U11s Win Devon Hockey…

23 Feb 2018

West Buckland Prep School’s U11 hockey team have won the Devon Hockey Sevens Tournament held... Read more

U13s Unbeaten Record Continues

22 Feb 2018

Our U13 rugby team's unbeaten record this season remained in tact after yesterday's exciting North... Read more

U11s Win Devon Hocke…

23 Feb 2018

West Buckland Prep School’s U11 hockey team have won the... Read more

U13s Unbeaten Record…

22 Feb 2018

Our U13 rugby team's unbeaten record this season remained in... Read more

James' 'Awesome' Tou…

20 Feb 2018

Year 10 James Tyson has just returned from South Africa... Read more

Young Writers to Get…

14 Feb 2018

Young members of our creative writing club are to get... 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

  • Emma – Year 9

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    I joined West-Buckland in year 5 and made friends straight away, all the people were really friendly and I instantly felt as if I fitted in. I enjoy my lessons particularly Biology, Chemistry and French, the teachers are really enthusiastic. I play the violin in the Junior String Orchestra which is great fun because we get to play concerts and we all get on really well. I also enjoy sport, particularly netball and rounders.

    The school offers lots of opportunities to try lots of different activities so you can find what you like and what you're good at. I hope to stay at West-Buckland until I'm 18.

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Parent Testimonials

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


    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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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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Boarders' Activity: Sports Tournament

25 February @ TBC -

CCF Ex Cambrian Patrol Endurance Day (to 17:00)

25 February @ 08:00 -

Gymnastics: Kingsley School V Girls-U11A

25 February @ 08:00 -
Main School (Away)

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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