Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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Forthcoming Events

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Year 7 and 8 Creative Circus Changeover

19 March @ 08:40 -

Year 10 English Oral Examination

19 March @ 09:00 -

ABRSM Examinations (all day)

19 March @ 09:00 -

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In Form 2017

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