A-Level Students Smash It!

A-Level Students Smash It!

16 Aug 2018

Sixth Formers have smashed it, achieving the perfect score in their A-levels, with a 100%... Read more

Under 13 Boys Win Tennis Trophy

Under 13 Boys Win…

02 Aug 2018

Eddy Pope and Toby Watts were victorious in the final against Ilfracombe Academy in the... Read more

A-Level Students Smash It!

A-Level Students Sma…

16 Aug 2018

Sixth Formers have smashed it, achieving the perfect score in... Read more

Under 13 Boys Win Tennis Trophy

Under 13 Boys Win Te…

02 Aug 2018

Eddy Pope and Toby Watts were victorious in the final... Read more

Cadet Corporal Kian Hayles-Cotton Joins Canadian Platoon

Cadet Corporal Kian …

31 Jul 2018

Year 13 Kian Hayles-Cotton a Cadet Corporal in the West... Read more

Ella Clifton Progresses In Skeleton Trials

Ella Clifton Progres…

24 Jul 2018

Congratulations to Year 13, Ella Clifton who progresses to Phase... 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

  • Hilary - Year 11


    I am in Year 11 and I came here two years ago from Hong Kong. I really enjoy all the programmes and classes here, the school does a lot of interesting subjects and the teachers make it fun and knowledgeable.

    If I finish my lessons, I will go and find my friends and play ball games together. At school I am in the netball team and the hockey team and play volleyball regularly. I’m glad that I am in the sports teams as I get to meet different people and learn new skills. I really enjoy being here at the school and especially the sport!

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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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Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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