Video Wins Top Prize

24 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Year 11 Jono Lethaby, whose video ‘Waves’ has won first prize in the... Read more

Expedition Groups Complete D…

21 Apr 2017

The Easter holidays was a very busy time for our Outdoor Learning department with 27... 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

Eurodisney and Netba…

20 Apr 2017

Towards the end of the Easter break, a group of... Read more

Tennis Season Starts…

18 Apr 2017

The tennis season got off to the best possible start... 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

  • Carol and Tim Baker (2011- present) Senior School

    When we decided to move to North Devon from Jersey in 2011, we did not expect to find such a wonderful school in the area. West Buckland School has provided our three children, all with different interests ranging from Art, Drama, Music, Sport and Equestrian, with the ability to fully develop their interests as well as achieving very impressive academic results. I think the school has provided everything our children needed, and where it wasn't available initially, have been flexible and accommodated them with good grace. The school has a sense of fun in a responsible environment. There is an atmosphere of community and respect for other people.

    In summary, we think the school is a hidden gem, in a stunning location, and we like the kind of people West Buckland turns out – well-rounded, respecting others and confident.

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Forthcoming Open Events

Open Day – Monday 1st May 2017 10.00am
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Deadline for 3Rs Spring Reports

24/04/2017 @ All Day -

A2 PE Moderation, King’s College, Taunton

24/04/2017 @ 07:45 -

Tennis (G) Intermediate House Competition

24/04/2017 @ 14:25 -

In Form 2016

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