Pupils Make Their Own…

19 Jan 2017

The Year 8 French students produced some delicious Galette de Rois cakes this week, as... Read more

Oxbridge Success

18 Jan 2017

Whilst many of our Year 13 students are still in the process of waiting to... Read more

Pupils Make Their Ow…

19 Jan 2017

The Year 8 French students produced some delicious Galette de... Read more

Oxbridge Success

18 Jan 2017

Whilst many of our Year 13 students are still in... Read more

New Boarding Opportu…

17 Jan 2017

We are very pleased to announce our new Weekly and... Read more

An Evening of Opera

16 Jan 2017

On Friday and Saturday night, audiences were treated to an... Read more

Welcome to West Buckland

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

  • Mikhail – Year 10 - Russia


    Hello. My name is Mikhail Grishchenko, I am from Russia. I have started studying in this school since Easter holidays in Year 8 and now I am in Year 10. I am enjoying my time here and I have got many friends. I am enjoying the boarding community and it made me a much more responsible person. Here, unlike Russian schools, I have an opportunity to choose subjects which are interesting for me and might be connected with my future higher education. In my A-Levels (in the twelfth and thirteenth class), I plan to study chemistry, biology and physics.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Sussie and Malcolm Podmore (2001 – present) Prep and Senior School


    From 2001 and up to 2017 West Buckland Prep and Senior School have provided very happy, positive, all-round educational experiences for all three of our children. Although each of them is so different, West Buckland has provided a variety of opportunities to match their wide ranging needs in sport, music, art, drama, languages and many extracurricular activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and a recent trip to New York.

    The children were fortunate to have been at the school at the right time to benefit from the new sports hall, 150 building and, now, the sixth form boarding house.

    The quality of pastoral care throughout has been routinely high and has helped Freddie, Arabella and Millie to become independent, balanced individuals equipped to embark on their lives beyond school.


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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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End of Year 11 Mocks

20/01/2017 @ 12:15 -

Hockey (B) U11 v Kingsley School

20/01/2017 @ 13:30 -

Netball U11 v Kingsley School

20/01/2017 @ 13:30 -

Performance Programmes

Dance, tennis and volleyball

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In Form 2016

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